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.
The Beginning Of
The Front of House
With members of Hywell Dda
Bryan Hitchman and Tony Flatley
started on the footings of the new building for the Front of House
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Front of House Project
Latest from Bryan Hitchman - Chair CIHS:
Dr Meinir Jones has been appointed lead GP.
She has experience in the acute GP unit in
Swansea and has just returned from the British army expedition to
A number of further GP appointments are in the
Dr Jones will also liaise with GP surgeries.
She will support further enhanced training which will hopefully lead to a three
shift pattern during the day.
It will be 24/7.
The aim is to deliver a 24/7 emergency
medical assessment and admissions service integrated through a 21st century
PPH will continue to provide medical emergency
services and when the FOH is up and running patients will continue to be
treated at the FOH.
Assessment times will, hopefully, be reduced
and the sickest patients will have quicker access to a senior consultant.
The correct and most appropriate pathways to
the correct levels of care.
There will be direct admission to the Acute
Medical Assessment Unit when referred by a GP or admission by ambulance.
The improved (different) services will be
provided by a team of doctors, GP's and ENP's.
Choose Well will help if you need medical
Hopefully, staff will be on site in October.
The UHB is committed to the funding and
is very optimistic that WAG will fully support.
There will be a number of GP's on site from
Sept/Oct on training shifts and to build up a skill base.
Will not be fully up and running until
“re-suss” is established.
The patient flow from the FOH, when up and
running, will be fine tuned to wards “right patient to right place”, ie.via
There will be constant performance reviews.
The out of hours Green Room will continue.
This one will need further clarification as
time goes on. (Really two separate issues.)
Two substance misuse and alcohol nurses in post
-one at Glangwili - already making an impact.
I've managed to cover most of the issues and
highlighted the need for more effective communication with the public.
CIHS will naturally be on the stakeholders
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You All for 2015
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda
The Front of House Project Details
The Clinicians at P P H now have announced the methods of delivery for the
"Front of House":
THESE PLANS WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE UHB IN THE AUTUMN AND THE IMPLEMENTATION TEAM AND CLINICIANS ARE HOPEFUL THEY WILL BE APPROVED
Acute patients will by-pass the general emergency reception area and be admitted directly to the separate Emergency Medical Unit, where they will have immediate access to a consultant
The general emergency care will be provided by a team of personnel including:
a. A Medical Registrar available 24/7 On Site
b. A lead consultant available 24/7, on site 12/7, on call 12/7 on a 1 in 10 rota
c.3 or 4 Junior doctors available 24/7 on site in the Emergency Medical Unit
d. A robust 24/7 Emergency Nurse Practitioner rota will be implemented
e. A GP with additional training in emergency care available 24/7 on site
f. A specialist psychiatric team available 24/7 to address mental health issues and initiate multi-agency support, if necessary
g. An alcohol liaison nurse available 24/7 to address alcohol and substance misuse issues and initiate multi-agency support if necessary
h.Rapid access for elderly and frail patients to an enhanced and expanded fraility service for holistict treatment of any underlying issues relating to their admission, involving mult-agency support if necessary
The current "out of hours" GP service will continue to operate independently.
This JR is Finished
No Further Action Will Be Taken.
(Thank You Tony Flatley for your Efforts)
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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
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.
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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Takes Advice of Experts
to replace A&E at PPH
with a Nurse Led / GP Supported
Urgent Care Centre
Tony Flatley Wins the Right to
A judicial Review
November the 12th 2013
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.
HOW TO GET HOME FROM HOSPITAL
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
Happy, and Prosperous New Year
to all of you in
CIHS SOSPPAN AGM
COMMITTEE RE ELECTED
Keith Davies AM reply to
Hywel Dda Consultation
27th NOVEMBER 2012
SELWYN SAMUEL CENTRE
COME AND HAVE YOUR SAY!!!!!
LYNNE NOW BACK HOME!!!!
GET WELL SOON
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.........
Keith is Better
We Wish Him Well
One of our supporters and campaigners
Keith Davies A.M. has been taken seriously ill
We wish him a speedy recovery
Parc Y Scarlets
Please Come to Tell Them How You Feel
About Their Solution to Deny You Your Rights!!
Latest Proposals from Hywel Dda LHB
(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!!!!
The Date When Hywel Dda Tell Us their Plans!!!!
(Meanwhile they keep taking away our Services!!!)
Hugely Successful Presentation at the Senedd
The Biggest Petition Received to Date
Alternate Proposals Document
Petition Handover at the Senedd
23rd of May
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
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
14th February 2012 at Selwyn Samuel Centre
11.00 to 18.30
A Complete Shambles!!!!!
CIHS Public Meeting
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
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
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