The news that doctors at Betws y Coed GP practice are to end their contract in April 2024 has led to a response from the community council, the county councillor for the area, the regional Member of Senedd and the patients’ voice organisation Llais.
They have worked together to host a public meeting that will allow local people to give their views and ask questions about the plans for primary care services in the Conwy Valley.
Llyr Gruffydd North Wales MS, Conwy County Councillor Liz Roberts and representatives of Llais North Wales and Betws y Coed Community Council issued the following statement:
“We will be holding a public meeting on Monday 8th January 2024 at 7pm at the Memorial Hall in Betws y Coed and have invited senior bosses of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) to hear the views of the local community.
“This is a rural area with an elderly population that needs to maintain a GP practice. The potential alternatives being mentioned to existing patients are possible travel to Cerrigydrudion and Llanrwst, neither of which are accessible for many of the current practice’s patients, who live over a wide geographical area. Throughout the year, there is also an influx of visitors to Eryri. This also needs to be taken into consideration when looking at the provision of primary care services.
“It is vital that BCUHB seeks to recruit a new contractor, or failing that puts in place secure and firm plans to ensure that there is continuity of services that this community needs and deserves. We would urge people to attend on the 8th January and to get involved in discussions about their healthcare provision.”
For further information please any of the following:
Llais North Wales Tel: 01248 679284 Email [email protected]
Betws-y-Coed Community Council Tel: 07778576940
Email [email protected]
Office of Llyr Gruffydd Tel: 01824 703593
Email: [email protected]