Llwynypia hospital - once the largest hospital in the Rhondda
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History lesson for Welsh NHS hospital reform

12 February 2014 Last updated at 22:53 GMT

Health boards across south Wales are set to decide whether or not to give the go-ahead to a major shake-up of the way some specialist hospital care is delivered.

The plan will involve centralising high level emergency care, which could mean the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant stops treating serious A&E cases.

In the Rhondda there is concern that patients will have to travel further a field. And as Matt Murray reports - it is a concern that has echoes in the past.