I was very concerned indeed to hear that there was no out of hours GP service at Prince Philip Hospital after 12 noon on Sunday due to a GP shortage.
It is vital that we keep the out of hours GP service open in Llanelli, as it can get treatment started straight away, spot serious symptoms or provide reassurance. No-one should have to take a sick relative all the way to Carmarthen and back, especially in the icy conditions we experienced on the weekend.
Lee Waters AM and I will be pressing Hywel Dda Health Board to explain how this was allowed to happen and set out what they will do to make sure it does not happen again. They also need to tell us how they are planning to ensure this crucial service remains at Prince Philip Hospital.