Keep A&E at Glangwili or build new hospital at Carmarthen

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(This petition is now supported and promoted by Carmarthen Town Council. Mae'r ddeiseb hon nawr yn cael ei chefnogi a'i hyrwyddo gan Gyngor Tref Caerfyrddin.)

Hywel Dda Health Board’s options for a ‘once in a lifetime’ transformation of hospitals in west Wales propose downgrading three general hospitals and building a new ‘super hospital’ near the Carmarthenshire/Pembrokeshire border.

We call on the Health Board to consider locating the new hospital near Carmarthen town. If not, the A&E department at Glangwili must be kept open.  

A new hospital, just west of Carmarthen, would be equidistant from Llanelli and Haverfordwest. It would be well-served by the A40 dual carriageway, the main road through west Wales. The Swansea-Pembrokeshire railway passes nearby and a new ‘parkway’ station would cut the need for car parking by staff, patients and visitors. It would be within an hour of St David’s in the far west and Llandovery to the east. Carmarthen seems the logical place to locate a new hospital to serve west Wales.