Welsh Conservatives today slammed the Labour-run Welsh Government as the latest international PISA test results show Wales has fallen further behind the rest of the UK in key subjects.
A bid to protect services at Withybush hospital was lost by one vote as every member of Welsh Labour present at the debate voted against a motion to secure the future of the hospital’s core services.
Changes to maternity services at Withybush would be a ‘catastrophic mistake’ that could have a hugely damaging impact on families across Pembrokeshire.
Angela Burns has warned health bosses and Labour ministers that Hywel Dda Health Board’s ‘winter pressures’ plans will leave patients in limbo and hit the elderly hardest.
Angela Burns, AM for Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire has joined the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s biggest (and pinkest) fundraiser, wear it pink day.
Angela Burns AM Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire has today highlighted new research showing a glaring lack of awareness about the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis as the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) launches its first national Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week on 24-30 June.
Commenting on the appointment of Huw Lewis as the new Labour Education Minister, Angela Burns AM, Shadow Minister for Education, said:
“I welcome Huw Lewis to his new post and look forward to working with him and hearing his plans to raise education standards following on from the efforts of his predecessor Leighton Andrews.
Responding to the Welsh Labour Education Minister’s statement on the publication of the Robert Hill report into the future delivery of education services in Wales, Angela Burns AM, Shadow Minister for Education, said:
“This report reaffirms the underperformance in Welsh education standards compared to other parts of the UK as well as setting out options for reform.
Local Assembly Member Angela Burns has welcomed the recent consultation on compulsory microchipping of all dogs, Wales will be making regulations to ensure that all dogs are microchipped by March 2015, creating a proper link between a dog and its owner and helping to encourage responsible dog ownership.
Men aged 65 in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and through-out Wales will be invited to take part in a new screening programme launched today (May 1, 2013) by Public Health Wales.
The Wales Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme will offer men a quick, painless, one-off test to check for a condition that can be life-threatening if left undetected.