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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  • Jolene Hughes
    signed 2020-03-06 08:26:26 +0000
  • Kayleigh Evans
    signed 2020-03-06 06:47:02 +0000
  • Leona Walker
    signed 2020-03-05 23:45:12 +0000
    This hospital needs to stay open to avoid any unnecessary fatalities due to the extra time travelling to other hospitals
  • Caroline Castle
    signed 2020-03-05 23:10:15 +0000
  • Adelaide Dougan
    signed 2020-03-05 21:31:49 +0000
  • Sarah Matthews
    signed 2020-03-05 20:55:05 +0000
  • Rikki White
    signed 2020-03-05 20:02:08 +0000
  • Rachel Reed
    signed 2020-03-05 15:48:52 +0000
  • Alun Edwards
    signed 2020-03-05 14:56:19 +0000
  • Lisa Medina
    signed 2020-03-05 12:24:34 +0000
  • Patricia Flint Pritchard
    signed via 2020-03-05 09:52:02 +0000
    why haven’t we got wales on this list?my country is WALES.u.k
  • Iris Pitman
    signed 2020-03-05 09:17:12 +0000
  • Doug Dayment
    signed 2020-03-05 08:51:53 +0000
  • Karen Davies
    signed 2020-03-05 08:50:48 +0000
  • Jackie Askey
    signed 2020-03-05 08:30:32 +0000
  • David Thomas
    signed 2020-03-05 08:26:35 +0000
  • Kerry Norris
    signed 2020-03-05 07:07:00 +0000
  • Christina Burton
    signed 2020-03-05 06:44:15 +0000
  • Jocelyn Wellington
    signed 2020-03-05 05:14:53 +0000
  • Debbie Morgan
    signed 2020-03-05 03:46:03 +0000
    PLEASE LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE OF RCT – DO NOT CLOSE THE A&E AT RGHSEE SENSE …. COMMON SENSE AND DO NOT PUT ANYMORE PRESSURE ON THE DRS & NURSES,HOSP STAFF AT PRINCESS OF WALES BRIDGEND & PCH MERTHYR, WE NEED TO KEEP A&E AT RGH LLANTRISANT, IF IT WAS A FAMILY MEMBER OF YOURS OR YOURSELF IN A LIFE & DEATH SITUATION YOU WOULDNT WANT TO BE PUT IN THIS POSITION OF TRAVELLING FOR MILES. THERE ARE STAFF THAT WILL WORK AT THIS HOSPITAL ITS JUST COMMON SENSE
  • Brynmor Jones
    signed 2020-03-05 02:54:44 +0000
  • Lesley Wilcox
    signed 2020-03-05 01:27:44 +0000
  • Delyth Davies
    signed 2020-03-05 00:14:54 +0000
  • Mark Mccann
    signed 2020-03-04 23:16:02 +0000
  • Maggie Peterson
    signed 2020-03-04 23:06:23 +0000
  • Marie Light
    signed 2020-03-04 23:01:39 +0000
  • Dawn Williams
    signed 2020-03-04 22:39:36 +0000
  • Leeanne Bessant
    signed 2020-03-04 22:32:42 +0000
    Please keep this department open plz can’t put Rhondda down it helped alot of my family xx
  • Angela Tasker
    signed 2020-03-04 22:24:57 +0000
    Desperate to keep our A&E open at the royal glamorgan we need this hospital no if or butts.
  • Deborah Jones
    signed 2020-03-04 22:08:42 +0000
    I still can’t believe the dickheads think it’s OK ( NOT) to even consider closing our A&E dept! Shame on yourselves! Don’t you think the Rhondda have suffered enough over the years !🤬

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