I recently wrote a letter to the health board expressing my concerns over the potential closure of the only GP practice in Cilfynydd. This branch of the Taff Vale Medical Practice is a vital lifeline for many residents, particularly the elderly who rely solely on public transport to access healthcare services.
The closure of this practice would not only impact the general well-being of the community, but also make it virtually impossible for them to access emergency appointments in a timely manner due to poor public transport services. I also highlighted the fact that many residents would have to wait even longer for a limited service if the practice were to close.
While the health board has announced a 6-week patient engagement exercise to hear local voices, I strongly urge them to commit to the future of the Cilfynydd branch of the surgery. I hope that they will listen to the concerns of the community and ensure that this vital service is not lost.
I will continue to fight for the healthcare services our communities deserve. I encourage residents and patients of the practice to respond to the consultation. Read my full letter below.