Monday, 27 November 2023
Hywel Dda University Health Board is extending the public engagement period for the application from the Coach and Horses GP Surgery in St. Clears, to close their Laugharne Branch Surgery, to Friday December, 8.
Hywel Dda University Health Board (HDdUHB) received the application from the Coach and Horses GP Surgery in St. Clears, to close their Laugharne Branch Surgery in Carmarthenshire earlier this year.
Hywel Dda University Health Board’s Director of Primary Care Jill Paterson said: “Following discussions with Llais, the patient voice body for Wales, we have extended the closing date to Friday, 8 December for patient and public comments on the proposal to close the GP Branch Surgery in Laugharne. We are keen that as many people as possible join in the discussion. “
Patients and members of the wider community can have their say by:
The main reasons for the application to close the Laugharne branch surgery are:
Tracey Huggins, Head of General Medical Services at Hywel Dda University Health Board, said: “Once an application to close a branch surgery is received, the Health Board starts its Branch Practice Review Process, which is managed independently of the Coach and Horses GP Practice.
“The process that sets out how the Health Board will respond to receiving and reviewing the application to close. It also sets out how we will share information with patients and wider stakeholders in order to seek their views, which includes engaging with Llais, the statutory body in Wales that represents the interest of patients and the public.
“Once all of these processes are completed, we enter a period of conscientious consideration of the feedback that we have received. This is all done independently of the Practice, although we keep them informed and include their representative in our meetings.
“Finally, all of the information gathered is taken into account when the Board meets in public to consider a final decision on the application.”