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OUR MISSION STATEMENT


SOSPPAN exists to defend and develop the National Service provision for the people of Llanelli and its surrounding area at a level commensurate with the size and nature of the community, with appropriate and equitable emergency support as befits its urban, industrial and socially deprived European status.



September 2015

The Beginning Of

The Front of House


With members of Hywell Dda

Bryan Hitchman and Tony Flatley

started on the footings of the new building for the Front of House


( Ctrl + Click on Link)


http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/862/news/38630

 

August 2015

Latest Update

Front of House Project

 

Latest from Bryan Hitchman - Chair CIHS:

 

Dr Meinir Jones has been appointed lead GP.

She has experience in the acute GP unit in Swansea and has just returned from the British army expedition to Greenland(medical officer).

 

A number of further GP appointments are in the pipeline.

 

Dr Jones will also liaise with GP surgeries. She will support further enhanced training which will hopefully lead to a three shift pattern during the day.

 

It will be 24/7.

 

The aim is to deliver a 24/7 emergency medical assessment and admissions service integrated through a 21st century model.

 

PPH will continue to provide medical emergency services and when the FOH is up and running patients will continue to be treated at the FOH.

 

Assessment times will, hopefully, be reduced and the sickest patients will have quicker access to a senior consultant.

 

The correct and most appropriate pathways to the correct levels of care.

 

There will be direct admission to the Acute Medical Assessment Unit when referred by a GP or admission by ambulance.

 

The improved (different) services will be provided by a team of doctors, GP's and ENP's.

 

Choose Well will help if you need medical attention.

 

Hopefully, staff will be on site in October.

 

The UHB is committed to the funding and is very optimistic that WAG will fully support.

 

There will be a number of GP's on site from Sept/Oct on training shifts and to build up a skill base.

 

Will not be fully up and running until “re-suss” is established.

The patient flow from the FOH, when up and running, will be fine tuned to wards “right patient to right place”, ie.via rapid assessment.

There will be constant performance reviews.

 

The out of hours Green Room will continue.

This one will need further clarification as time goes on. (Really two separate issues.)

 

Two substance misuse and alcohol nurses in post -one at Glangwili - already making an impact.

 

I've managed to cover most of the issues and highlighted the need for more effective communication with the public.

 

CIHS will naturally be on the stakeholders list.

 

 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You All for 2015

 

Nadolig Llawen

a

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

 

25/09/2014

The Front of House Project Details

Are Here!!!


The Clinicians at P P H now have announced the methods of delivery for the

"Front of House":

 

THESE PLANS WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE UHB IN THE AUTUMN AND THE IMPLEMENTATION TEAM AND CLINICIANS ARE HOPEFUL THEY WILL BE APPROVED

 

Acute patients will by-pass the general emergency reception area and be admitted directly to the separate Emergency Medical Unit, where they will have immediate access to a consultant

 

The general emergency care will be provided by a team of personnel including:

 

a. A Medical Registrar available 24/7 On Site

 

b. A lead consultant available 24/7, on site 12/7, on call 12/7 on a 1 in 10 rota

 

c.3 or 4 Junior doctors available 24/7 on site in the Emergency Medical Unit

 

d. A robust 24/7 Emergency Nurse Practitioner rota will be implemented

 

e. A GP with additional training in emergency care available 24/7 on site

 

f. A specialist psychiatric team available 24/7 to address mental health issues and initiate multi-agency support, if necessary

 

g. An alcohol liaison nurse available 24/7 to address alcohol and substance misuse issues and initiate multi-agency support if necessary

 

h.Rapid access for elderly and frail patients to an enhanced and expanded fraility service for holistict treatment of any underlying issues relating to their admission, involving mult-agency support if necessary

 

The current "out of hours" GP service will continue to operate independently.

 

24/09/2014

This JR is Finished

No Further Action Will Be Taken.

 

(Thank You Tony Flatley for your Efforts)

 

Please Scroll Down

for

Background Information

 

 

15/07/2014

Status Update

 

The Judicial Revue Is Not Over

 

An appeal is being launched against the recent findings

 

 

The Front of House Project is still continuing but disappointingly there are still no documented details

 

 

29/03/2014

New and Welcomed Developments!!!!

 

The Clinicians at P P H are now working on radical methods of change to the"Front of House" service delivery to provide, "an improved and modern solution" so that the people currently being seen at P P H will continue to be seen but in an holistic and sustainable manner.

 

Senior Managers

of the

Hywel Dda University Health Board

have given their assurance that

these services will be covered by an onsite

 

General Practioner 24/7

(Specialising in A&E)

 

Emergency Nurse Practitioners 24/7

 

Consultants in attendance 12 hours a day

and On Call for other times.

