24hr children's services to end at Withybush Hospital on Monday

Western Telegraph:

9:29am Wednesday 15th October 2014

SICK children needing hospital treatment overnight will have to travel to Carmarthen from Monday.

Health Board attempts to allay fears over future of Withybush Hospital Ward 10

Western Telegraph:

10:04am Friday 26th September 2014

HYWEL Dda health board has responded to concerns that Ward 10 at Withybush Hospital is no longer a dedicated cancer ward.

NHS workers balloted on strike action

5:47pm Friday 5th September 2014

Thousands of NHS workers in Wales are to vote on potential strike action.

AM quizzes Health Board on maternity letters

10:23am Friday 22nd August 2014

Ceredigion AM Elin Jones has demanded that Hywel Dda Health Board comes clean on letters that have been sent to many expectant mothers in Ceredigion.

October 20 date set for removal of 24hr paediatrics from Withybush Hospital

Western Telegraph:

10:41am Wednesday 20th August 2014

AN October date for the removal of overnight paediatric services at Withybush Hospital is included in the latest Health Board stakeholder briefing.

Health board moves to reassure Ceredigion residents

3:34pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Hywel Dda University Health Board has moved to reassure Ceredigion residents following what it says are recent misleading reports regarding the future of Bronglais Hospital’s maternity services.

Downgrade of Bronglais maternity services “an insult to Ceredigion” - MP

3:30pm Monday 11th August 2014

Ceredigion's Welsh Liberal Democrat MP, Mark Williams, has slammed the Hywel Dda University Health Board's decision to downgrade maternity services at Aberystwyth's Bronglais Hospital.

Tears as supporters say "Thank you SCBU"

Western Telegraph:

2:52pm Monday 4th August 2014

Grateful parents, grandparents, children and supporters said an emotional goodbye to staff at SCUBU on Monday. The unit, which has served and saved some of Pembrokeshire’s most vulnerable babies, officially closed at midnight on Sunday.

Premature baby survived because of Withybush SCBU

Western Telegraph:

8:05am Wednesday 30th July 2014

WITHOUT Withybush Hospital special care baby unit (SCBU) a baby born 12 weeks prematurely last week would not have survived his family were told after he was delivered within an hour.

New 'state-of-the-art' private hospital to serve south west Wales

Western Telegraph: Hospital director Stuart Hammond at the current HMT Sancta Maria site in Swansea. The healthcare provider has announced it is to build a new state-of-the-art hospital in south west Wales. (8796209)

7:37pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A PRIVATE hospital that treats Pembrokeshire patients has announced it is to build a new start-of-the-art facility in south west Wales.

Politicians' anger over renal unit delay

Western Telegraph: ANGRY: Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies, pictured outside Withybush Hospital, said the delay in opening the new renal unit was totally unacceptable.  (8664768)

1:15pm Monday 28th July 2014

Politicians from across the political divide have voiced their disappointment that Pembrokeshire dialysis patients will have to wait until at least September before they can receive their treatment at Withybush Hospital's new renal unit.

Fond farewell at last party for Withybush SCBU

Western Telegraph: SAD GOODBYE: Most of Withybush Hospital’s SCBU staff are moving to the Carmarthen unit. PICURE: Western Telegraph. (8180996)

11:55am Monday 14th July 2014

THERE were bitter-sweet celebrations at the last Teddy Bear’s picnic for Withybush Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit on Saturday at Scolton Manor.

Removal of full children’s service at Withybush delayed

Western Telegraph:

2:25pm Friday 4th July 2014

THE reduction in inpatient hospital care for children will be delayed until October the health board has said.

WITHYBUSH SOS: The importance of scbu - 'We're more than just numbers in a calculator'

Western Telegraph: The importance of scbu to the people of Pembrokeshire

3:20pm Friday 20th June 2014

READER Gareth Scale tells how his seemingly perfectly healthy 9lb 11oz bundle of joy was saved by Withybush SCBU and urges decision makers to remember 'The people of Pembrokeshire are more than numbers in your calculator'.

Labour MP candidates urge Health Minister to stop reduction of Withybush Hospital services 'by stealth'

Western Telegraph: Around 700 people protested at the Senedd. PICTURE: Jason Davies Photography.

12:55pm Thursday 19th June 2014

HAVING witnessed hundreds of potential voters march on the Senedd yesterday, Labour's two Parliamentary candidates in Pembrokeshire have called on members of their own party in the Welsh Government to hit the pause button over controversial service cuts to Withybush Hospital.

Live updates as 700+ Pembrokeshire people fight to stop downgrading of Withybush Hospital

Western Telegraph: A previous protest outside Withybush Hospital. PICTURE: Pembrokeshire Photography.

9:23am Wednesday 18th June 2014

Live updates as Pembrokeshire continues to fight the downgrading of essential services at Withybush Hospital. At least 700 people are expected on the steps of the Senedd.


