P-05-905 Call for an Independent judicial Inquiry into the reorganisation of services within Cwm Taf Health Board
This petition was submitted by Mark Adams and Robert Bevan having collected a total of 387 signatures.
Text of Petition
This petition calls on the Welsh Government to undertake a fully independent judicial inquiry into the management and implementation of the NHS South Wales programme at Cwm Taf Health Board and its impact on the services provided to the public of Rhondda Cynon Taff at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital.
There is great public concern regarding the transfer of services from Royal Glamorgan Hospital to both the Prince Charles Hospital and the Princess of Wales Hospital. These service transfers have had a major effect on residents of Rhondda Cynon Taf. Residents want to see the return of these services.
Rhondda Cynon Taf has a population of 235,000 with major housing developments taking place in the south of the borough and in the neighbouring authority of Cardiff which are close to the Royal Glamorgan Hospital. These developments will have additional impact on public services and in particular the Health Service and Social Care. Residents are continually raising concerns about access to these services since some of the changes have taken place. Issues such as journey times in the case of emergency treatment, ongoing attendances at clinics and the poor transport links for family and friends to visit – these are just some of the comments.
The service areas residents have major concerns about are;-
· Maternity –already subject to investigation
· Special Baby Care Unit
· Accident and Emergency Department
· Trips and falls by the elderly resulting in fatality whilst hospitalised
· Out of Hours services
· Cardiac Services
· Impact on GP / Primary Care services where practices are primarily run by locums, this is a chronic situation in the Rhondda in particular – failure to recruit GPs
This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 23/06/20.
As the petition calls for an independent judicial inquiry into the management and implementation of the South Wales Programme, which has been specifically ruled out by the Minister for Health and Social Services, and in light of the recent decision to keep open the A&E Department at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, the Committee agreed to close the petition and to congratulate those involved on the success of the campaign to keep A&E services in the hospital.
Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.
It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 05/11/2019.
Senedd Constituency and Region
Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Senedd Business;
Status: For consideration
First published: 30/09/2019