August 4, 2020

Phone First System for Emergency Care in Cardiff – From tomorrow

From tomorrow the way we access urgent care is changing. From tomorrow, Cardiff will move to a #PhoneFirst system. More about this is available here. Patients will be encouraged to phone ahead first, and if appropriate will be given an appointment slot saving precious time and also NHS resources. This new approach is a response to COVID-19 and to ensure …

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August 3, 2020

Visiting the team at Ty Enfys Care Home

Recent months have been unprecedented for all of us, but those working in our care homes have faced likely the toughest months they ever will in protecting themselves, and their residents from COVID-19. I was pleased to have the chance to visit the brilliant staff at Ty Enfys Carehome in Pentwyn to drop off gift bags to the staff there, …

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March 16, 2020

COVID-19/Coronavirus: Key Sources of Information

If you’re looking for information and advice regarding the current Coronavirus pandemic, make sure to avoid any fake news and follow these key sources of information. These sources are being constantly updated and are the best places to find the latest information. Daily updates from Public Health Wales https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/ Online symptom checker from NHS Direct Wales https://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/SelfAssessments/symptomcheckers/?ScName=CoronaVirusCOVID19&SCTId=175 Welsh Government’s coronavirus …

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August 15, 2019

Llandough Hospital – Car Park Closed/New Park and Ride

If you have a hospital appointment at Llandough Hospital, please note that one of the main multi-storey car parks will be closed for a week from 19th August 2019 as part of ongoing development work on the site. The advice is to travel there using a new FREE Park and Ride scheme if possible.  Park at Toys R Us on …

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December 4, 2015

Call for Debate on Presumed Consent Organ Donation in Parliament

On 3rd December 2015 I took the opportunity in Business Questions to praise the Welsh Labour Government’s ground-breaking law on automatic consent organ donation. In Wales, as of December 2015, all adults are now presumed to consent to donating organs upon their death unless they specifically ‘opt out’. I asked Leader of the House of Commons, Chris Grayling MP, if there …

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April 20, 2015

Incumbent Lib Dem MP won’t sign TTIP Petition

WalesOnline featured an article this week highlighting the fact that Cardiff Central’s incumbent MP won’t sign the ‘NHS Wales out of TTIP’ petition. TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, could lead to the privatisation of our NHS. It’s been negotiated behind closed doors, and its implementation could involve secret courts. It’s really important to me that our NHS is …

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April 9, 2015

Harry Leslie Smith

This week I has the privilege of meeting Harry Leslie Smith. He joined us in Cardiff Central to speak about the impact of austerity on lives and communities. Harry’s story comes with a warning: he remembers what it was like before the NHS and the Welfare State. We can’t let it be taken away. Meeting Harry was one of the …

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March 31, 2015

Keep the NHS out of TTIP

I was pleased to be able to sign the NHS out of TTIP campaign petition in Cardiff last week. The Cardiffian has covered the campaign, which is really important in making sure that our NHS continues to operate publicly, and for everyone, rather than being at the mercy of corporations. Some of the agreements in TTIP would stop parts of the privatised …

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