AN action group aiming to protect hospital beds at Amman Valley Hospital are calling for more demonstrations to show public support for the facility.

The Amman Valley Hospital Action Committee are asking residents to join them in a demonstration against proposed changes to the hospital on September 26.

The plans are a response to the Hywel Dda University Health Board report, published last week following a 12-week consultation.

Three proposals were put forward by the health board as they look to change the way healthcare is delivered in the region.

Two of the options involve Amman Valley Hospital losing its hospital beds and becoming a community hub, something opposed by a number of residents.

Cllr Kevin Madge, chairman of the action committee, said: “There is a lot of negativity towards the plans in the report, and rightly so.

“They have asked for the public’s thoughts on the changes and it is obvious people do not support the plans.

“They mention moving forward with two plans which will see beds removed from Amman Valley Hospital.

“That is not acceptable.

“We are calling on the public to support us and join us in a demonstration at County Hall on September 26.

“We need to show how much the hospital means to the valley.”