Compelling case put by health campaigners at review, says AM

Ceredigion AM Elin Jones attended an evidence-gathering session in the Morlan Centre, Aberystwyth, which was being held as part of the review of the future of health and social care in mid-Wales this week.

The review, headed by Professor Marcus Longley, was instigated after Elin Jones and a delegation of medical professionals visited the Health Minister to discuss their concerns over the future of the local NHS and made the case for a review which was independent of Hywel Dda Health Board.

The evidence-gathering event was attended by doctors, members of the public, and groups such as the local branch of the British Heart Foundation and Friends of Cardigan Hospital.

Elin Jones, local AM for Ceredigion and Plaid Cymru Shadow Health Minister, said:

“Professor Longley heard a wide range of interesting and persuasive evidence on the importance of keeping our services within a sensible distance, and ideas on how to develop health and social services in a rural setting. Many organisations went to great trouble to gather impressive and detailed evidence to present to the review.

“Everyone also has an opportunity to provide written evidence and views. Also, Aberystwyth Town Council is holding another public event on the 1st of August to collate people’s opinions. This is our chance to emphasise the unique challenges that our area faces.”

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