Commenting on warnings from the Association of School and College Leaders Cymru that the average Welsh secondary school could soon face a funding shortfall of over £1million, Angela Burns AM, Shadow Minister for Education, said:
Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Angela Burns has raised questions in the Assembly asking for the Health Minister to publish a statement in regard to the leaked report that suggests Withybush Hospital should lose 24 hour A & E, ENT, Opthalmology, Urology, Palliative Care, Oncology, Paediatrics and Gynaecology with no provision for Major Trauma services and other specialist services therefore leaving the door open for even further cuts.
Speaking ahead of the 10 year anniversary of the Welsh Labour government’s free school breakfast policy, Angela Burns AM, Shadow Minister for Education, said:
“It is regrettable that after 10 years and tens of millions of pounds, a third of Welsh children are not able to access free school breakfasts.
Local Assembly Member Angela Burns has been showing her support for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by wearing a gold ribbon provided by CLIC Sargent who are the UK's leading cancer charity for children and young people.
On Saturday 27th September in Begelly, Kilgetty - Macmillan volunteers hosted a coffee morning to raise funds for Cancer Support. Cakes, teas and coffee, chutneys, toys, antiques – you name it, were on sale to raise funds for this extremely worthy cause and throughout the morning there were a steady stream of visitors dropping by to lend support.
Angela Burns AM has written an open letter to the Minister for Health expressing her deep concerns over the withdrawel of the SCBU and other services from Withybush hospital. Mrs Burns has had a number of wistleblowers report their concerns to her.
On 12 March 2014, the Minister for Education and Skills announced the appointment of Professor Graham Donaldson to lead a wide-reaching and independent review of assessment and the national curriculum. Professor Donaldson is to articulate a clear, coherent vision for assessment and the national curriculum in Wales from Foundation Phase to Key Stage 4 linking directly to our new qualifications system.
The Welsh Government White Paper on ALN is a positive start to what we hope will eventually become a radical Bill that changes the landscape for children and young people with learning needs in Wales. My sincere wish is that the Government will recognise the concerns and input of all political parties so we can jointly deliver a ground-breaking solution to an issue that has no place in partisan politics and can break hearts and families rather than the ground.
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.