The results of Hywel Dda Health Board’s hospital consultation have been published. They reveal overwhelming opposition to the proposal that downgrades Prince Philip Hospital amongst the 5,000+ people who completed the questionnaire.
Support was strongest for retaining a general hospital in Llanelli, with many pointing out that any downgrade here would force Llanelli residents to go to Morriston and increase pressure on Swansea’s health board. The results also reveal huge concern about locating any new hospital between Narberth and St Clears due to the difficulties of travelling there and recruitment.
I will write to Hywel Dda to reiterate these points and continue the fight to keep a proper general hospital at Prince Philip and the fullest possible range of services here in Llanelli.