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,...

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...

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)



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

Dau aelod o staff nyrsio Hywel Dda wedi eu derbyn ar Raglen Ysbrydoli Gwelliant y Sefydliad Astudiaethau Nyrsio

MAE Hywel Dda yn falch iawn o gyhoeddi bod dau aelod o'n staff nyrsio sef Helen Furneaux, Arweinydd Tîm Ymwelwyr Iechyd a Sian Perry Uwch Brif Nyrs Gofal Ambiwladol Paediatreg, wedi'u derbyn i'r rhaglen fawreddog Ysbrydoli Gwelliant y Sefydliad Astudiaethau Nyrsio (_FoNS_).

Mae Ysbrydoli Gwelliant yn rhaglen newydd gyffrous, a gefnogir gan Ymddiriedolaeth Burdett dros Nyrsio, sy'n anelu at ddatblygu cymuned o Gymrodyr Gwelliant FoNS - arweinwyr clinigol gydag arbenigedd mewn hwyluso...