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.
This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 04/02/2020.
The Committee considered the petition for the first time and agreed, in light of the fact that the surgery has now closed and that no further information had been received from the petitioners, that it had little option but to close the petition.
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 04/02/2020.
Assembly Constituency and Region
Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
Status: For consideration
First published: 06/01/2020