Hywel Dda Health Board: Plan to shut community hospitals

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Hywel Dda Health Board has announced its plans to reorganise the NHS service it provides in mid and west Wales.

The board provides a variety of health services for almost 400,000 people.

The proposals include closing three community hospitals and replacing the accident-and-emergency department at Llanelli's Prince Philip Hospital, with a nurse-led facility.

The health board says it will invest £40m in six local community centres, which will provide additional medical services.

BBC Wales health correspondent Owain Clarke reports.

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