Chairman of APB for drug and alcohol misuse responds to appeal to move centre

FOLLOWING our article on the appeal by a town centre businessman to move a centre for clients at a centre for drug and alcohol misuse the Chairman of the Area Planning Board (APB) and Director of Public Health at Hywel Dda university Health Board  has responded. In a statement Ros Jervis said:

“The Area Planning Board (APB) for drug and alcohol misuse is a multi - agency partnership that includes Hywel Dda Health Board, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire...

No extension on hospital consultation

THERE will not be an extension on the consultation process, which will determine the future for the hospitals in West Wales.

The announcement was made via an email to County Councillor John Prosser who had requested an extension citing the main reason as not having had enough paper consultation documents available.

The email sent by the CEO of Hywel Dda university Health Board Steve Moore reads:

It was good to meet with you and members of SOSPPAN on Thursday 21 June 2018 and to...

‘The dentist will see you now – well in five years time in south Ceredigion’  

PLAID Cymru has challenged the Welsh Government over long waiting times to register for a NHS dentist in south Ceredigion.

Mid and West AM Simon Thomas quizzed the First Minister in the Senedd over the availability of Welsh NHS dentists following a Freedom of Information request which found a five year wait in south Ceredigion.

In their response under the Freedom of Information Act Hywel Dda University Health Board said it only manages the waiting list for dental practices within South...

Public Services Ombudsman report on Hywel Dda care raised in the Senedd

THE Public Services Ombudsman for Wales's report on the distressing case of Ellie and Chris James of Haverfordwest, whose son died in Glangwili hospital was raised in the Senedd Chamber.

Speaking in the Senedd chamber Plaid Cymru Mid and West AM Simon Thomas said: “There were a host of failings described in the ombudsman's report, compounded by the decision to describe their son's death as 'stillborn', despite the fact that he had signs of life after being born, and that in itself was...

Lampeter residents urged to have their say at Health Board consultation

RESIDENTS in Lampeter and the surrounding area are being invited to a public drop-in event to discuss our proposals to fundamentally change the way we provide healthcare services for current and future generations.

The event will be held between 2pm-7pm at Victoria Hall, Lampeter SA48 7EE on Monday 2 July 2018.  This is your opportunity to tell us what you think about our proposals or to give us new ideas.

Hywel Dda University Health Board has formally launched its “Big NHS...

New places available for dental services in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire

PATIENTS who have been on a waiting list to access dental services in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire are being asked to get in touch after a number of new spaces became available.

Hywel Dda University Health Board has recently undertaken a commissioning exercise to increase the level of NHS dental services within the Health Board.  As a result the health board has successfully awarded new contracts in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire to support those patients who have not previously...

Update on GP out-of-hours service

HYWEL Dda Health Board have provided an update on the GP out of hour services:

WE are currently experiencing a shortage of GPs to cover the Out of Hours service in Carmarthenshire overnight tonight. Efforts are continuing until the last possible moment to fill the shifts affected, which are for this evening and overnight at Glangwili General Hospital. In the meantime, there are other services that can help you if you are unwell:

  • for health information and advice, including...

Haverfordwest residents urged to have their say at Health Board consultation

RESIDENTS in Haverfordwest and the surrounding area are being invited to a public drop-in event to discuss our proposals to fundamentally change the way we provide healthcare services for current and future generations.

The event will be held between 2pm-7pm at Pembrokeshire Archives Building, Haverfordwest SA61 2PE on Tuesday 26 June 2018.  This is your opportunity to tell us what you think about our proposals or to give us new ideas.

Hywel Dda University Health Board has formally...

Councillors call for integrated health care model

CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council will ask Welsh Government to facilitate the creation of an integrated social model for health and care throughout the Hywel Dda area.

Councillors took part in a lengthy debate at full council on Wednesday (June 13) following a notice of motion submitted by Carmarthen south councillor Gareth John who said health services in the area have become ‘increasingly fragile’.

He...

Hywel Dda Health Board responds to plans for judicial review application

HYWEL Dda Health Board have responded to plans for a judicial review application. They said:

"We understand that people are anxious about the future of their health and care but we would like to reassure that these are three proposals presented by our clinicians as the starting point for a conversation.

They are open to influence and we actively welcome any new ideas or views that could provide a better solution to maximise opportunities for improving health and care and overcome the...