Friday, 20 September 2013
Ceredigion County Councillors and senior Officers met with Hywel Dda Health Board representatives in Aberaeron today to reaffirm the aims of the Cylch Caron project.
The ground-breaking scheme for Tregaron has been in the pipeline for a number of years, and now there is a clear vision for an all-new model of health, care and social housing which could be replicated in other areas of Wales, the UK and Europe.
The Cylch Caron scheme involves the creation of an integrated care team across health and social care, complemented by a facility offering a flexible combination of short and long term care and housing. The proposed development will replace the existing Tregaron Community Hospital, a nursing home and GP surgery with a single new-build facility.
Councillor Catherine Hughes, Ceredigion County Council Cabinet Member for Care, Assurance and Housing Services and Chair of the Cylch Caron Stakeholder Board, said: “The Cylch Caron project is a fine example of rural innovation and working in partnership, and momentum is building as we prepare to submit the Business Case. This will be a truly innovative project and will provide a much-needed boost for public services in Tregaron and the surrounding area.”
Karen Howell, Deputy Chief Executive of Hywel Dda Health Board said: “The health board is proud to be a part of the Cylch Caron project, an exciting partnership approach that will transform the delivery of services in a rural area, in line with the Rural Health Plan and the health board's vision to bring services closer to people’s homes."
Pictured: Karen Howell, Deputy Chief Executive and Director for Primary Care and Mental Health Services, Hywel Dda Local Health Board; Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn, Leader of Ceredigion County Council; Bronwen Morgan, Ceredigion County Council Chief Executive and Parry Davies, Strategic Director of Care and Lifestyle Services, Ceredigion County Council.