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Megan visits Cardiff to hand over hospital petition - Milford Mercury

Megan visits Cardiff to hand over hospital petition - Milford Mercury

Megan Rickard, aged nine, has collected around 1,000 signatures on her petition urging health minister Mark Drakeford and Hywel Dda Health board chief executive Trevor Purt to reconsider plans to axe services at Withybush Hospital. On Tuesday (March



Midwives pick up prize - Carmarthen Journal

Midwives pick up prize - Carmarthen Journal

Among the improvements introduced locally by the midwives is a specialised counselling service for bereaved parents to ensure they have the support they need while in hospital and at home. Heulwen and Stephanie also worked with the hospital's



April 2015 start for new care facility - Carmarthen Journal

April 2015 start for new care facility - Carmarthen Journal

Representatives from the community were present at the meeting to hear the plans, and the health board has made assurances that from now on there will be improved communication between Hywel Dda Health Board and the people of Cardigan. The health





Megan visits Cardiff to hand over hospital petition - Milford Mercury

Megan visits Cardiff to hand over hospital petition - Milford Mercury

Megan Rickard, aged nine, has collected around 1,000 signatures on her petition urging health minister Mark Drakeford and Hywel Dda Health board chief executive Trevor Purt to reconsider plans to axe services at Withybush Hospital. On Tuesday (March





Plans to centralise heart services at Glangwili branded "crazy"

PLANS to centralise heart services at Glangwili Hospital have been labelled crazy by MP Nia Griffith. Cardiac services could be moved from Llanelli's Prince Philip Hospital (PPH) to Carmarthen, under plans being looked at by the health board.



Frontline policing priority for police chief

THE Chief Constable of Dyfed-Powys Police has vowed that frontline policing is a priority in Carmarthenshire, despite the force facing tough budget cuts.



Frontline policing priority for police chief - Carmarthen Journal

Frontline policing priority for police chief - Carmarthen Journal

"We are also looking at what each community needs from their local officers. "There are ... Another important link being forged is between the force and Hywel Dda University Heath Board in a drive to improve services for people with mental







Police pull funds for Carmarthenshire Council paper - Southwales Evening Post

Police pull funds for Carmarthenshire Council paper - Southwales Evening Post

Chris Martin, chairman of Carmarthenshire Local Service Board and chairman of Hywel Dda Health Board, added: “We were surprised to be informed of this press statement, given that this matter was discussed at the last Carmarthenshire Local Service





Dyfed Powys Police commissioner cuts funding for Carmarthenshire News

DYFED-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner Christopher Salmon has said he will cut the force's £5,000 contribution to Carmarthenshire News.





Town cardiac care hub plan - Carmarthen Journal

Town cardiac care hub plan - Carmarthen Journal

A NEW regional hub for cardiac care across West Wales could be established in Carmarthen as part of a shake-up to deal with concerns within Hywel Dda University Health Board. ... The report, commissioned by the health board to look at the quality



Carmarthenshire midwives celebrate award win - Carmarthen Journal

Carmarthenshire midwives celebrate award win - Carmarthen Journal

Among the improvements introduced locally by the midwives is a specialised counselling service for bereaved parents to ensure they have the support they need while in hospital and at home. Heulwen and Stephanie also worked with the hospital's



Dyfed-Powys Police commissioner ends Carmarthenshire News funding - BBC News

Dyfed-Powys Police commissioner ends Carmarthenshire News funding - BBC News

However, Mr Martin, who is also chairman of Hywel Dda University Health Board, said: "We were surprised to be informed of this press statement given that this matter was discussed at the last Carmarthenshire Local Service Board meeting which





Carmarthen "should be hub for cardiac care"

A NEW regional hub for cardiac care across West Wales could be established in Carmarthen as part of a shake-up to deal with concerns within Hywel Dda University Health Board.


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Review of the advisory structure for health in Wales

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Praise for Gwent NHS linen tagging system - South Wales Argus

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The board's laundry service, Greenvale, based at the former Llanfrechfa Grange Hospital site near Cwmbran, serves Gwent hospitals and also has contracts with Cardiff and Vale, and Powys Health Boards, Velindre NHS Trust, and smaller contracts in

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