Wefan Gymraeg

Williams seeks answers from Hywel Dda over growing concerns about delays and staffing at Bronglais

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP has raised concerns with the Hywel Dda Health Board’s Chief Executive Steve Moore, regarding the large number and range of complaints he is receiving from constituents about the healthcare service they are receiving at Bronglais Hospital.

Complaints being received by Mark Williams from his constituents are on the rise, and range from long delays in orthopaedic operations, bed-blocking on wards which is causing patients admitted to A & E having to stay overnight, a lack of Cardiac Ecogram diagnostic tests, and a lack of staff meaning the use of agency nurses at Bronglais.

Commenting Mark Williams said;

‘I am getting increasingly concerned about the growing number of complaints my constituents are bringing me about the treatment they are receiving at Bronglais Hospital, particularly the delays and cancellations of operations and vital tests.  When speaking with the Chief Executive of Hywel Dda about this, it was good to hear recognition from him that this was below the standard of care they seek to give, and that he was working to recruit new staff and more beds in order to turn the situation around.  Over the coming weeks and months, local people who rely on Bronglais will see whether this has a positive effect on delays and cancellations.  My office will continue to monitor this, and will not hesitate to pursue this with the Hywel Dda Health Board again if improvements aren’t felt.’

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