Saturday, February 4, 2023
TB screening comes to an end in Llwynhendy

TB screening comes to an end in Llwynhendy

TH tuberculosis (TB) community screening exercise in Llwynhendy, Carmarthenshire being run by Public Health Wales and Hywel Dda University Health Board has now ended.

Over the course of the three-day exercise, more than 1400 people were tested for TB.

Patients will be written to individually with their results of their blood tests by the end of this month. At this time, any patients requiring further attention will be invited to attend a hospital outpatient clinic to discuss the results and any further tests or treatment.

Dr Brendan Mason (pictured), Consultant in Communicable Disease Control at Public Health Wales said: “The community response to the screening exercise has been excellent.

“The staff undertaking the screening tell us that this is the largest number of people they have ever screened in the time available, which is testament to how hard everyone involved has worked to ensure a smooth process for members of the community who attended.”

Following high demand for the screening, one screening session was extended and an additional session provided on Thursday this week.


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