Health board thank emergency services and community following Storm Callum

HYWEL Dda University Health Board wishes to thank staff, as well as partner agencies and the community for the joined up approach and team working across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire during the weekend’s floods.

Multi -agencies including county councils, police, fire and rescue and others, worked together on the response to the adverse weather and have now formally moved to the recovery phase.

Health services were largely unaffected and despite flooding in parts of Carmarthen town centre only a very small number of staff were unable to attend work – keeping hospitals and essential community services operating.

Chief Executive Steve Moore said: “We are grateful to our staff, who work 365 days of the year, and also to our partner agencies across the three counties who worked together this weekend, through the elements, to keep people safe and provide emergency assistance when needed.”

People are reminded that in adverse weather, road disruption and advice is available on websites and social media from relevant local authorities (county councils) and police, so that people have the most up-to-date, authoritative advice when making any journeys.

If there is a change to the way the public need to access health services, the health board would make announcements on its website and social media, or contact specifically affected patients directly depending on the specific circumstances.

Anyone in an emergency situation should dial 999 for assistance as usual.

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