The SOSPPAN Campaign - Saving Medical Services for the People of LLanelli

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

SOSPPAN exists to defend and develop the National Service provision for the people of Llanelli and its surrounding area at a level commensurate with the size and nature of the community, with appropriate and equitable emergency support as befits its urban, industrial and socially deprived  European status.


This Page is on Hold  
Until the JR is Finalised

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for
Background Information 


15/07/2014
Status Update

The Judicial Revue Is Not Over

An appeal is being launched against the recent findings



The Front of House Project is still continuing but disappointingly there are still no documented details



29/03/2014
New and Welcomed Developments!!!!

The Clinicians at P P H are now working on radical methods of change to the"Front of House" service delivery to provide, "an improved and modern solution" so that the people currently being seen at P P H will continue to be seen but in an holistic and sustainable manner.

Senior Managers 
of the 
Hywel Dda University Health Board 
have given their assurance that 
these services will be covered by an onsite
 
General Practioner 24/7
(Specialising in A&E)

Emergency Nurse Practitioners 24/7

Consultants in attendance 12 hours a day 
and On Call for other times.

There are 6 "streams" or points of emphasis that are being addressed as follows:

Acute Medical
Minor Injuries
Minor Illness
Mental Health
Frailty 
Substance Misuse

We welcome this ground breaking work looking at the "holistic model" for the patients who are either referred by the doctor, brought in on an ambulance or who are "walk ins"

We have been assured that the Clinicians are mindful of "worst case scenarios" and are geared up to deal with these.

We look forward to the documented detail of these changes with anticipation.



21/11/13
THE CAMPAIGN SUCCEEDS!!!!
Our Fight WAS Worth It.  

The Health Minister has recognised the validity  of  the 
2 Year SOSPPAN Campaign for a  Doctor Led Emergency Department  
at 
Prince Philip Hospital

We would like to thank all the thousands of people from Llanelli for supporting us as well as 
Llanelli Rural Council
Llanelli Town Council
Carmarthenshire County Council our AMs and MP


EXTRACT FROM THE LETTER FROM THE MINISTER

" The local emergency department at Prince Philip Hospital will be clinically led by doctors and delivered in conjunction with emergency nurse practitioners.

Patients attending the unit should have direct access to a opinion when required and I'm clear that responsibility for clinical leadership in such circumstances should rest with the general practitioners or consultants as appropriate. 

Modern health care depends on clinical teams working together, combining the very real skills and abilities of both nurses and doctors, so that both make a distinctive contribution to best outcomes for patients. 

I am advised that the planning is based on the existing flow of patients although there might be a slight reduction in the numbers of patients seen if any quality or safety issues are identified. 

This means that more than 95 per cent of patients will continue to be treated at the unit.

Hywel Dda Health Board has established a clear process led by clinicians working in Prince Philip Hospital to be followed prior to implementing service change. 

I will be kept informed of progress and officials will ensure the model of care remains consistent with my decision detailed in my speech to the Senedd on the matter in September.

I am keen that people should be able to access the that they need at the times that they need them and that people can access key sites and services in a more sustainable way. 

This is why the Welsh Government is working closely with our partners in the Local Health Board, SWWITCH Regional Transport Consortia, Carmarthen Council and bus operators to identify a range of affordable solutions that will ensure that people can continue to access the services that they need."




Mark Drakeford
Takes Advice of Experts
to replace A&E at PPH
with a Nurse Led / GP Supported  
Urgent Care Centre
October 2013
 

Tony Flatley Wins the Right to
A judicial Review

November the 12th 2013

Congratulations Tony!




A & E Closures Contributing to Deaths






















(Click Here for Background)




Health academic Marcus Longley said proposed closures of some A&E units could make health hot spots worse.













OR
HOW TO GET HOME FROM HOSPITAL
WITHOUT MONEY










CLICK HERE FOR
HYWEL DDA's RECOMMENDATIONS
(STILL NO DETAILS REGARDING PPH)



HYWEL DDA MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

EXTRAORDINARY BOARD MEETING ON:

9.30am 15th January 2013 - Board Room, Corporate Offices, Ystwyth Building, St Davids Park, Carmarthen

TO TELL US THEIR FINAL SOLUTION
FOR OUR HEALTH 




HYWEL DDA
LATEST STATEMENT
10.01.2013.








A Merry
and a 
Happy, and Prosperous New Year
to all of you in
2013




04.12.2012





27.11.2012
CIHS SOSPPAN AGM

COMMITTEE RE ELECTED

Keith Davies AM reply to 
Hywel Dda Consultation 



DON'T FORGET!!!!
CIHS AGM
27th NOVEMBER 2012
18.00
SELWYN SAMUEL CENTRE
COME AND HAVE YOUR SAY!!!!!









