Hywel Dda Health Board today announced sweeping changes to its services it provides in mid and west Wales. Choosing to close the Minor Injury units in Pembroke Dock and Tenby consolidating services in Pembrokeshire at Withybush Hospital instead.
Other controversial changes to services include centralising specialist services, such as the closure of the special care baby unit with care being transferred to Glangwilli Hospital in Carmarthenshire. Having personally participated in the campaign to prevent the closure of the special care baby unit, I am disappointed in the decision taken by the health board to remove services from Pembrokeshire.
However they spin it, these changes are simply downgrading services, Lesley Griffiths the Welsh Health Minister has questions to answer, in regards to downgrading health provision in a rural area with poor transport links.