Nurses and NHS staff were out in force today outside Llanelli’s Prince Philip Hospital. They were showing solidarity for NHS staff who are on strike over pay and conditions.
Judging from the number of people honking car horns and clapping they were receiving a lot of support.
Some criticised what they see as the out and out unfairness of having been on the front line for so long receiving applause but following the pandemic reduced to using food banks and struggling to make ends meet as the cost of living crisis for want of a better phrase, took hold.
Joining the NHS staff was the Chairman of Carmarthenshire County Council Cllr Rob Evans and Cllr Nysia Evans. Cllr Evans was dressed in a Santa outfit. Cllr Evans said that he and his wife were there to show support for the NHS staff and thank them for their service.
Cllr Evans said: “It is important for me to show our solidarity for these nursing angels. Prince Philip nurses and staff saved my life when I suffered Cancer. The staff at Prince Philip Hospital have saved countless lives and treated countless people over a decade. They are under staffed and under paid. They got us through Covid and this is how they are thanked. As a former member of the NHS Ambulance Service I know how the hard the decision to go on strike is.”