Jane Dodds and Kirsty Williams visit Oswestry Health Centre
Jane Dodds, the Welsh Liberal Democrat Candidate for Montgomeryshire visited the Oswestry Health Centre last week with party leader Kirsty Williams AM.
If elected in May, Jane’s priority as an Assembly Member will be to secure an Urgent Medical Centre for Montgomeryshire, on similar lines to the Oswestry Health Centre which provides a minor injuries unit and a whole range of other care facilities plus a GP practice and a dentist all under one roof.
Commenting Jane Dodds said: “I was really impressed with the Oswestry Health Centre. It’s a convenient one-stop shop for so many health issues. People in Montgomeryshire have very limited access to urgent, nonlife-threatening care, and often have to travel to Shrewsbury or Aberystwyth even to be seen for minor injuries.”
Jane added: “The population of Oswestry is roughly17,000 people whereas Montgomeryshire is home to more than 60,000. I have lost track of the number of heart-breaking stories that people have told me on the doorstep about their health needs but it underlines the fact that Mid Wales consistently gets a poor deal when it comes to health.”
Kirsty Williams, who is also the Welsh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Health, commented: “Rural health care has been neglected by the Welsh Assembly Government. An Urgent Care Centre in Montgomeryshire would cut down travel times for patients and reduce the pressure on services at Shrewsbury, Telford and Bronglais Hospitals. The Oswestry Health Centre is fantastic, and I fully support Jane’s campaign for an Urgent Care Centre in Montgomeryshire.”