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the best start in life

A Maternity and Early Years strategy for Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire 2022-2026

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This website is a collaboration between Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire county councils, with Hywel Dda University Health Board.

It sets out how we intend to provide better integrated, more effective, and more efficient Maternity and Early Years services for thousands of families in west Wales.

This strategy is designed to be:

  • responsive to real needs of families and service professionals
  • actionable and measureable
  • easy to read

In these pages, you’ll find the outcomes we’re seeking, what we’ve learned from research, and our strategy in detail.

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What the numbers are telling us


annual visits to A&E for under 5s in 2021


children under 5 are being looked after by local councils in our region


of babies had a first contact with a health visitor in 2021

1 in 16

babies in our region are born too small or too early


of 5 year olds have already experienced tooth decay


of 4 years olds have missed at least one childhood vaccination


of under 5s are living in poverty in our region


of 4-5 year olds are overweight and obese

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