 

There are 6 "streams" or points of emphasis that are being addressed as follows:

 

Acute Medical

Minor Injuries

Minor Illness

Mental Health

Frailty

Substance Misuse

 

We welcome this ground breaking work looking at the "holistic model" for the patients who are either referred by the doctor, brought in on an ambulance or who are "walk ins"

 

We have been assured that the Clinicians are mindful of "worst case scenarios" and are geared up to deal with these.

 

We look forward to the documented detail of these changes with anticipation.

 

 

21/11/13

THE CAMPAIGN SUCCEEDS!!!!

Our Fight WAS Worth It.

 

The Health Minister has recognised the validity of the

2 Year SOSPPAN Campaign for a Doctor Led Emergency Department

at

Prince Philip Hospital

 

We would like to thank all the thousands of people from Llanelli for supporting us as well as

Llanelli Rural Council

Llanelli Town Council

Carmarthenshire County Council our AMs and MP

 

 

EXTRACT FROM THE LETTER FROM THE MINISTER

 

" The local emergency department at Prince Philip Hospital will be clinically led by doctors and delivered in conjunction with emergency nurse practitioners.

 

Patients attending the unit should have direct access to a opinion when required and I'm clear that responsibility for clinical leadership in such circumstances should rest with the general practitioners or consultants as appropriate.

 

Modern health care depends on clinical teams working together, combining the very real skills and abilities of both nurses and doctors, so that both make a distinctive contribution to best outcomes for patients.

 

I am advised that the planning is based on the existing flow of patients although there might be a slight reduction in the numbers of patients seen if any quality or safety issues are identified.

 

This means that more than 95 per cent of patients will continue to be treated at the unit.

 

Hywel Dda Health Board has established a clear process led by clinicians working in Prince Philip Hospital to be followed prior to implementing service change.

 

I will be kept informed of progress and officials will ensure the model of care remains consistent with my decision detailed in my speech to the Senedd on the matter in September.

 

I am keen that people should be able to access the that they need at the times that they need them and that people can access key sites and services in a more sustainable way.

 

This is why the Welsh Government is working closely with our partners in the Local Health Board, SWWITCH Regional Transport Consortia, Carmarthen Council and bus operators to identify a range of affordable solutions that will ensure that people can continue to access the services that they need."

 

 

Mark Drakeford

Takes Advice of Experts

to replace A&E at PPH

with a Nurse Led / GP Supported

Urgent Care Centre

October 2013

 

Tony Flatley Wins the Right to

A judicial Review

 

November the 12th 2013

 

Congratulations Tony!

 

 

 

Daily Mail Report

 

A & E Closures Contributing to Deaths

 

May 2013

 

Judicial Review Launched

Regarding Hywel Dda's Consultation

Click Here

A Merry

and a

Happy, and Prosperous New Year

to all of you in

2013

 

 

04.12.2012

Nia Griffith MP

Replies to the Hywel Dda Consultation

 

28.11.2012

GP's Support for PPH to retain Services

 

27.11.2012

CIHS SOSPPAN AGM

 

COMMITTEE RE ELECTED

 

Keith Davies AM reply to

Hywel Dda Consultation

(Click Here)

 

DON'T FORGET!!!!

CIHS AGM

27th NOVEMBER 2012

18.00

SELWYN SAMUEL CENTRE

COME AND HAVE YOUR SAY!!!!!

 

CHC REPLY TO THE

HYWEL DDA CONSULTATION

SUPPORTS LLANELLI A&E SERVICE

 

"We are also strongly opposed to any further diminution of emergency care services at PPH Llanelli.

We believe that more robust consultant/doctor led A&E facilities should be reinstated there at the earliest opportunity given the town’s large population, the wide catchment area, plus associated areas of deprivation."

 


LLANELLI RURAL COUNCIL

SENDS LETTERS TO MR PURT AND THE CHC

CLICK HERE TO SEE CONTENT

 

05/11/12

LYNNE NOW BACK HOME!!!!

GET WELL SOON

 

THANKS PPH!!!

 

31/10/12

LYNNE DRUMMOND

HAS BEEN TAKEN ILL WITH

AND IS IN

PRINCE PHILIP HOSPITAL

 

WE WISH HER A SWIFT RECOVERY

 

CLINICIANS BACK US AND CALL

HYWEL DDA'S PLAN UNSAFE

 

 

OUR REPLY TO THE CONSULTATION

 

 

LAST CHANCE TO FILL IN THE CONSULTATION ONLINE

CLICK HERE

 

Be careful to read the questions carefully before answering

Always remember you can put your remarks in the boxes

(TAKES ONLY 5 MINUTES TO )

 

 

BELLIS JONES HILL INDEPENDENT REPORT

CRITICISES HYWEL DDA PROPOSALS

 

..........we believe that while it may be convenient for HD it also carries the potential for considerable long-term risk for the population of Llanelli that has yet to be fully rigorously and objectively assessed.........

