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.
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.
Sarah Rachel Gait
Number of signatures:
Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
Decision due: 30 Sep 2012 by Petitions Committee - Fourth Assembly