Committee for the Improvement of Hospital Services
To implement this type of policy you need to have someone who has had experience of doing this previously.
He has implemented a policy of Centralisation and Closure previously so is well prepared for repeating his successes in Rochdale.
Quite simple really and rather clever..... they wait for the Senior Surgons to leave or retire and then don't replace them in Llanelli but re-locate them to other hospitals (Carmarthen) and say they cannot get doctors to work in Llanelli.
Of course as they don't advertise the posts in Llanelli the departments close down. If the departments are no longer viable you don't have to consult with the public.
This is a cynical abuse of power.
What we want is a return to the provision of General Surgery, General Medicine and Emergency Surgery.
This will in turn support our Services for an Accident and Emergency Department.
We deserve nothing less.