P-05-930 Petition for Ferryside Surgery

This petition was submitted by Ferryside Village Forum having collected a total of 117 signatures.


Text of Petition             

​We feel very strongly that it is essential to maintain a surgery in Ferryside.


We need a doctor, a nurse and a dispensary to provide the vital services required by a village where most residents are over the age of 50.


It is an integral part of Calon y Fferi Community centre which is very accessible. Visiting the centre is an opportunity to meet people and mitigates against loneliness and isolation. It helps to maintain physical and mental health at a local level. Public transport is very infrequent which makes using other medical centres very difficult for people with mobility problems.

Most people want to stay in their own homes as they age and this is possible and more sustainable and economical when services and companionship are nearby. It would be a backward step to oblige all residents to leave the village for treatment.


Assembly Constituency and Region

·         Carmarthen East and Dinefwr

·         Mid and West Wales