LEE Waters AM has called for a ‘calm and rational solution’ that is going to last for the incrementally growing crisis in the health service in Wales.
Speaking to Llanelli online today Friday (Mar 23) he said: “Look at the headlines, the NHS in England has similar problems the NHS in Scotland has similar problems. We have problems here too and there is no denying that. It is about coming up with a calm and rational solution that is going to last. There is no way that Prince Phillip Hospital is going to close.
“Might there be some changes to it? Who knows. Let’s see what they come up with but we will be fighting hard for the future of this hospital. Let’s keep as many services as possible and get the best patient experience. This petition is a pre-emptive strike to say we have been through this before. Don’t come knocking on this door again. What we want is the best deal for Llanelli.”
Speaking to Llanelli Online outside the hospital this evening Nia Griffith MP said: “This is the largest town in the area and we want people to be able to access services and keep the fullest possible range of services accessible through the Prince Phillip Hospital here in Llanelli.”
The two men responsible for the petition and tented protest Adrian Morgan and Shaun Greaney said that they were happy with the response from the politicians but wanted the Hywel Dda University Health Board to categorically state that the hospital was not on the ‘hit list’.
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