Western Telegraph: The fight for SCBU

10:08am Wednesday 18th June 2014

Reader Nancy Folland tells her story: "On the 2nd of December 2012 my beautiful son was born. But his birth was not straight forward."

WITHYBUSH SOS: Poster and coupon downloads

Western Telegraph: WITHYBUSH SOS: Poster and coupon downloads

5:33pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

CAMPAIGNERS took the fight to save services at Withybush Hospital to the Senedd in Cardiff in June, and there are a number of ways you can show your support.

WITHYBUSH SOS: MP's strong opposition to ‘reckless cuts’ to health services

Western Telegraph: MP Stephen Crabb

6:04pm Monday 16th June 2014

‘IT IS simply no good having improved services in Carmarthen if people can’t access them’ says Preseli Pembrokeshire MP Stephen Crabb as he calls on the Health Minister to reconsider ‘reckless cuts’ to health services.

Health demo to take to the Senedd

Western Telegraph: Save Withybush! Protesters make their point at the Assembly Senedd building. 	                   PICTURE: Western Telegraph (WTLD5119H06).

1:00pm Monday 16th June 2014

More than 700 Pembrokeshire people will travel to Cardiff on Wednesday to oppose planned Welsh Government changes to services at Withybush Hospital.

Do not close our services

12:21pm Thursday 12th June 2014

I HAVE recently had an operation for bowel cancer at Withybush Hospital in Haverfordwest and I would like to thank the medical and ancillary staff of ward 3 for their kindness and efficiency.

AM Keith raises concerns over Glangwili maternity capacity

Western Telegraph: KEITH DAVIES: "Members have been misled by officers."

1:40pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

LLANELLI AM Keith Davies has written to the Hywel Dda University Health Board as concerns emerge over maternity care provision at Glangwili Hospital.

Birth trauma mum: 'I'm proof of why we must keep services at Withybush Hospital'

Western Telegraph: So grateful to Withybush: Emily and Christian Holden with baby Alice and her siblings Gabriel, Clare, Lucy and Catherine. PICTURE: Gareth Davies Photography.

2:11pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

A MOTHER who needed immediate life-saving surgery after the birth of her fifth baby has spoken about her ordeal, to show support for the campaign to retain Withybush Hospital’s services.

Campaigner's fears for Withybush cancer care

2:27pm Friday 6th June 2014

There are concerns that the future of Withybush’s oncology service could be “in crisis” following the imminent departure of two key members of staff.

South Pembs Bhangra night for beds

12:18pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

THE first South Pembs Bhangra Night will be held later this month to raise vital funds for hospital beds.

Parents-to-be sing praises of baby monitoring mobile app

Western Telegraph: REASSURED: Mark and Tina Boulcott from Herbrandston are trialling the new Unborn Heart app.PICTURE: Western Telegraph

5:14pm Monday 2nd June 2014

A HERBRANDSTON couple is championing a new smart phone app which has allowed them to monitor their unborn baby during a troubled pregnancy.

Mum's praise for under threat local services: 'We'd be dead without Withybush Hospital expertise'

Western Telegraph: Karen O’Connell with sons Dylan and Osian and Harry and Jack. PICTURE: Gareth Davies Photography.

12:59pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

THE mum of tiny twins - born three months prematurely - says that she and her babies would have died if it were not for Withybush Hospital.

Withybush wig service saved

4:45pm Thursday 8th May 2014

Withybush Hospital’s wig service is due to be reinstated after a tireless campaign by a local cancer charity worker.

So much for 'golden hour'

1:38pm Thursday 8th May 2014

IT SEEMS that certain vital arguments are being missed regarding the Withybush downgrading.

Health Board to press ahead with controversial Withybush Hospital maternity and paediatric plans, staff told

Western Telegraph: SCBU.jpg

1:46pm Friday 2nd May 2014

Hywel Dda health Board is pushing ahead with controversial service changes to maternity and paediatric care at Withybush Hospital, staff have been told this week.

Concern hospital services are 'being eroded by stealth'

Western Telegraph: Withybush Hospital

11:55am Monday 28th April 2014

ASSURANCES are being sought that Withybush Hospital and its services are not being 'eroded by stealth'.

Continuing excellence at our hospital

1:54pm Friday 25th April 2014

DESPITE all the political ballyhoo about the NHS in Wales, it is great to be able to praise the continuing excellence of our hard-pressed health services at Withybush Hospital.

Haverfordwest businessman Malcolm Green 'would probably have survived if operation had not been delayed', inquest told

Western Telegraph: Malcolm Green, pictured after being presented with his MBE, with his wife Janet.

6:02pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE family of a well-known local businessman who died at Withybush Hospital following surgery for bowel cancer have pushed for a verdict of neglect at an inquest in to his death.

1,000 join latest fight to save Withybush Hospital services

Western Telegraph: PICTURE: Martin Cavaney Photography

1:10pm Sunday 13th April 2014

NEARLY 1,000 health protestors brought Haverfordwest to a standstill this morning.