05/11/12
LYNNE NOW BACK HOME!!!!
GET WELL SOON

THANKS PPH!!!

31/10/12
LYNNE DRUMMOND
HAS BEEN TAKEN ILL WITH
AND IS IN
PRINCE PHILIP HOSPITAL 

WE WISH HER A SWIFT RECOVERY











Be careful to read the questions carefully before answering
Always remember you can put your remarks in the boxes
(TAKES ONLY 5 MINUTES TO )




..........we believe that while it may be convenient for HD it also carries the potential for considerable long-term risk for the population of Llanelli that has yet to be fully rigorously and objectively assessed.........


10/10/12
Keith is Better
and 
We Wish Him Well

29/09/12
One of our supporters and campaigners
Keith Davies A.M. has been taken seriously ill
We wish him a speedy recovery


LATEST STATUS
28/09/12



Hywel Dda
Consultation Meeting 
at
Parc Y Scarlets
Tuesday
September 4th
19.00
Please Come to Tell Them How You Feel 
About Their Solution to Deny You Your Rights!!





Latest Proposals from Hywel Dda LHB
06.08.2012.


(We lose Urology, Mynydd Mawr Closes, More Bed Losses)
(We Lose Our Clinical Decision Unit)
(All other hospitals in the Group get A & E)
(Transport Concerns Still Not Addressed)


More Support from Llanelli Rural Council
 
 
The People who now disagree with the Hywel Dda Policy
 
The Welsh Government is using the excellent report from Professor Marcus Longley to justify its stance on reducing services to the hospitals
 
 
 
 
SOSPPAN is having a PublicMeeting In September / October
Send Us The Questions You Want Answered!!!!
 
 
 
August 6th
 
The Date When Hywel Dda Tell Us their Plans!!!!
 
(Meanwhile they keep taking away our Services!!!)
 
 
 
23rd May
 
Hugely Successful Presentation at the Senedd
 
 
 
The Biggest Petition Received to Date
 
 
 
 
 
Alternate Proposals Document
 
 
 
Petition Handover at the Senedd
23rd of May
Free Buses
Come and Join Us!!!!!
 
 
 
Online Consultation Document
to be filled in by 30th of April 2012 please read this document first
 
 
Silent Protest at PPH
A Great Success
 
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Silent Protest at PPH Llanelli.mp4
Protest at Prince Philip Hospital 28th March 2012
 
More than 600 people turned up mid week on
March 28th 2012
 
 
in a silent protest at the Removal Of Services from Prince Philip Hospital
 
Many thanks to all those who attended.
 
 
 
(Sorry about the limited access at the Board Meeting for members of the public but the LHB put a limit on the numbers.) 
 
 
 
 
 
Please fill it in - takes aout 10 minutes
(Some of Our Supporters the Selwyn Samuel Bowls Club and our Mayoress Linda Stedman)
March to the Senedd
On Wednesday the 7th of March there will be a march to the Senedd
organised by Mr Lemon
Campaigners are calling for the protection and restoration of services at the hospital, and are hoping to present the petition to health minister Lesley Griffiths.
Two free buses to the Assembly will leave from the side of Llanelli Town Hall at around 10am on Wednesday, and will arrive back at around 2.15pm.
Anyone who would like to join the group can reserve a place by calling:
Mr Lemon on 07791118229.
Hywell Dda Consultation Meeting
on
14th February 2012 at Selwyn Samuel Centre
11.00 to 18.30
A Complete Shambles!!!!!
CIHS Public Meeting
on
16th February 2012 at Selwyn Samuel Centre
was attended by around 500 people.
A vote of "No Confidence" in the Hywel Dda Health Board was passed.
Download a Copy of our Petition
from the
NEWS Section
28th of January 2012
Ward 5 closure decision still under review!!!
A further 21 Beds are to be removed from Prince Philip Hospital by the Hywell Dda Local Health Board without consulting any of the stakeholders in  question despite assurances that no changes would be made without full consultation.
Both Llanelli Town and Rural Councils are making a strong protest over what is seen as a dictatorial attitude by the Board without considering the needs of the local Population.
Are the management at  Hywel Dda fit to provide a safe service either now or in the future?
We must act before the Hospital is destroyed piecemeal.
 
Llanelli is the Biggest Town in Carmarthenshire
Llanelli is the 5th Largest Town In Wales - 60,000 People
Our Hospital IS The Centre Of Our Community
BUT
 
To Centralise Our Services in Carmarthen
Many Hospital Services Have Already Been Removed
Many More Are To Be Transferred
Soon Most Us Will Have To Go Outside Llanelli for Treatment
Over 17 Miles To Be Treated (and 17 miles to get home)
It Takes Hours To Get To Carmarthen By Public Transport
We Still Have No Maternity Unit
Our Health Authority Is Ignoring Llanelli To Save Money
This May Cost Lives
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