Community unite to help save hospital
26 September 2012 |
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PRESTATYN is set to host two public meetings in their fight for its community hospital.
Organisers have hit back at Betsi Cadwaladr’s public meetings which are capped at 55 people, by hosting their own, on Friday, September 28, at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.
“We are going to hold real public meetings - not one where you have to book first,” said Veronica Wells.
“People feel as if they are not being listened too.
“Even if we have to do a protest march - they are going to have to listen to us.
“If you care about your community hospital and you want your voice to be heard you must come to these meetings.”
Ms Wells added Betsi Cadwaladr has been invited to attend the public meetings, which will take place at Prestatyn Parish Church Hall.
A spokesman for Betsi Cadwaladr said: “The Health Board has already staged three meetings in Prestatyn and a further three in Rhyl, to discuss our proposals with members of the local community and listen to any comments or concerns that they wish to raise.
“We are aware that other individuals and organisations have been arranging their own events to discuss the proposals and we will be pleased to receive feedback from these as part of the consultation process.”
“Details on how individuals and groups can put forward their views can be found on the consultation website at www.bcuhbjointhedebate.wales.nhs.uk.”
Vale of Clwyd AM Anne Jones, will also be attending the 7.30pm meeting.