Pembrokeshire County Council is to scrutinise plans for future health provision in Pembrokeshire.

At a full meeting of the Council last month the Council resolved to seek assurances from the Hywel Dda Health Board that its future plans would not undermine the provision of safe and accessible services for Pembrokeshire residents.

Following the meeting, Council Leader, Councillor Jamie Adams, wrote to Chris Martin, Chairman of the Hywel Dda Health Board, inviting him and senior colleagues to present their proposals to a seminar involving all 60 Council Members.

Councillor Adams has also asked Mr Martin and his colleagues to address a joint meeting of the Children and Families and Older Persons, Health and Well-Being Overview and Scrutiny Committees.

Councillor Adams said: “The state of health provision in our County is certainly a contentious issue and has sparked a great deal of debate.

“The configuration of local health services is vitally important. It is absolutely right that Elected Members should seek assurance from the Health Board that services for the people of Pembrokeshire will remain safe and accessible ion the future.”

The meetings are scheduled to take place within the next couple of weeks.