Local Politicians Lee Waters MS, Nia Griffith MP and Tycroes’ County Councillor Tina Higgins are urging people to have their say on the proposed closure of Tycroes surgery.
Tycroes surgery has been closed since February 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since its temporary closure, patients of Tycroes have used Margaret Street Practice, which is approximately two miles away.
Now, Hywel Dda University Health Board has received an application to close its branch surgery in Tycroes and move it permanently to the Margaret Street practice.
A consultation on moving the services is now open with the aim of engaging with patients and allowing them to voice their opinions on how the proposed closure would affect them.
The Member of the Senedd for Llanelli Lee Waters said:
“This closure could have a real impact on people who rely on the service. The branch was used mainly for phlebotomy clinics (blood tests) and we need to ensure that services are available to local people and accessible for them. I am glad this consultation is open before any decision is made and it is important that local people voice their views.”
Nia Griffith MP said:
“ Yet another proposed closure is a concern, especially as there has not been a surgery for some time in Hendy, and I understand there are not many staff left at Llangennech, and yet we have new housing estates. The Hywel Dda Health Board needs to make sure that this corner of their area is properly provided for, in a way which makes services accessible to residents.”
County Councillor for Tycroes Tina Higgins commented:
“I’m very concerned to see the proposal to permanently close the surgery at Tycroes. This would be a major loss to our community. I urge all residents to have their say by taking part in the Hywel Dda consultation. I will collate any responses from residents whether in favour or against.”
If local residents want to know how you can have your say, please contact Lee.Waters@Senedd.Wales