Welsh Liberal Democrat MP for Ceredigion, Mark Williams, has contacted the Health Minister Mark Drakeford AM and Hywel Dda health board following concerns over recent changes to plans for the Cylch Caron Project.
Having previous received widespread support, significant changes announced recently left the local community concerned as to whether the project will now meet their needs.
There is concern that the 40 bed Extended Care Housing Development will not include an adequate permanent nursing staff, particularly for those with long term nursing needs. The effects of this will be felt all the more with the current plans to lose the 10 bed community hospital in Tregaron, and the residential home.
There is also apprehension that the proposed 3 beds for those with joint health and social care needs, such as those who require acute intermediate care, re-enablement care or palliative care and cannot have this provided at home, is inadequate.
Commenting, Mark Williams said:
‘With changes as significant as these, there should in the very least be some form of public consultation on the proposals. The changes announced threaten to undermine the fundamental basis of what made this project so promising – the provision of joint health and social care at the point of need, and locally. I hope the Minister and Health Board take note of these concerns.’