Commenting on today's announcement that the £20m Cardigan hospital replacement plan has been approved by the Minister Mark Drakeford, Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams said:
"I am pleased to hear funding has been released, and Cardigan will finally receive a new medical facility. This is long overdue and the town has had to endure unacceptable delays and prevarication. It is there an importance step forward. But there remains one critical emission from what has been announced, namely the absence of beds from this new facility. Cardigan has waited and waited, and this emission in the announcement will come as a disappointment.
"This is a matter that most in Cardigan feel strongly about, and the Hywel Dda Board has simply not listened. They have not listened to groups such as the League of Friends, and the many of us who traveled to Cardiff to make the case. I do not believe commissioning minimal NHS beds in private nursing homes meets our demands."