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...

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,...

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,...

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...

Statement on establishment of Major Trauma Network for South & West Wales & South Powys

THE NHS Wales Health Collaborative Leadership Forum (made up of Chairs and Chief Executives of the Health Boards and Trusts in Wales) has agreed to recommend to health boards in the region that they approve the establishment of a major trauma network for South and West Wales and South Powys.

The detailed recommendations were generated by an Independent Panel of experts and formed the basis of a 12 week public consultation exercise which ended in February. They state that:

* A major...

GP Out-of-Hours service update

WE are continuing to experience difficulties filling some of our
Out-of-Hours rotas in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire this weekend due
to acute GP shortages. As always, efforts continue and the situation may
improve but currently we are unable to keep the following sites open at
the following times:

Prince Philip Hospital - FRIDAY 23 MARCH (FROM 10.30PM-8AM)

SATURDAY 24 MARCH (FROM 2PM-8AM)

SUNDAY 25 MARCH (FROM 2PM-8AM)

Glangwili General Hospital - SATURDAY 24 MARCH (FROM...

Specialists in infection prevention are asking people not to visit patients on Ward 1 at Prince Philip Hospital

SPECIALISTS in infection prevention are asking people not to visit
patients on Ward 1, Prince Philip Hospital / Arbenigwyr mewn rheoli
heintiau yn gofyn i bobl beidio ag ymweld â chleifion ar Ward 1, Ysbyty
Tywysog Philip

Several patients are currently experiencing symptoms associated with
Gastroenteritis at Ward 1, Prince Philip Hospital, which has been
temporarily closed to visitors as a result.

Infection control measures are in place on the ward to reduce the risk
of...

Lee Waters AM calls for calm and rational solution to health service crisis

LEE Waters AM has called for a 'calm and rational solution' that is going to last for the incrementally growing crisis in the health service in Wales.

Speaking to Llanelli online today Friday (Mar 23) he said: "Look at the headlines, the NHS in England has similar problems the  NHS in Scotland has similar problems. We have problems here too and there is no denying that. It is about coming up with a calm and rational solution that is going to last. There is no way that Prince Phillip...