On Wednesday 26th September 2012, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board announced changes that could radically affect the way our hospital services are delivered in Bridgend. Although nothing has been set in stone, it is probable that, if implemented, this will result in the loss of some paediatric, obstetric, neonatal, and accident and emergency care. Put simply, if you require intensive care, have a very sick child or are likely to have a pregnancy that is not straight forward you will have to travel to Cardiff, Swansea, and one of the other Specialist Service Sites in South Wales. Bridgend’s population is ever increasing; as such we need more, not less local services. We the strongly condemn the move by Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board, and demand that the Welsh Assembly Government spends more of its funding keeping these essential local services rather than putting the most at risk patients’ lives in danger. We the undersigned call on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to protect services in Bridgend, Princess of Wales Hospital, and ensure that the hospital retains all of these essential services without a downgrading.
Petition raised by: Ian Matthew Spiller
Date petition first considered by Committee: 29 January 2013
Number of signatures: 4,218. An associated petition collected 154 signatures.
Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
Status: For consideration
First published: 04/07/2013