HEALTH board plans to radically change the way services are provided in Pembrokeshire – including the loss of the county’s a&e – will be examined by councillors next week.

Following September’s announcement of its consultation outcomes and the next steps for Hywel Dda’s Transforming Clinical Services programme the health board wants to present its ‘closing report’ to the partnerships overview and scrutiny committee on October 25.

Committee members are being asked to scrutinise the outcomes of the consultation and the recommendations – and their impact – for Pembrokeshire as well as what implications the next steps have for residents and visitors.

They will also consider the “role and contribution” of the local authority services in future plans as part of the committee’s aim to contribute to the “co-design and co-production of future models of service delivery.”

Eleven recommendations were approved at the health board’s last meeting including a new urgent and planned care hospital in the south of the Hywel Dda University Health Board area with acute hospital services retained and developed at Bronglais General Hospital in Aberystwyth and acute medicine at Prince Philip in Llanelli.

This includes a “re-purposed” Glangwili General Hospital and Withybush General Hospital “offering a range of services to support the social model for health and well-being, designed with local people to meet their needs.”

Further development of the recommendations are due to go before a health board meeting on November 29.

Objectors to the proposals plan to rally on Saturday, November 3 with a mass family-friendly protest outside Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest, starting at midday.