THE fight to have a say in the future of the Cardigan hospital site “is only just getting started”.

That was the message from mayor Cllr Shan Williams at the latest meeting of the town council.

Talks on the hospital site are already well advanced, involving Hywel Dda health authority, Ceredigion County Council and Wales and West Housing Association.

The plan is to build social housing when the hospital services are relocated to the new £24m Integrated Care Centre at Bathhouse Road.

But Cllr Williams is unhappy that the views of Cardigan people – so strongly expressed at a recent public meeting - are being ignored.

“I don’t feel that there has been any consultation let alone enough consultation for it to be sold so quickly,” she said.

“We have asked for a consultation and need to keep on pushing. It is too important and we cannot give up. We are just getting started.”

Cllr John Adams-Lewis again raised the question of the legality of any proposed sale.

“I have not been convinced that the health board has the right to sell it. Maybe we should have the opinion of a solicitor. It is a memorial hospital and the people of Cardigan collected the money for it over the years.

“I am not happy that the hospital has been transferred in this way.”

Cllr Catrin Miles said she understood the League of Friends of Cardigan Hospital had the relevant paperwork and that the NHS had “taken over things, lock, stock and barrel”.

“Perhaps we can look at the League of Friends documentation,” she added.