A number of operations at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant have been cancelled because of a failure to recruit enough junior doctors. Cwm Taf Health Board says it is a temporary measure and it is apologising to anyone who is affected.
Campaigners are lobbying health board officials about planned changes to Blaenau Ffestiniog Hospital. Under the proposals, the hospital would only deal with outpatients.
Patients needing to stay overnight would be sent to Ysbyty Alltwen in Porthmadog.
The proposals were made in a report commissioned for the Welsh Government. Part of the plans would see the restructure of health services, which would lead to some services being centralised. They were welcomed by Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board who said it would help their plans to improve services.
Campaigners have been working for 7 years to try to preserve and improve services at Blaenau Ffestiniog.
The 12 beds at Blaenau Ffestiniog are currently allocated by local GPs. Campaigners are handing in a petition to Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board today.
ABM University Health Board is considering introducing changes at Neath Port Talbot Hospital, because of difficulties recruiting enough doctors.
The changes are said to be needed to ensure the hospital are able to provide a safe service for patients, and it is on the advice of senior doctors.
The decision by the Wales Deanery, which is responsible for post graduate training, has been made to reallocate senior doctors to larger hospitals.
Despite a recruitment drive the Health Board say they have not been able to fill posts and are proposing closing the hospital to acute medial admissions.
Despite these changes, which are due in September, there are no plans to close the hospital.
The changes will be considered at a meeting next Thursday.
But the Health Board says they will continue to play an important role in delivering clinical services.
A Health Board spokesperson said:
"We would like to reassure residents that there are no plans to close Prince Philip Hospital in Llanelli and in fact the focus is very much on upgrading services across the whole of Hywel Dda."
The added that a widespread engagement exercise was underway:
– Hywel Dda Healthboard
This is the opportunity for all Llanelli residents to voice how they believe their health services should be delivered to meet local need and we welcome all their feedback