- Posted by: Joyce Watson MS
- Category: Feature
Commenting on the story that staff at Withybush Hospital have allegedly been told that consultant and doctor-led care at the maternity unit will end next March, Assembly Member Joyce Watson said:
“I totally support the plan for a Level 2 neo-natal unit in the Hywel Dda area, as we do not currently have one. Withybush maternity unit is the crucial missing piece of the puzzle, however. Until Hywel Dda submits its proposal to the Welsh Government we cannot assess the overall plan.
“What is clear is that Withybush must retain a service that can stabilise mother and baby when complications occur. That is absolutely critical – a red line – and I have consistently urged that point in my discussions with both the health board and the government.”