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Hywel Dda

ROC Constituency - SWWROC

Hywel Dda University Health Board provides healthcare services to a total population of around 372,320 throughout Carmarthenshire (178,119), Ceredigion (78,200) and Pembrokeshire (116,001).  It provides Acute, Primary, Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities services via General and Community Hospitals, Health Centres, GP's, Dentists, Pharmacists and Optometrists and other sites.

Key contacts

Jill Patterson, Director of Primary Care

Jill has responsibility for the HD HB ECG


Colm McAlinden, PHW Optometric Adviser

There is no Optometric Adviser but the HB fund and have always funded the role of the Optometric Development Officer (ODO) - who is relied upon very heavily within the HB to execute many functions relating to the provision of eye care services in HD HB.


This health board runs an Eyecare Collaborative Group and an Eyecare Liaison Group regularly with no interruption but and there is considerable support for the work of Optometry.


Click here  for a copy of the updated HES referral contact details 

Click here  for a copy of the HD HB Service Level Agreement for follow up and ongoing assessments of patients with Wet AMD, RVO and DR

Click here  for a copy of the HD HB Service Level Agreement for the provision of a primary care assessment 


The HD HB Headquarters are:

Corporate Offices, Ystwyth Building, Hafan Derwen, St Davids Park Jobswell Road, Carmarthen SA31 3BB

NB@ The LVSW is also run from this HB


Locality leads are: Richard Hughes and Sally Hodson 


Ophthalmologists who represent this Health Board at Welsh Government meetings (OSAG and WPCB) are:

Richard Wintle


Dinesh Rathod


Local enhanced services are as follows:

Post Op Cataract                                                                 under EHEW (service spec available)

WECS Triage                                                                        payment from HB

Glaucoma Referral Refinement                                             under EHEW with top up fee paid by HB

Community based AMD treatment (OCT photographs)         payment from HB