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Steve Murray said on Oct 8, 2012 8:44 PM

I have worked for a Llanelli company for about two and a half years now, and have seen the some changes in the town. Also around the general area, there is evidence that investments are being made to enhance the area, with major sports venues such as the Scarlets Stadium and the Fos Las Racecourse. The town centre redevelopment is to include a new cinema and leisure facilities, and the retail parks are all relatively new. There also seems to be some growth in local industry. These are all valuable services and jobs and are very welcome, but they must be matched by the Health Service provision. Apart from the needs of the existing population, how can Llanelli invite further investment, create and sustain growth in retail, commerce, sports, leisure and tourism without a quality local health service provision? I believe that the WDA and the Welsh Assembly have a duty to protect the Prince Philip Hospital and indeed should have a vested interest in its protection for the sake of the Llanelli community, local industry and the residents, workers and visitors.

Brian Anthony Cooke said on Sep 3, 2012 0:29 AM

The Welsh assembly government and Hywel Dda trust together with other regional trusts have time and time again stressed the impossibility of employing Doctors in their hospitals. Hence the need to reconfigure existing services. A editorial appeared in the Sunday Express on August 26 2012 and reads as follows;- DOCTORS FLEE UK TO WORK ABROAD. Thousands of doctors trained by the NHS are fleeing Britain to start new careers in Australia and New Zealand. More than 8000 whose studies were paid for by UK taxpayers have requested certificates to work there. The "Brain drain"is blamed on a lack of jobs in hospitals in Britain and also many young doctors do not have the experience to set up in private practice. Figures show the number of Australian permanent visas issued to UK trained doctors has almost tripled in the past five years,with 645 granted in 2010/2011. Alan Bell, of the Association of Medical Recruiters of Australia and New Zealand said: "We've seen a general increase in the number of doctors and health professionals from the UK, particularly from England for doctors. "We aren't hearing of large numbers returning. End of editorial. Does this mean that we are purposely being mislead by the Welsh Assembly Minister and the Health trusts accountable to her? Perhaps we should consider pushing for another referendum to remind our representatives that even in this period of austerity and the need to cut out waste they are still accountable to the people. We are not to be misled or deliberately lied to even if the circumstances are financially critical. Are they lying to the people?

G. Lewis said on Aug 6, 2012 11:07 PM

My husband suffered a stroke on a Saturday morning fairly early 7ish the ambulance took us to prince Phillip hospital what a service brilliant they are fantastic couldn't do enough to help why are they closing this vital service it is madness

Brian Cooke said on Jul 20, 2012 3:06 AM

The NHS countrywide is bemoaning the lack of response to medical graduates to take up appointments in our hospitals.Today I spoke to a friend whose son has recently graduated and has entered general practice saying that the majority of his peer group intend to do likewise because the working environment and remuneration is far better than hospital employment.The contract for GP,s was changed in 2004 and it would appear that this is the cause of todays shortage of clinicians for our hospitals.See attached web page.

Brian Cooke said on Jul 14, 2012 3:51 AM

Why has the Hywel Dda Trust been tasked with improvements to the NHS when they have totally failed to manage existing systems. For example, the curent need to travel to Carmarhen for emergency or any other treatment is caused by PPH services having been stripped but the necessary travel infrastrucure has not been put in place. Surely this is basic to the realignment carried out. Gross mismanagement.

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