Cilfynydd GP Petition / Deiseb

Following the announcement by Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board that Taff Vale Practice has made an application to close the Cilfynydd surgery, I am signing this petition to ask CTMUHB to reject the application and for Taff Vale Practice to reopen the Surgery in Cilfynydd.


“We, the residents of Cilfynydd and Norton Bridge, have to travel to Dewi Sant or Rhydyfelin to be seen by a local doctor. By signing this petition, we are asking Taff Vale Practice to secure the future of the surgery in Cilfynydd and request that the surgery reopens and returns to providing a service to the local community.”

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Yn dilyn y cyhoeddiad gan Fwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Cwm Taf Morgannwg bod Taff Vale Practice wedi gwneud cais i gau meddygfa Cilfynydd, rwy’n llofnodi’r ddeiseb hon i ofyn i Fwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Cwm Taf Morgannwg i wrthod y cais ac i Taff Vale Practice ailagor y Feddygfa yng Nghilfynydd.

“Mae’n rhaid i ni, drigolion Cilfynydd a Norton Bridge, deithio i Dewi Sant neu Rhydfelen i gael ein gweld gan feddyg lleol. Wrth arwyddo’r ddeiseb hon, rydym yn gofyn i Taff Vale Practice sicrhau dyfodol y feddygfa yng Nghilfynydd a gofyn i’r feddygfa ailagor a dychwelyd i ddarparu gwasanaeth i’r gymuned leol.”

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  • Samantha Reid
    signed 2023-10-12 16:27:39 +0100
  • Allen Bevan
    signed 2023-10-12 16:18:14 +0100
    This surgery is vital for the community it been a long established GP practice over many years. It is important that we do not lose this for the sake of the elderly and young people
  • Jess Jones
    signed 2023-10-12 16:09:00 +0100
  • Kerry James
    signed 2023-10-12 15:52:37 +0100
  • Sheryl Tucker
    signed 2023-08-15 21:46:56 +0100
  • Caryn Thòmas
    signed 2023-08-15 15:00:25 +0100
    As a non driver, who is also a single parent to 2 children, I have found travelling to other branches for healthcare stressful, expensive and very time consuming. If one of my children were to become very Ill I worry about the multiple journeys it would take to enable them to be seen by a gp not to mention the germs they could spread if contagious. As a regular bus user, I have also had many, many conversations with older members of the community in Cilfynydd, who are really struggling with the current situation. Existing conditions are being exacerbated by the stress of getting to appointments on time and long hours on their feet, as well as some resorting to expensive taxis as they cannot face the discomfort of the journeys. I appreciate times are difficult at the moment and everyone is looking to make cutbacks, but I really feel this is an essential service for the patients of Cilfynydd. Healthcare shouldn’t be a luxury, but sadly it is starting to feel that way. I ask on behalf of my family and many others in the village that this proposal be reversed.
  • Kira Crockett
    signed 2023-08-15 08:33:30 +0100
  • Susan Jones
    signed 2023-08-15 07:46:43 +0100
    Keep the surgery open a lot of people use it
  • Josephine Cull
    signed 2023-08-15 07:46:00 +0100
  • Mary Borkowski
    signed 2023-08-14 22:40:07 +0100
  • Gareth Jones
    signed 2023-08-14 20:56:16 +0100
  • Martin Pilnick
    signed 2023-08-14 18:36:03 +0100
  • Claire Gough
    signed 2023-08-14 13:36:36 +0100
  • Cheryl Cartlidge
    signed 2023-08-14 13:36:00 +0100
    We desperately need this surgery open. Takes 2 buses to get to Rhydyfelin and 2 buses Dewi Sant. Some of our on going illnesses and disabilities stop us even getting on a bus to attend any appointments. Most of us have no vehicles and old ages, and NO mobiles for some do not help us to know what’s happening with things. We have a bus from top to bottom of the village to help with appointment. But we need a doctor an nurses to take bloods and give injections. This is totally a very bad situation for all people of Cilfynydd to have to be in, cannot believe they will leave us without help and support. WE NEED THEM Desperately!!
  • Gayle Brimfield
    signed 2023-08-14 12:32:07 +0100
  • Joanne Jones
    signed 2023-08-14 12:22:36 +0100
  • Suzanne Spooner
    signed 2023-08-14 12:05:16 +0100
  • Hayley Keep
    signed 2023-08-14 11:34:34 +0100
  • Meryl Belzak-Harries
    signed 2023-08-14 10:45:20 +0100
    This surgery has been open since the 1980s and people rely on it. It takes 1 or 2 buses to get to the other sites.
  • Scott Bevan
    signed 2023-08-07 18:41:56 +0100
  • Ioan Bellin
    signed 2023-08-07 10:47:46 +0100
  • Brian Morgan
    signed 2023-08-06 11:15:43 +0100
  • jayne dempsey
    signed 2023-08-05 10:50:23 +0100
    This service is very much needed for the residents of cilfynydd, especially those of which who are unable to travel.
  • Kathryn Baldwin
    signed 2023-08-04 22:36:47 +0100
    The closure is not fair on the residents of Cilfynydd, especially the elderly, disabled or people without transport.

    I’m registered with Taff Vale as I grew up and resided in Cilfynydd well into my adult years.

    Taff vale had got away with the branch being closed for too long due to Covid and never reopening due to one reason or another
  • Gareth Hughes
    signed 2023-08-04 22:14:46 +0100
    There might come a time when I may relocate to Cylfynydd; the future starts tomorrow…
  • Lauren Jones
    signed 2023-08-04 17:01:51 +0100
  • Susan Gove
    signed 2023-08-04 15:02:22 +0100
  • Thomas Mark
    signed 2023-08-04 14:47:02 +0100
  • Ray Morgan
    signed 2023-08-04 11:49:22 +0100
    Cilfynydd residents should have a fully functioning GP Surgery in the village.
  • Mi Morgan
    signed 2023-08-04 11:36:32 +0100
    The Surgery in Cilfynydd is a much-needed facility that should not be closed. Patients who use public transport have to catch 4 buses (there and back) to any of the other Taff Vale surgeries and it’s expensive for those who pay. It’s also a long way for the elderly to travel in inclement weather, especially with poor bus connectivity. Relationships and trust built up with Taff Vale professional staff will be instantly lost if people are forced to change to a different practice. Public money was used to build this facility for the residents of Cilfynydd due to its expanding population and that population has not shrunk since then. It will be a very short-sighted decision to close this surgery and I hope CTMUHB will take heed of residents’ concerns and ensure a professional health service is provided in the village.

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