Home > News > Nia meets Health Minister

Keith Davies AM, Nia Griffith MP, Ray Jones, Jan Williams and Tegwen Devichand meet Health Minister Lesley Griffiths AM.

Nia Griffith MP and members of the Llanelli Constituency Labour Party recently met the Minister for Health, Lesley Griffiths AM to outline their concerns at proposed changes to the configuration of health services in Llanelli. They put their case forward on behalf of Llanelli residents in a meeting arranged by Llanelli AM Keith Davies.

Speaking about the meeting, Nia said
“We stressed to the Minister that services must be accessible and local, and that we want to keep the widest possible range of services at Prince Philip Hospital. We pointed out the difficulties for patients and their families of having to traipse all the way to Carmarthen for treatment, with the problems exacerbated by the lack of joined up public transport. I reiterated our concerns about retaining Accident and Emergency services at Prince Philip Hospital, and stressed the importance of better A&E facilities which could benefit many Llanelli residents and prevent them from making unnecessary journeys to Carmarthen for basic treatment.”