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.
Local Assembly Member Angela Burns AM has welcomed the recent announcement that all Welsh NHS trusts have now adopted the “Procedure For Welsh Patient’s Accessing Treatment In Countries Of The European Economic Area”. This guidance clarifies individuals’ rights to access healthcare in another member state of the EEA and sets out the grounds on which they can claim reimbursement of eligible costs of treatment from their home healthcare system.
Following the “Control Of Horses Wales Bill” which recently looked to address the fly tipping and welfare issues of ponies and horses in Wales, local Assembly Member Angela Burns AM, has been asked by the Welsh Government to undertake an independent review of “The Future Of Indigenous Ponies In Wales”. This review is to help secure a sustainable future for our indigenous pony population through effective management and support.
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Angela Burns recently attended an event hosted by BASC (British Association of Shooting and Conservation) to promote interest in Welsh game products and the conservation programs that support the industry in Wales.
Angela Burns, Assembly Member for Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire, said, “Trust and safety are the two most important things for any new mother and baby when they are in a healthcare environment.
Commenting on new figures published this morning showing a further rise in the number of 19-24 year olds in Wales who are not in employment, education or training, Angela Burns AM, Shadow Minister for Education, said:
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.