POTENTIAL options for the future of health care across Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion will be unveiled on April 19.

Hywel Dda health board says its plans to improve local health care will go live next month, as part of a formal consultation "aimed at making provision of local health and care better for our communities".

Subject to formal board approval on that day, the health board will present its options for the future, which it says will be "safe, viable and offer an improvement to what is currently provided".

The 12-week exercise will involve community events, and an awareness-raising campaign called ‘Hywel Dda - Our big NHS change’.

Medical director Phil Kloer said: “Hundreds of people were involved in our listening and engagement exercise last summer, and since then we have held many staff drop-in events, involving partners and staff in scoring six potential options.

“We want to thank everyone for their insight and expertise offered thus far.

"We are using what we have heard to further reduce the number of options we present in consultation and provide a greater level of detail on them.

"I must stress that no decisions have been made by the Board, and we want to hear what people think of our options, and consider any new ideas.”

The health board says all views will be listened to and independently analysed.

An analysis report will then be submitted to full board, hopefully in September, so they can make a decision on how to proceed.

Dr Kloer said: “Please watch this space and get involved. People can be kept updated by visiting our website and for staff, our staff Intranet, and we also encourage people to follow our social media pages on Facebook and Twitter as we approach consultation in a few weeks.”