June 2015

26 June 2015

Paul Davies Supports Scams Awareness Month

Preseli Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies is supporting Scams Awareness Month this July, with the theme "Don't be Rushed, Don't be Hushed". The campaign aims to stop people being rushed into hasty decisions by scammers and to end victims being hushed into silence by a sense of shame, foolhardiness, or weary acceptance.

Mr Davies said, “I’m pleased to support Age Cymru, who is working with Trading Standards and Citizens Advice in Wales to raise awareness of scams during Scams Awareness Month. We must do all that we can to ensure that vulnerable older people are protected from professional scam artists, particularly in our more rural areas where there is a high proportion of elderly residents, who are often socially isolated and over-trusting.”

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24 June 2015

Cardigan Integrated Care Centre Given the Go Ahead!

Preseli Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies believes that plans for a new £20m integrated care centre in Cardigan is a step in the right direction. The new centre will provide a number of services including a GP practice and out-of-hours service, specialist and nurse-led clinics and even an outpatient suite with consulting rooms and clinical treatment facilities for pre-assessment.

Mr Davies said, “I hope that the approval of these plans from the Welsh Government will result in more services being provided closer to home. My constituents in North Pembrokeshire have waited too long for this news and so it’s important that the Welsh Government and the local health board now get on with the job.

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22 June 2015

Local AM Meets Up With Pembrokeshire People First

Paul is pictured with members of the Pembrokeshire People FirstPreseli Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies has recently met up with representatives from Pembrokeshire People First to discuss a number of issues facing their members such as independent living and advocacy. The meeting also specifically looked at day services, potential funding streams and even local transport issues.

Mr Davies said, “As a patron, I am thankful that Pembrokeshire People First invited me to this meeting. It was a great opportunity to work with the group and address any concerns they have regarding local provisions for their members.”

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18 June 2015

Paul Davies calls for greater leadership in respiratory services

Following a British Lung Foundation (BLF) reception recently at the National Assembly for Wales, local Assembly Member Paul Davies is backing calls for greater leadership to ensure that the Respiratory Health Delivery Plan is delivered and that services improve.

In April, the Minister for Health and Social Services, launched the three year Respiratory Health Delivery Plan. The plan was described as ‘ambitious’ and was designed to focus health boards to redesign services along the principles of prudent health care to improve the lives of patients.

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17 June 2015

Paul Davies Condemns Welsh Government’s Local Government Plans

Preseli Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies has criticised the Welsh Labour Government’s plans for local government in Wales, which could see the number of Welsh councils cut from twenty two to single figures. The plans also include a return to the old Dyfed model for people living in Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion.

Mr Davies said, “Bigger is not always better and the proposals brought forward by the Welsh Labour Government do not show any evidence that this new map would result in an improvement in the delivery of public services in Pembrokeshire. Any change in the structure of local government in Wales must be locally-led and representing the will of their local communities.”

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11 June 2015

Hywel Dda Health Board Fails to Submit 3-Year Improvement Plan

Preseli Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies has criticised Hywel Dda University health board after it has failed to submit its three year improvement plan to the Welsh Government. Despite the Health Minister claiming that the health board has demonstrated considerable progress in planning over the course of the last year, it was still unable to submit robust integrated medium term plans.

Mr Davies said, “I’m disappointed that Hywel Dda health board has failed to submit its improvement plan for the medium term. In the wake of such controversial reorganisation plans, the people of Pembrokeshire have the right to know exactly what the health board is planning for the near future.”

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10 June 2015

Paul Davies Meets Local Schoolchildren

Paul is pictured with Local SchoolchildrenPupils from Haverfordwest Church in Wales School recently had the opportunity to question their local Assembly Member Paul Davies whilst visiting the National Assembly. Mr Davies talked to the children about his work as an Assembly Member and politics generally.

Mr Davies said, "It was a pleasure to meet with pupils from Haverfordwest Church in Wales School and talk to them about my role as an Assembly Member, the National Assembly for Wales and of issues that they felt were important.”

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Paul Davies Supports Carers Week 2015

Paul is pictured with Sharon Houghton, Care Manager, Crossroads Care Mid & West Wales; Jacquie Wilkinson, Regional Manager Crossroads Care Mid & West WalesPreseli Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies is supporting Carers Week 2015, to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout Pembrokeshire and the rest of Wales. This year the focus is on building Carer Friendly Communities, which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with needs of their own.

Mr Davies also attended a Wales Carers Alliance event in the Senedd to show his commitment to carers across Wales. Speaking from the Senedd, Mr Davies said, “I’m pleased to support Carers Week 2015, which recognises the commitment and compassion of carers in Pembrokeshire, and indeed, across Wales. Carers perform a vital role and this week is a chance to show them some well-deserved appreciation. For more information on the events being held both nationally and locally this week, visit http://carersweek.org/ for more information.”

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09 June 2015

Paul Davies Visits Local Exhibition

Paul is pictured with local artist Cynth Weyman at her exhibition.Preseli Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies has recently attended ‘The Colours Drew Me In’ Exhibition and Artist in Residency by Cynth Weyman at the Cloister’s Gallery in St David’s Cathedral (May 20-1 June). The collection included paint, Intaglio Strati textile reliefs, giclee prints on paper and silk, fine-art cards and her latest venture; ‘my posh scarves.’

Following his visit, Mr Davies said, “I was delighted to visit Cynth’s exhibition and to see her wonderful art on display. The exhibition is perfectly named – there’s certainly plenty of colour and vibrancy amongst her artwork, which particularly stands out against the ancient architecture of St David’s Cathedral.”

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05 June 2015

Local AM Supports Elly’s Pembrokeshire Flag

Paul is supporting five-year old Elly Neville.Preseli Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies is supporting five-year old Elly Neville, who won a competition at school by making a collage of the Pembrokeshire Flag. She and her parents have decided to raffle the flag in order to raise valuable funds for the refurbishment and upgrade of Ward 10, the dedicated cancer ward at Withybush Hospital.

Speaking from Withybush hospital, Mr Davies said, “I’m delighted to support Elly’s wonderful campaign to upgrade Ward 10 at Withybush hospital. I very much hope that people generously donate to this cause as the money raised will make such a difference to Ward 10. The Ward is so important to cancer patients and their families – and we must all do what we can to protect and enhance their facilities.”

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03 June 2015

Paul Davies Raises Dualling the A40

Preseli Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies has called for an update from the Welsh Government on the work that has been undertaken into the possibility of dualling the A40 in Pembrokeshire. The Minister made a commitment in November 2014 to look into the issue and stipulated that work would be completed within sixth months.

Speaking from the Senedd, Mr Davies said, “The Minister made it quite clear that her officials would be considering the feasibility of dualling the A40 and that their work would be completed in six months. Therefore, it’s only reasonable that the Minister shares the findings of this work with the people of Pembrokeshire, so we can better understand the challenges facing this potential project.”

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