History lesson for Welsh NHS hospital reform
12 February 2014 Last updated at 22:53 GMT
Health boards across south Wales are set to decide whether or not to give the go-ahead to a major shake-up of the way some specialist hospital care is delivered.
The plan will involve centralising high level emergency care, which could mean the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant stops treating serious A&E cases.
In the Rhondda there is concern that patients will have to travel further a field. And as Matt Murray reports - it is a concern that has echoes in the past.