South West Wales

'Bring back 24-hour children's care' at Withybush Hospital

Withybush hospital protest

Campaigners who want overnight children's care returned to a Pembrokeshire hospital have delivered a 20,000-signature petition to ministers.

The group, who travelled to the Senedd in Cardiff, are calling for Withybush Hospital in Haverfordwest to have 24-hour paediatric care reinstated.

The unit was downgraded two years ago to a 12-hour, daytime only service.

Children needing to be admitted are now sent to Glangwili Hospital, Carmarthen.

Hywel Dda health board said it acknowledged the petition and had a "significant challenge" in demonstrating the safety of its children's services at Withybush and Glangwili hospitals.

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