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Specialist baby services to be centralised at Carmarthen

Plans to centralise specialist care for babies born in west Wales are to go ahead, the health minister has said.

The decision would mean that the special care baby unit at Withybush hospital in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, would close.

Campaigners have protested and warned this move could put lives at risk.

Under the new model, doctors in Carmarthen will provide specialist care, with other hospitals eventually providing a midwife-led service.

BBC Wales health correspondent Owain Clarke reports.

Specialist baby care service to move

  • 21 Jan 2014
  • From the section Wales
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