 

10/10/12

Keith is Better

and

We Wish Him Well

 

29/09/12

One of our supporters and campaigners

Keith Davies A.M. has been taken seriously ill

We wish him a speedy recovery

 

 

LATEST STATUS

28/09/12

Click Here

 

 

Hywel Dda

Consultation Meeting

at

Parc Y Scarlets

Tuesday

September 4th

19.00

Please Come to Tell Them How You Feel

About Their Solution to Deny You Your Rights!!

 

 

Hywel Dda's View for Llanelli

Click Here

 

Latest Proposals from Hywel Dda LHB

06.08.2012.

(We lose Urology, Mynydd Mawr Closes, More Bed Losses)

(We Lose Our Clinical Decision Unit)

(All other hospitals in the Group get A & E)

(Transport Concerns Still Not Addressed)

 

More Support from Llanelli Rural Council

Click Here for Details

 

Welsh Government Accused of Gagging the CHC

(The People Set Up by the Government to represent the Public)

The People who now disagree with the Hywel Dda Policy

 

The Welsh Government is using the excellent report from Professor Marcus Longley to justify its stance on reducing services to the hospitals

 

Read the report for yourself and our answer that we have sent to the Welsh Government with our interpretation.

 

Click Here

 

SOSPPAN is having a PublicMeeting In September / October

Send Us The Questions You Want Answered!!!!


CLICK HERE TO EMAIL YOUR QUESTIONS TO US

 

August 6th

 

The Date When Hywel Dda Tell Us their Plans!!!!

 

(Meanwhile they keep taking away our Services!!!)

 

 

23rd May

 

Hugely Successful Presentation at the Senedd

 

26,000 Signatures

 

The Biggest Petition Received to Date


Cor Mebion

Create a New Verse for Sospan Fach

"Who beat the Health Board?"

 

Thanks Everyone for Your Support!

 

Alternate Proposals Document


Click HERE to see the Alternative Proposals Document

by

CIHS / SOSPPAN

(A MUST Read)

 

Petition Handover at the Senedd

23rd of May

Free Buses

Come and Join Us!!!!!

Online Consultation Document

to be filled in by 30th of April 2012 please read this document first

Silent Protest at PPH

A Great Success

Silent Protest at PPH Llanelli.mp4

Protest at Prince Philip Hospital 28th March 2012

More than 600 people turned up mid week on

March 28th 2012

in a silent protest at the Removal Of Services from Prince Philip Hospital

 

Many thanks to all those who attended.

(Sorry about the limited access at the Board Meeting for members of the public but the LHB put a limit on the numbers.)

https://www.ors.org.uk/online/index.php?sid=39399&lang=en

Please fill it in - takes aout 10 minutes

(Some of Our Supporters the Selwyn Samuel Bowls Club and our Mayoress Linda Stedman)

March to the Senedd

On Wednesday the 7th of March there will be a march to the Senedd

organised by Mr Lemon

Campaigners are calling for the protection and restoration of services at the hospital, and are hoping to present the petition to health minister Lesley Griffiths.

Two free buses to the Assembly will leave from the side of Llanelli Town Hall at around 10am on Wednesday, and will arrive back at around 2.15pm.

Anyone who would like to join the group can reserve a place by calling:

Mr Lemon on 07791118229.

Hywell Dda Consultation Meeting

on

14th February 2012 at Selwyn Samuel Centre

11.00 to 18.30

A Complete Shambles!!!!!

CIHS Public Meeting

on

16th February 2012 at Selwyn Samuel Centre

was attended by around 500 people.

A vote of "No Confidence" in the Hywel Dda Health Board was passed.

Download a Copy of our Petition

from the

NEWS Section

Hywel Dda Health Board IS Failing US

In The Provision of Care We Are Due

28th of January 2012

Ward 5 closure decision still under review!!!

A further 21 Beds are to be removed from Prince Philip Hospital by the Hywell Dda Local Health Board without consulting any of the stakeholders in question despite assurances that no changes would be made without full consultation.

Both Llanelli Town and Rural Councils are making a strong protest over what is seen as a dictatorial attitude by the Board without considering the needs of the local Population.

Are the management at Hywel Dda fit to provide a safe service either now or in the future?

We must act before the Hospital is destroyed piecemeal.

Llanelli is the Biggest Town in Carmarthenshire

Llanelli is the 5th Largest Town In Wales - 60,000 People

Our Hospital IS The Centre Of Our Community

BUT

Prince Phillip Hospital Is Slowly Dying

It is Being Starved of It's Lifeblood - Its Surgeons

Hywel Dda Health Board Has Decided

To Centralise Our Services in Carmarthen

Many Hospital Services Have Already Been Removed

Many More Are To Be Transferred

Soon Most Us Will Have To Go Outside Llanelli for Treatment

Over 17 Miles To Be Treated (and 17 miles to get home)

It Takes Hours To Get To Carmarthen By Public Transport

We Still Have No Maternity Unit

Our Health Authority Is Ignoring Llanelli To Save Money

This May Cost Lives