P-05-896 Prevent the closure of Ward 35 at Prince Charles Hospital



P-05-896 Prevent the closure of Ward 35 at Prince Charles Hospital

This petition was submitted by Beverly Gillespie having collected a total of 281 signatures.


Text of Petition   

We call on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to prevent the closure of Merthyr Tydfil's only dementia ward. Ward 35 at Prince Charles Hospital provides vital respite to the families and loved ones of local residents suffering with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Without this vital asset in place, there is a real threat of preventable harm coming to those most vulnerable. Many people are no longer able to look after family members with this condition as they require care themselves or are under pressure due to work and childcare commitments. Please consider the wider negative implications of this closure and the pain it would cause to many families, whose nearest dementia ward would be many miles away.


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This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 04/02/2020.

The Committee considered further correspondence and agreed to close the petition in view of the fact that Ward 35 closed in summer 2019 and the objectives of the petition can no longer be achieved, and the lack of contact with the petitioner.

Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 17/09/2019.


Assembly Constituency and Region

  • Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
  • South Wales East


Further information

Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

First published: 20/08/2019