Responding to proposals to downgrade Royal Glamorgan’s Accident and Emergency department, Ian Cathrew, UNISON Cwm Taf Morgannwg branch chair, said,
“UNISON is completely opposed to any withdrawal of emergency department services from the Royal Glamorgan Hospital. The people of Cwm Taf Morgannwg deserve a world-class National Health Service and there must be no reduction in service or worsening access to emergency care.
“The health board needs to ensure safe staffing levels, which ensure safe services, are in place not only in its emergency departments but throughout its hospitals. This requires proper funding.
“It’s clear the public feels it’s totally unacceptable for a major hospital like Royal Glamorgan not to have a 24-hour A&E service. UNISON calls for this to be rectified immediately so local people can be confident in their hospital services.
“We need to know from the health board how these proposals affect health care workers so we can support them at this stressful time.”
Alastair Gittins, UNISON press officer on 07816 53 83 97