No ambulance available for Pontyates RFC’s Captain with broken leg

It was a wonderful day for rugby today, Saturday (Apr 14). A beautiful spring day brought out a reasonably large crowd at Pontyates RFC's ground in the centre of the village.

Speaking before the game the home team's captain Jamie Cooper said he was looking forward to a great game. The club is struggling as most clubs are in attracting players. Financially it is difficult too as the club chairman pointed out. "We have to...

Statement on establishment of Major Trauma Network for South & West Wales & South Powys

THE NHS Wales Health Collaborative Leadership Forum (made up of Chairs and Chief Executives of the Health Boards and Trusts in Wales) has agreed to recommend to health boards in the region that they approve the establishment of a major trauma network for South and West Wales and South Powys.

The detailed recommendations were generated by an Independent Panel of experts and formed the basis of a 12 week public consultation exercise which ended in February. They state that:

* A major...

GP Out-of-Hours service update

WE are continuing to experience difficulties filling some of our
Out-of-Hours rotas in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire this weekend due
to acute GP shortages. As always, efforts continue and the situation may
improve but currently we are unable to keep the following sites open at
the following times:

Prince Philip Hospital - FRIDAY 23 MARCH (FROM 10.30PM-8AM)

SATURDAY 24 MARCH (FROM 2PM-8AM)

SUNDAY 25 MARCH (FROM 2PM-8AM)

Glangwili General Hospital - SATURDAY 24 MARCH (FROM...

Specialists in infection prevention are asking people not to visit patients on Ward 1 at Prince Philip Hospital

SPECIALISTS in infection prevention are asking people not to visit
patients on Ward 1, Prince Philip Hospital / Arbenigwyr mewn rheoli
heintiau yn gofyn i bobl beidio ag ymweld â chleifion ar Ward 1, Ysbyty
Tywysog Philip

Several patients are currently experiencing symptoms associated with
Gastroenteritis at Ward 1, Prince Philip Hospital, which has been
temporarily closed to visitors as a result.

Infection control measures are in place on the ward to reduce the risk
of...

Dau aelod o staff nyrsio Hywel Dda wedi eu derbyn ar Raglen Ysbrydoli Gwelliant y Sefydliad Astudiaethau Nyrsio

MAE Hywel Dda yn falch iawn o gyhoeddi bod dau aelod o'n staff nyrsio sef Helen Furneaux, Arweinydd Tîm Ymwelwyr Iechyd a Sian Perry Uwch Brif Nyrs Gofal Ambiwladol Paediatreg, wedi'u derbyn i'r rhaglen fawreddog Ysbrydoli Gwelliant y Sefydliad Astudiaethau Nyrsio (_FoNS_).

Mae Ysbrydoli Gwelliant yn rhaglen newydd gyffrous, a gefnogir gan Ymddiriedolaeth Burdett dros Nyrsio, sy'n anelu at ddatblygu cymuned o Gymrodyr Gwelliant FoNS - arweinwyr clinigol gydag arbenigedd mewn hwyluso...

Loved and Lost Babies Remembrance Service

THE annual Loved and Lost Babies remembrance service, for members of the community of any or no faith, will be held at Glangwili Hospital Chapel Quiet Room on Saturday 31st March, 2018 at 12 noon.

The service has been organised by the Hywel Dda University Health Board's Neonatal Team and Chaplaincy Department for parents, siblings, other family members and friends to attend.

The loss may be recent or many years ago and irrespective of...

Nyrs o Orllewin Cymru ar ei ffordd i Balas Buckingham

MAE nyrs o orllewin Cymru – sydd wedi helpu i ofalu am y plant mwyaf tost yn ein hardal – yn edrych ymlaen at ymweld â Phalas Buckingham ym mis Mehefin ac wrth ei bodd ei bod hi wedi cael ei chynnwys ar Restr Anrhydeddau’r Flwyddyn Newydd eleni.

Mae Rowena Jones wedi cael ei gwobrwyo â MBE am ei gwasanaeth i blant tost ac anabl, ac yn enwedig am ei chyfraniad wrth sefydlu gwasanaeth i alluogi plant i gael gofal yn eu cartrefi ar ddiwedd eu hoes.

Mae Rowena’n nyrs allgymorth...

West Wales nurse to grace Buckingham Palace

A West Wales nurse – who has helped care for our area’s most unwell children – is looking forward to visiting to Buckingham Palace in June after being overwhelmed to be included in this year’s New Year’s Honours list.

Rowena Jones has been awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her service to sick and disabled children, and particularly for her contribution to the setting up of a service...

Mental health services transformation given the ‘go ahead’

HYWEL Dda University Health Board has approved proposals to move to the next phase of the Transforming Mental Health Services programme, which aims to help change adult mental health services for the better across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.

Over 1,170 people engaged in the recent public consultation ‘The Journey to Recovery’ which asked people for their opinions on proposals to change how care and treatment is provided to meet the mental health needs of people now...

What you need to know about lung cancer in West Wales

LUNG cancer is the most common cancer in the world and is the most common cause of cancer death in the UK for both men and women and for women specifically this is on the increase. In the UK alone 44,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. It is more common in smokers but 1 person in 8 have never smoked. Smoking is responsible for 90% of cancer cases in men and 78% of cases in women. Finding lung cancer early improves the chances of cure, but only 17% are found early.  70% of patients...