Many of you will have been at the National Assembly for Wales last week, as part of the demonstration against the downgrading of services at Withybush Hospital. I am sorry that I was unable to meet with you on the steps of the Senedd on this occasion, but I am recovering from a knee replacement operation
Local Assembly Member Angela Burns has asked the Minister for Health and Social Services, Mark Drakeford for written confirmation that safety will be of paramount importance in the reconfiguration of hospital services at Hywel Dda.
Local Assembly Member Angela Burns is backing a new national campaign to help prevent patients dying from blood clots while in hospital.
Deep concerns have been raised over the English Language GCSE results from the January exams. During an urgent question at the Senedd, local Assembly Member and Shadow Minister for Education Angela Burns asked;
Welsh Conservatives today announced plans to consult on introducing an option in Welsh universities for certain courses to be undertaken in just two years.
Welsh Conservatives will consult on retaining the same degree courses with the same content and credits but enabling students to choose whether to take a more intensive two year option.
Commenting on the publication of a critical review into cardiac services at Bronglais, Withybush, Glangwili, and Prince Philip – which issues a number of recommendations for improvement and also raises concerns over mortality data in the Hywel Dda health board area - Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Health, Darren Millar AM, said:
Last Wednesday was a Red Letter day when we saw so many people from Pembrokeshire storming the Senedd to protest about the departmental closures at Withybush Hospital. The same day the Welsh Conservatives held a debate on waiting times and mortality rates in welsh hospitals.
One reason I decided to enter politics was because back in 2007 the Welsh Labour Government were rumoured to be closing departments in Withybush Hospital. I have been accused by labour of scare-mongering over the years but ultimately we can now see the results of their intent to withdraw services and their intention to mislead the local communities.
During a heated exchange at First Minister's question time local this week, Assembly Member Angela Burns raised her concerns over the future of A&E at Withybush Hospital. Carwyn Jones had just told a Regional AM that Withybush A&E would remain, he said “I can say that the local health board has confirmed that it wishes to see 24/7 emergency cover continue at Withybush General Hospital”.
Assembly Member Angela Burns is out canvassing views from holiday park owners on the Holiday Caravan Sites Bill and supporting Wales Tourism Week.
On a visit to Milton Bridge Holiday Park owned by David and Julie Mooney, Mrs Burns had the opportunity to understand their concerns that the Bill might inadvertently damage tourism by putting too many restrictions on length of stay.