A CAMPAIGN group is claiming victory after it says it was given assurances there were no current plans to remove beds from Amman Valley Hosptial.

The Amman Valley Hospital Action Committee formed at the start of the summer after proposals were discussed by Hywel Dda University Health Board that could have seen facilities removed from Amman Valley Hospital.

A period of public consultation was held by the health board, during which the campaign group held a number of demonstrations to show public support for the hospital.

Following a recent meeting with the Chief Executive of Hywel Dda, the action committee say they have received assurances that there are currently no plans to remove hospital beds from the Amman Valley.

Councillor Kevin Madge, chair of the action committee, said: “We were very pleased to hear that Hywel Dda recognise our campaign and see how strong the feeling was regarding the suggestions.

“They have assured us that at this time there are no plans for us to lose beds.

“We are now pushing for more services to be based at Amman Valley Hospital, particularly a minor injury unit.

“They seemed to listen to the suggestions, and an X-Ray machine was also mentioned during the meeting.

“We would like to thank everybody who helped with the campaign, as well as the Guardian for their support.

“The campaign will continue, and though the placards will be stored away now, they will be ready to be brought out again whenever needed.”