Local residents are urged to attend The South East Pembrokeshire Community Health Network’s last meeting of the year this week.

The meeting will be held at New Hedges Village Hall on Thursday (December 7), between 5 and 6.30 pm.

The Community Health Network was set up by Tenby residents many years ago as part of a campaign to save the Cottage Hospital.

In recent years, the Health Network has campaigned to save the Minor Injuries Unit and to improve health services in the area.

At this meeting, the Hywel Dda UHB County Director will give an update on the situation at Withybush Hospital, and details of a new Community Health Services Event will be announced.

“As usual, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions on the spot during the meeting to voice their concerns or ask for information,” said Cllr Duncan Whitehurst, SEPCHN secretary.

“There will also be the ‘questions in advance service’, which worked well last time. The hope is that someone may get a more detailed and meaningful answer to their question if it could be considered in advance.”

If anyone has a question, it can be sent to: [email protected], and it will be forwarded to the panel of Hywel Dda UHB staff.

Try to keep the question general without naming specific patients and professionals, which may make it possible to get a more detailed response without breaching patient confidentiality.

Anyone can attend the Community Health Network meetings, which provide a unique opportunity for people to put their questions directly to the health professionals who can give them the answers they need.