Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has expressed his anger at the recent announcement that Withybush hospital will be ‘repurposed’ and lose its status as a round-the-clock general hospital. Mr Davies is calling on the Welsh Government to urgently intervene in the matter and reverse the health board’s catastrophic decision.
Mr Davies said, “I’m extremely angry and disappointed that following an extensive public consultation, Hywel Dda University Health Board has simply ignored the views of the people of Pembrokeshire. It is unacceptable that Withybush hospital will be downgraded and that patients will have to travel further for essential treatments and services.
This is a very dark day for the people of Pembrokeshire, who have seen health services constantly centralised away in recent years. The Welsh Government has a duty to ensure all parts of Wales have access to essential health services and so it must take a stand against Hywel Dda University Health Board and act now – before it’s too late.”