Nia Griffith MP calls for ‘more not less’ services at Prince Philip Hospital

NIA Griffith MP has said that Llanelli needs more hospital services at Prince Philip Hospital not less.

Speaking exclusively to Llanelli Online today, Friday (Apr 20) following the Hywel Dda board meeting yesterday she said: “Absolutely no way do we want to see Llanelli become a community hospital.

We want to keep the services we have here in Llanelli. We are the largest town in the Hywel Dda area.

We've also got a...

Lee Waters AM ‘bitterly disappointed’ at Health Board’s proposals to ‘downgrade’ PPH

Lee Waters AM has stated that he is 'bitterly disappointed' by the proposals that Hywel Dda have published, which include a consultation to downgrade PPH from a general hospital to a community hospital.

The Llanelli AM said: "For the last two years they’ve been telling me that they regard Llanelli’s Prince Philip hospital as the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the health board, and the minor injury unit as one of the few in the country to meet its targets despite treating a growing...

Hywel Dda – Our Big NHS Change

WE have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to fundamentally change the way that we provide local healthcare services for the better – and we want to hear what you have to say about it.

'Hywel Dda - Our Big NHS Change' was officially launched at a meeting of the health board today (Thursday 19 April 2018), marking the start of a 12-week public consultation aimed at making provision of local health and care better for our communities.

We’re asking residents across Carmarthenshire,...

Llannon and Tumble get two new defibrillators

LLANNON Community Council say that they are  delighted to be the recipients of two new defibrillators with security boxes for Llannon and Tumble.

Local business owner Cathy McPherson fundraised for a unit outside her shop, Maddocks Store in Tumble.

Llannon Community Council also provided assistance along with Gwyn Edwards to ensure that the community has the defibrillators which will be installed soon.

Cllr Nathan Holman, a local qualified paramedic, received the donation of the...

Llanelli AM and MP host public meeting on Ash Grove surgery

LEE Waters AM and Nia Griffith MP held a packed public meeting about the future of Llanelli’s Ash Grove Medical Centre on Saturday at the Selwyn Samuel Centre.

Over 90 people attended the meeting, which was held at the request of the surgery’s patients who were alarmed to receive a letter from Hywel Dda Health Board informing them that the Partners of Ash Grove had made the decision to cease providing services from August 2018.

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Telephone number change for Community Phlebotomy Clinic

THIS is a public notice from Hywel Dda University Health Board giving local residents who use the Community Phlebotomy Clinic at the Antioch Centre, Llanelli or Meddygfa Tywyn Bach, Burry Port advance notice that the telephone number for booking an appointment is changing.

As from Monday 23rd April the new number for making an appointment will be 0300 3039642 between the hours of 09:00 – 16:00, Monday to Friday.

This pilot scheme, to help reduce pressures on Prince Phillip Hospital, has...

Hywel Dda Doctor named Best in Wales for Clinical Innovation

HYWEL Dda Surgical Speciality Doctor, Sujatha Udayasankar, has been honoured by the Wales Deanery at an event hosted by the British Medical Association (BMA) at the National Museum in Cardiff.

Dr Udayasankar was awarded the prestigious Wales Deanery’s ‘Staff and Associate Specialist Award for Clinical Service Innovation’ in recognition of a range of clinical and academic activities, notably, the string of quality improvement activities she initiated at the Breast Care Unit at Prince...

Update on GP Out-of-Hours service

WE are continuing to experience difficulties in filling some of our Out-of-Hours rotas in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire this weekend due to GP shortages.  As always, efforts are continuing until the last
possible moment, however you may experience a limited service in these counties for which we would like to apologise.

If you are unwell out of hours during the evenings and weekend you can do a number of things: * for health information and advice, including online symptom checkers,...

Toxic algae warning at North Dock

THE public have been warned of potential risks to health following the discovery of 'toxic algae' at the North Dock in Llanelli.

A notice posted on the website of the Pembrey Country Park state:

The water in North Dock, Llanelli has been contaminated by toxic algae which are potentially harmful to health.

These algae may cause illness in both humans and animals.

You are advised:

• Not to swim in the water
• Not to swallow the water
• To avoid contact with the...

Llanelli councillors to propose notice of motion to protect health services

TWO Llanelli town councillors are to propose a notice of motion at the next meeting of Llanelli Town Council on Wednesday (Apr 4).

The motion will be proposed by Councillor Sean Rees (Glanymor Ward) and seconded by Councillor Mike Cranham (Bigyn Ward).

The notice is as follows:

In accordance with Standing Order 8.1 of Llanelli Town Council, can we, the undersigned proposer and seconder give notice of a motion to be considered at the ordinary meeting of Llanelli Town Council on...