P-04-413 : Maternity Services in the Cynon Valley

Petition wording:
We the undersigned call upon the National Assembly for Wales to reinstate maternity services in the Cynon valley by completing the Tair Afon birthing centre as originally planned in Ysbyty Cwm Cynon.

Supporting Information:
Ysbyty Cwm Cynon was designed to house a midwife-led birthing centre.  Although the space is available at the hospital and much of the work has been completed the decision has been taken not to have the birthing centre.   As a consequence the women of the Cynon valley must travel to Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil or opt for a home birth.  This withdrawal of services to the people of the Cynon valley is unacceptable.

Petition raised by: Sarah Rachel Gait

Date petition first considered by Committee:  2 October 2012

Number of signatures: 406