Hywel Dda University Health Board works with GPs to secure service in Kidwelly

Hywel Dda University Health Board would like to reassure residents of Kidwelly, Trimsaran and Ferryside that their GP provision will continue.
The university health board has been in discussion with the practice for some time to ensure services continue in the area when the Senior Partner (GP) retires at the end of the year.
Following these discussions it was felt that the best way to continue the service would be for the university health board to take over management of the practice from January 4, 2015.
It is hoped this arrangement will be a temporary solution to ensure continued delivery of services and to reassure the local people and the staff who work there.
A spokesperson for the GP’s at the surgery said: “Due to problems with GP recruitment we have been having discussions with Hywel Dda University Health Board and they have agreed to take over the management of the practice from January 2015. We will continue to work closely with the university health board to ensure a smooth transition. We have made this decision because we feel this is the best way to ensure the future continuation of medical services to our community.”
Elaine Lorton, Assistant Director of Primary Care, said: “We would like to reassure residents that the university health board taking on the management of the practice is the best way to secure services in the area. We will now work with the existing team to develop plans for the handover and delivery of future services, and we hope that continuity of care will be delivered by many of the same doctors and nurses remaining within the practice.
“In the longer term we will work with the community to assess their needs to ensure relevant services are continued to be provided as close as home as possible.”

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