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Llanelli women celebrate International Women’s Day

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Audience: listening to Nia Griffith

Audience: listening to Nia Griffith

INTERNATIONAL Women’s Day was celebrated at Llanelli Town Hall on Saturday (Mar 12).

The event, which was organised by Tegwen Devichand, included guest speakers Nia Griffith MP, Joyce Watson AM, Baroness Morgan of Ely, Deb Chapman and Julia Ault.

Speaking at the event Nia Griffith said: “International Women’s Day is a chance to celebrate the achievements of women and the progress made on women’s rights and freedoms to date, but also to recognise how much further we still have to go. Locally we have made progress, and of the Labour County Councillors in Llanelli, we now have an equal number of men and women, something that would have been unthinkable not so very long ago.”

The Shadow Secretary of State for Wales went on to say: “There is no doubt that having more women in Parliament, the Welsh Assembly and local councils has led to more effort to tackle issues which affect women in particular – childcare, the role of carers, inequality in the workplace and domestic violence, with the Welsh Government passing ground – breaking legislation last year to tackle violence against women.”

Speaking on a number of issues around policy making she said:

“Almost every major piece of legislation that has improved the lives of working women has been introduced by a Labour Government: the Equal Pay Act; the Sex Discrimination Act; the Equality Act; and the minimum wage.

“But we cannot be complacent. Women have been very disproportionately affected by the Tory Government’s cuts to tax credits, allowances and other benefits. 81% of Tory cuts have fallen on women, leaving many struggling to feed their children. There is still lots to do to push for full equality for women, financially, in the workplace, in families and homes and in public spaces.”

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New ward extension opens at Werndale Hospital

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WERNDALE Hospital opens its £1millon ward extension, featuring a suite of new spacious patient en-suite rooms and additional light and airy ward space for new nurses’ stations, new technology and medical equipment, in pleasant and comfortable spaces. 

Werndale is part of Circle Health Group, the UK’s largest provider of private healthcare. The group is carrying out a £125 million redevelopment programme across its 50 hospitals in the UK.

Werndale has a strong history in the village of Bancyfelin, where is has been serving the local communities of Wales for over 32 years.

James Davies, Wales and Scarlets rugby player, from Bancyfelin, cut the ribbon to mark the official opening on Monday 1st August. His nickname “Cubby”, is reference to his brother’s nickname, “Fox”; this refers to the Fox & Hounds pub their parents ran in Bancyfelin, the village where they grew up. Staff and consultants were given the chance to view the new extension, with a small gathering to mark the occasion and celebrate all the hard work that has gone into this project over the last 12 months.

Jacky Jones, Executive Director of Werndale Hospital said: “The investment programme is an exciting opportunity to expand what we can offer to patients at Werndale. Our staff and consultants are delighted with this expansion which will allow us to meet the private healthcare needs of patients and families in Wales and will decrease waiting times which will positively impact the patient’s experience. Having the new patient rooms here increases our ward capacity by 20%, it is a great investment”.

Gaynor Llewellyn, Director of Clinical Services said: “At Werndale we are committed to continuous improvement of clinical facilities and services. We continually invest in the hospital so that we can offer our patients and consultants reassurance when they visit us for treatments”.

Werndale Hospital is seeing increased demand for its services across all specialities particularly orthopaedic surgery, ophthalmology, and general surgery. Nearly 4,000 patients had surgery at Werndale Hospital, Bancyfelin during 2021 and the new investment will enable ward capacity to be increased by 25 per cent.

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M4 closed westbound following lorry fire near Swansea

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A SECTION of the M4 near Swansea was shut on Monday (Aug 8) due to a vehicle fire.

The westbound section of the motorway, between junction 47 at Penllergaer and junction 48 at Hendy closed.

Emergency services were called to the scene, and there was queuing traffic in the area.

Traffic monitoring service Inrix reported: “M4 Westbound closed, queueing traffic due to vehicle fire between J47 A48 (Penllergaer / Swansea West Services) and J48 A4138 Pontardulais Road”

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Police appeal after Llanelli assault: victim required hospital treatment

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DYFED POWYS POLICE is investigating an assault which occurred on Regalia Terrace, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire at about 12.05am, Sunday 3rd July.

The victim required hospital treatment.

Officers have carried out all possible lines of enquiry, and are now appealing for help from the public.

They would like to identify the person in the CCTV image, who may have information that could help the investigation.

Anyone who knows who the person is, or if you believe you are pictured, contact Dyfed-Powys Police.

This can also be done either online at: https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing 101@dyfed-powys.police.uk or phoning 101.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

Please quote reference DP-20220703-011

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.

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