Open Letter to Vaughan Gething AM - Minister for Health

Open Letter to Vaughan Gething AM - Minister for Health from Rhondda residents 

Llythyr Agored at Vaughan Gething AC - Y Gweinidog Iechyd gan drigolion Rhondda

Dear Health Minister,

We note the vote that took place in the Senedd on 12th February 2020 which showed that the democratic will of our elected representatives is to retain a 24-hour, consultant-led A&E department at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital. 

We would like to emphasise that those of us who live in the Rhondda will have further to travel in a life threatening emergency if the proposals are realised. 

We also note the difficulty that Cwm Tâf Health Board have faced in recruiting suitable consultants. We contend that their job is being hindered by the decision taken in 2014 to reconfigure A&E services as part of the South Wales Programme.

We call on you as Health Minister to intervene as a matter of urgency. We call on you to support the Health Board to recruit the necessary professional staff to ensure a safe and sustained 24-hour consultant-led service at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital by removing the aspects of the South Wales Programme which relate to the downgrading of A&E services there.

An announcement from you indicating your support for the continuation of the current service will provide the certainty that is lacking and hampering recruitment efforts. We would also like to see you as Welsh Government directly support the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board recruitment process.


Annwyl Weinidog

Rydym yn nodi’r bleidlais a gynhaliwyd yn y Senedd ar 12 Chwefror 2020 a ddangosodd mai ewyllys democrataidd ein cynrychiolwyr etholedig yw cadw adran frys 24-awr dan arweiniad meddygon ymgynghorol yn Ysbyty Brenhinol Morgannwg.

Hoffem bwysleisio y bydd gan y rhai ohonom sy'n byw yn y Rhondda ymhellach i deithio mewn argyfwng sy'n bygwth bywyd os gwireddir y cynigion.

Rydym hefyd yn nodi’r anhawster a wynebodd Bwrdd Iechyd Cwm Tâf i recriwtio meddygon ymgynghorol addas. Credwn fod eu gwaith yn cael ei rwystro gan y penderfyniad a gymerwyd yn 2014 i ail-ffurfio gwasanaethau brys fel rhan o Raglen De Cymru.

Galwn arnoch chi fel Gweinidog Iechyd i ymyrryd fel mater o frys. Galwn arnoch i gefnogi’r Bwrdd Iechyd i recriwtio’r staff proffesiynol angenrheidiol i sicrhau gwasanaeth diogel estynedig 24-awr dan arweiniad meddygon ymgynghorol yn Ysbyty Brenhinol Morgannwg trwy dynnu allan agweddau o Raglen De Cymru sy’n ymwneud ag israddio gwasanaethau’r adran frys yno.

Byddai cyhoeddiad gennych chi yn dangos eich cefnogaeth i barhau â’r gwasanaeth presennol yn rhoi’r sicrwydd nad yw’n bod ar hyn o bryd ac sy’n rhwystro ymdrechion i recriwtio. Hoffem hefyd eich gweld fel Llywodraeth Cymru yn cefnogi proses recriwtio Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Cwm Tâf Morgannwg yn uniongyrchol.

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  • Jacqui Griffiths
    signed 2020-03-07 12:47:24 +0000
  • Amanda Cadreman
    signed 2020-03-07 12:44:47 +0000
    I fully support the campaign to retain our much needed 24 hour consultant lead A+E services at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital.
  • Rebecca Wilks
    signed 2020-03-07 12:36:54 +0000
  • Jacqueline Singh
    signed 2020-03-07 12:30:41 +0000
  • Susan Lewis
    signed 2020-03-07 12:27:34 +0000
    The closure of this hospital will be catastrophic for everyone in the RCT area. The Health Board should hang their heads in shame at the utter useless management of this hospital over the years.
  • Catrin James
    signed 2020-03-07 12:11:09 +0000
  • Deborah Evans
    signed 2020-03-07 12:03:36 +0000
  • Lisa Baker
    signed 2020-03-07 12:03:31 +0000
  • Sian Jones
    signed 2020-03-07 11:58:38 +0000
  • Cheryl Morgan
    signed 2020-03-07 11:51:23 +0000
  • Huw Davies
    signed 2020-03-07 11:46:06 +0000
  • Matthew Carter
    signed 2020-03-07 11:37:58 +0000
  • Ian Dunne
    signed 2020-03-07 11:36:21 +0000
  • Stefanie Williams
    signed 2020-03-07 11:18:04 +0000
  • Marie Turner
    signed 2020-03-07 10:59:04 +0000
  • Sarah Curran
    signed 2020-03-07 10:49:27 +0000
  • Rachel Harris
    signed 2020-03-07 00:30:28 +0000
  • Diane Brain
    signed via 2020-03-06 23:36:22 +0000
  • Elizabeth Saint
    signed 2020-03-06 22:54:57 +0000
  • Maria Griffiths
    signed 2020-03-06 22:09:10 +0000
  • Timothy Morris
    signed 2020-03-06 21:47:49 +0000
  • David Norton
    signed 2020-03-06 20:20:26 +0000
  • Robert O'Flaherty
    signed 2020-03-06 20:20:24 +0000
  • L Mountjoy
    signed 2020-03-06 19:43:11 +0000
  • Graham Downes
    signed 2020-03-06 19:22:02 +0000
    If you close the a and e lives will be lost why is this happening it should not be . East glam hospital was closed . And moved to the royal glam and you told the people that there would be an a&e . There . So if tou close this where are we to go merthyr . Ha thats a joke when the mountain rd is closed . And thats been proved we want our a&e at royal glam .
  • Bethan Pemberton
    signed via 2020-03-06 16:28:42 +0000
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