Public input requested on location of new planned and urgent care hospital in Hywel da

Written by Bobby Kelly

February 22, 2023

Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB) are inviting members of the public, staff and partner organisations, to share their views about three potential sites for a new planned and urgent care hospital.

Last year, the Health Board submitted plans to the Welsh Government, which if successful, could result in the region of £1.3billion investment into health and care in mid and west Wales.

The foundation of the plan is to bring as much care as possible closer to people’s homes, with plans for a network of integrated health and care centres across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, and Pembrokeshire.

Steve Moore, Hywel Dda UHB Chief Executive said: “Our consultation sets out three potential sites for a new Urgent and Planned Care Hospital in the south of the Hywel Dda University Health Board area – two near Whitland and one near St Clears.”

During the consultation, the Health Board will be seeking feedback from all members of the public – people who live, work, or have an interest in our area, as well as organisations working in or interested in health and well-being, on the potential sites for the new hospital.

Lee Davies, Hywel Dda UHB Executive Director of Strategy and Planning, said: “We want to meet with and hear the views of as many people in our communities as possible during the consultation. To help members of our communities to learn more about the plans for our new urgent and planned care hospital, we have arranged a number of public drop-in events – both in-person and online – for people to share their views with us. We look forward to meeting with members of our communities during the coming weeks.”

The public drop-in events will be held between 2pm and 7pm:

  • 10 March, The Great Hall, Guildhall, Cardigan
  • 14 March, Selwyn Samuel Centre, Llanelli
  • 16 March, Haverfordwest Rugby Club, Haverfordwest
  • 21 March, Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, Carmarthen
  • 24 March, Regency Hall, Saundersfoot
  • 28 March, Llandybie Public Memorial Hall, Llandybie
  • 17 April, Whitland Sports and Social Club, Whitland
  • 21 April, Morlan Centre, Aberystwyth
  • 24 April, St Clears Leisure Centre, St Clears

There will also be three online events on the following dates:

  • 6:30pm, 13 March
  • 1pm, 23 March
  • 10am, 16 March

Details of the consultation, including information on how to register for the online sessions, copies of the consultation documents in a range of formats, and details of how to share your views, will be available on the Health Board’s website from tomorrow. (23rd of February)