Hywel Dda CHC Maternity Focus Groups

Maternity Services

The topics for the maternity focus  groups will be as follows:

  • Experience of breast feeding – 28/10/2021
  • Experience of birth by caesarean section – 18/11/2021
  • Experience of induced birth – 16/12/2021
  • Experience of post-natal care 20/01/2022

    All information will be anonymised, treated in the strictest confidence and will not be shared with any third parties.

    Further information can be found in English here or in Welsh here.

Hywel Dda Health Board’s recently completed online/paper based maternity survey was well received with feedback showing both negative and positive experiences.

However, some negative comments have raised concerns.  Although the analysis of the information is not complete, the CHC have raised their concerns with the Health Board.  As a result, the CHC needs to get a better understanding of the issues.  Due to the fact that we are unable to engage directly with people who completed the anonymous survey, we aim to run a monthly maternity focus group.  The focus group will contain no more than ten people for a 60- 90 minute informal chat on the themes emerging from our survey.

Evidently, this series of “maternity focus groups” will be aimed at people who have given birth in hospital during the last 12 months.

Hywel Dda would like to know more information about the maternity services that you have received during the pandemic.

GP Practice Pharmacy of the Year 2021

Furnace House Surgery has been awarded the GP Practice Pharmacy of the Year Award 2021.    Click here for further information.


Veterans NHS Wales - New Facebook Page

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Veterans NHS Wales in Hywel Dda University Health Board, we have launched a Facebook group.  This group is here for anyone interested in learning more about military and veterans mental health. 

We want to share information about military and veterans mental health and tell you about the work that Veterans NHS Wales is doing. By sharing this information, we want to help people understand veterans’ mental health.  We want to make people aware of the support that is available for veterans and their families and highlight the work that’s going on in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire, and the wider community. We want this group to create a safe space for people to share ideas.

Below is the link to join: