Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies has recently written to Hywel Dda Community Health Council (CHC) to call in the Health board’s proposals to downgrade Withybush hospital. Hywel Dda Community Health Council serves as an independent statutory organisation which represents the interests of patients and has the authority to refer the health’s board’s plans to the Welsh Government for a final decision before services are centralised.
Mr Davies commented, “It’s absolutely clear that the Health Board’s proposals do not carry the support of local people and as such, it’s crucial that the local Community Health Council intervene and ensures that the patient’s voice is fully represented. The impact of these proposals on the people of Pembrokeshire simply cannot be ignored and the local Community Health Council must now ensure that the patient’s voice is heard and respected. I look forward to receiving a response from the CHC and working with them to see services protected now and for the future at Withybush hospital.”