Pembrokeshire public urged to join Withybush Hospital protest

5:27pm Saturday 12th April 2014

THE latest protest against controversial proposed changes to services at Withybush Hospital will take place on Sunday.

Pembrokeshire public urged to join Withybush Hospital protest

5:27pm Friday 11th April 2014

THE latest protest against controversial proposed changes to services at Withybush Hospital will take place on Sunday.

Long journey 'dices with lives'

4:11pm Friday 11th April 2014

A severely ill north Pembrokeshire patient was transported more than 50 miles to Bronglais hospital because there was no space in Withybush, health watchdogs were told on Friday.

Sick baby 'would have died on journey to Carmarthen'

Western Telegraph: THANK GOODNESS FOR WITHYBUSH: Jamie-Lee Irving with twins Harry (left) and Thomas, now doing well at home.
PICTURE: Western Telegraph.

7:14am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A mum-of-three has been told that one of her baby twins would have died if he had needed to travel further than Withybush Hospital for treatment from his home in Haverfordwest.

Megan visits Cardiff to hand over hospital petition

Western Telegraph: PETITION HANDOVER: Bethan Jenkins AM (committee member), Megan Rickard and William Powell AM (chairman of the Petitions Committee). (4897380)

12:56pm Thursday 27th March 2014

A SCHOOLGIRL from Milford Haven has handed over a petition at the Senedd in Cardiff, urging health bosses to re-think plans to move some children’s services to Carmarthen.

Hywel Dda Health Board chief executive Trevor Purt to leave his post

Western Telegraph: Hywel Dda Health Board chief executive Trevor Purt to leave his post

1:52pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Professor Trevor Purt, the Chief Executive of Hywel Dda University Health Board, is to leave his post.

New mortality rate figures give cause for concern at Glangwili

10:39am Monday 24th March 2014

Ceredigion AM and Plaid Cymru shadow health Minister Elin Jones has expressed serious concerns about mortality rates in Welsh hospitals.

Pembrokeshire protesters take fight to save Withybush Hospital to the Senedd

Western Telegraph: Sophie Shepard joins hundreds on their way to Cardiff this morning

10:09am Wednesday 5th March 2014

Live updates as hundreds of protesters travel to Cardiff to fight against the downgrading of Withybush Hospital.

UPDATED: Loss of 24 hour paediatric care at Withybush Hospital confirmed by Health Board

Western Telegraph: Withybush Hospital looks set to lose 24 hour paediatric care. PICTURE: Skycam Wales

10:13am Friday 31st January 2014

THE loss of 24 hour paediatric care in Pembrokeshire has been confirmed by a Health Board report revealed at its meeting earlier this week.

‘Mother would have died without emergency care at Withybush Hospital’

Western Telegraph: FAMILY TRAGEDY: Kate Sutton and her partner Lee Harding, pictured with father Ed Sutton, tragically lost their daughter last week but Kate could have died too without Withybush Hospital. PICTURE: James Davies Photography

6:48pm Monday 20th January 2014

THE tragic death of a baby and the near death of her mother last week starkly illustrates why the loss of women and children’s services from Withybush Hospital is causing so much fear across the county.

WITHYBUSH CONCERNS: Health Board chairman: staff going to press is 'unhelpful'

8:40am Sunday 24th November 2013

News that key services look set to be lost from Withybush Hospital has been greeted with anger and dismay.

WITHYBUSH CONCERNS: 'Children's doctors exhausted'

5:01pm Sunday 24th November 2013

CONCERNS had been aired over staffing levels in the paediatric department at Withybush Hospital even before the loss of junior doctors in April.

WITHYBUSH CONCERNS: Cancer cover is a struggle, health chiefs admit

Western Telegraph: PRIEST'S CONCERNS: The Rev David Hammon, who is receiving treatment for cancer, fears for the future of Withybush Hospital's cancer services.
PICTURE: Gareth Davies Photography

12:02pm Sunday 24th November 2013

Health chiefs have admitted they are ‘struggling’ to provide services for cancer patients in Pembrokeshire.

Daily struggle for Pembroke couple

Western Telegraph: A REAL STRUGGLE: Terry White has become a full-time carer for his wife, Joan.  (2634233)

4:02pm Friday 22nd November 2013

A PEMBROKE couple have spoken out about their daily struggle – a struggle they say could have been avoided with faster medical treatment.

Public come out in force to support fight to save services at Withybush Hospital

10:44pm Thursday 21st November 2013

Emotions were running high as around 160 people met in Haverforwest tonight to find out what they could do to try and save services potentially under threat at Withybush Hospital.

One fifth of beds cut in Wales

9:30am Friday 22nd November 2013

WHEN I came to work in Withybush Hospital in 1984 there were over 300 beds available to Pembrokeshire patients, serving a population of 112,000. Today we have just over 180 beds serving a population of 118,000.

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