Christina Rees MP has helped score a win for the Dulais Valley by securing the local health centre access to fibre broadband. This follows a very difficult period for staff and patients alike, as their need to work online during the Covid-19 pandemic was stymied by poor internet access.
The Primary Care Centre in the Dulais Valley has never had access to fibre broadband, resulting in a range of administrative and access challenges for those who use the centre and its dedicated team of staff. These difficulties were exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic as much of the world moved online during lockdown.
The Neath MP contacted Openreach, and was able to ensure the Primary Care Centre was added to the capital works programme. Work to connect the practice to fibre broadband was completed this week.
Christina Rees MP said:
“Patients and staff at the Dulais Valley Primary Care Centre have struggled for too long with the problems caused by poor internet connection. When they got in touch, I was delighted to help out.
“I am grateful to Openreach for taking action, and hope that this means the practice are able to continue their fantastic work supporting the local community.
“While face-to-face contact will never go out of fashion, and I am keen to swap virtual meetings for in-person meetings as soon as I can, we cannot ignore the fact that our twenty-first century lives do rely on a good internet connection. I look forward to meeting the Dulais Valley health centre staff soon to see the great work that they’re doing!”