December 2014

18 December 2014

Local AM Raises Transport Concerns

Paul outside Withybush HospitalConcerns surrounding a lack of ambulances across Pembrokeshire have been raised with the Health Minister, thanks to local Assembly Member Paul Davies. Mr Davies has written to the Minister, following concerns that there is a severe lack of ambulances available in the local area and that in some circumstances, ambulances from other parts of Wales are being parachuted in to transport patients from Pembrokeshire.

Mr Davies said, "Whilst ambulance staff across Pembrokeshire and indeed, across all of Wales continue to work hard to reach those in need, there is a growing concern amongst communities in the local area that ambulances are simply not available to transport patients between Withybush and Glangwili hospitals, following the local health board's disastrous reorganisation plans."

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16 December 2014

Support Small Businesses This Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching, local Assembly Paul Davies is encouraging the people of Pembrokeshire to support their local businesses this year. Mr Davies' call follows the publication of data by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales which show four of Wales's 40 constituencies have the lowest average annual turnover per business in the whole of the UK, though thankfully it doesn't include Pembrokeshire.

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Paul Davies Presents Prize to Christmas Card Competition Winner

L-R: Mrs Roberts (Headteacher of St Francis Catholic Primary School, Milford Haven), Phoebe Whitwham (competition winner), Cynth Weyman (Pembrokeshire artist and judge of the competition), Paul Davies AMLocal Assembly Member Paul Davies has visited St Francis Catholic Primary School in Milford Haven, to present Phoebe Whitwham with a prize for winning his Christmas card competition this year. Phoebe was handed a kindle, for producing the winning Christmas card, which detailed Father Christmas and his reindeers delivering presents through a colourful Christmas scene. Phoebe's class will also receive an art lesson at their school from the judge and local artist, Cynth Weyman.

Mr Davies said, "I was delighted to present Phoebe with a kindle for winning this year's Christmas card competition. Phoebe's card was excellent and really summed up the hustle and bustle of the Christmas period. She saw off stiff competition from right across Pembrokeshire, where many children produced some really artistic designs."

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Paul Davies Supports Wrap Up Wales Campaign

Paul is supporting Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water’s ‘Wrap Up Wales’ campaign With the winter now here, local Assembly Member Paul Davies is supporting Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water's 'Wrap Up Wales' campaign which urges customers to make sure that the water pipes in their homes are protected to avoid the disruption and expense frozen pipes can cause. The company is urging people to spend a few moments to protect their pipes from bursting and causing damage that can run into thousands of pounds.

The problem is usually linked to pipes that are exposed to very low temperatures, such as those in garages and outhouses. These expand when it freezes, causing a burst when they thaw and a repair is then urgently needed.

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02 December 2014

Paul Davies Responds to Latest Withybush Reports

Commenting on reports surrounding A and E services at Withybush hospital, local Assembly Member Paul Davies said, "I'm appalled that A and E services at Withybush hospital could be at risk. Once again the people of Pembrokeshire are being treated like second class citizens and it's quite clear that there is a drive to centralise services away from this area. I cannot make it any clearer – any moves to downgrade A and E services would be dangerous and would put lives at risk, which is totally unacceptable."

"The health board has promised the Health Minister that it can envisage no circumstances in which 24-hour emergency care at Withybush will not be provided – and there are serious concerns that this will no longer be the case.

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