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Finalists for ‘Improving the Patient Experience’ category at this year’s Best of Health staff awards

Hywel Dda University Health Board has announced the three finalists in the ‘Improving the Patient Experience’ category at this year’s Best of Health staff awards.
The Best of Health awards are organised annually by the University Health Board to recognise and reward the extraordinary achievements of its staff and volunteers, many of whom often go beyond the call of duty in their work for the benefit of patients and service users. This year, 100 entries were received from across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.
The winners will be announced at the Best of Health Awards ceremony, sponsored by Health Shield at Parc Y Scarlets in Llanelli on Friday 16 January.
Lisa Gostling, Director of Workforce & Organisational Development said: “These nominations reflect just some of the high quality patient care provided by many of our staff and volunteers and highlight the fantastic efforts and achievements above and beyond their normal day-to-day work. I wish all the nominees the v…

Llanelli mum found asleep clutching Strongbow while in charge of young children

Llanelli mum found asleep clutching Strongbow while in charge of young children | Llanelli StarA mum from the Llanelli area was found asleep in her living room clutching a half-empty can of Strongbow while her two young children were upstairs.Swansea Crown Court heard the woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, had drunk around two pints and then six cans of cider on the day in question last month. Her actions prompted some concerns, leading to social services staff contacting police and then visiting the house with officers.
The mother was sentenced to a 12-month community order for two child neglect offences.
Story from Llanelli Star

Police called in to remove obstructive vehicle from Cowell Street, Llanelli

Police called in to remove obstructive vehicle from Cowell Street, Llanelli | Llanelli Star
Police had to be called to remove a car from a Llanelli road. Two police cars were at the scene and PCSOs tried to find the owner of the silver Suzuki Liana for over an hour, before calling a recovery vehicle to tow it away.
Story from Llanelli Star

Felinfoel man dies after collapsing on New Year's Day

Felinfoel man dies after collapsing on New Year's Day | Llanelli Star
A man has died after he collapsed near a cycle path in Felinfoel on New Year's Day. Police and paramedics sped to the area behind Llundain Fach after reports were received of a man in his late 30s or early 40s having collapsed there.
Story from Llanelli Star

Kidwelly making music for the start of 900 year celebrations

Two contrasting concerts in Kidwelly will bring cheery notes to the months of January and February. The concerts are part of celebrations marking the 900th anniversary of the historic town of Kidwelly. The celebrations are under the Cydweli 900 banner.
On January 24 at the Princess Gwenllian Hall , beginning at 7.30 pm., the Cwmbach Male Voice Choir from Aberdare will be singing. This fine choir will be joined by young instrumentalists from Carmarthenshire for an evening of entertainment.
On February 21 at 7.30 in St Mary’s Church, Kidwelly, the brass section of the Royal Welsh College of Music, Cardiff, will be performing. This outstanding group of musicians will play a wide variety of music from Glen Miller to Handel and Purcell.
Tickets will be available on the door and from the Kidwelly Town Council offices, mornings only, Tel. 0154 891104. E-mail towncouncil@kidwelly.gov.uk
Local residents can buy from Cydweli 900 committee members
Music, sport, drama, and a farm fun day all feature i…

Latest news from the team at Brecon Jazz Club

Latest news from the team at Brecon Jazz Club -

New Year Jazz Club: Tues 13 January 2015, Brecon Jazz Bar, 8pm start
Celebration Jazz Quintet : Paul Munnery (trombone), Deborah Glenister (tenor sax), Jim Barber (piano/keyboard) trio with Steve Tarner on double bass and Ian Poole on drums.
Tickets £6 on the door, raffle £1 a strip.
Supper at the Bijou bistro available from 6.30 (reply to book please/further details in next mailing). Venue: Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon LD3 7EW. Box office (daytime) 01874 611622
Thank you for cards, support, good company - hope you are all recovering from the break!
Join us on 13th for some mainstream, enjoyable jazz from the 'in your dreams' lineup...
Seasonal greetings from all the team,
Roger, David, Barrie, Rosie & Lynne
Brecon Jazz Club
www.breconjazzclub.org
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Resolve to save energy in Carmarthenshire!

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Anyone making a new year’s resolution to save money is being encouraged by Carmarthenshire County Council to start at home, and consider signing up to a collective energy switch.
Working on the concept of ‘people power’, the more people who sign up to the Cyd Cymru collective switching scheme, the better deal they’ll be able to strike with national energy providers to drive down their electricity bills.
Registrations for the spring 2015 switch open on January 2, and all people need to do is register atwww.cydcymru-energy.com or call 0800 093 5902.
Signing up is easy, with a few simple questions about current household energy costs that can be found on a recent bill.
The council’s Deputy Leader and Anti-Poverty Champion, Cllr Pam Palmer, is urging people to give it some thought.
“There is absolutely nothing to lose, but potentially a lot to gain,” she said.
“This is essentially a ‘bulk-buy’ where people group together with others in order to secure a better deal.
“At a time when energy bills …

Happy New Year!

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda - Happy New Year!
Best wishes for a great 2015 to all readers of this blog.
Postings have been rather sporadic lately.
Normal service about to resume!

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The latest Phil Evans column from the South Wales Evening Post

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The latest Phil Evans column from the South Wales Evening Post.

Comedian Phil Evans is from Ammanford. He is known as the man who puts the ‘cwtsh’ into comedy.
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Did you watch “The Great Escape” over Christmas?
Despite the fact the 1963 prisoner-of-war classic has as much to do with Santa Claus as raging myxomatosis has to do with the Easter Bunny, it’s a regular fixture in the Christmas schedules. This time around it was on Five USA.
TV executives could be accused of lazy programming, filling-up several hours with a 50-year old film. But what’s wrong with spending a cold winter’s afternoon settled on the sofa watching an old movie full of big name stars, action, excitement, humour...and that incredible motorcycle leap over the barbed-wire fence at the climax?
Whatever your feelings about war films, without doubt it’s a rock solid piece of screen entertainment with a brilliant screenplay and the sure hand of Hollywood veteran John Sturges at the helm.
I make a poin…

Good progress being made on 24 hour Emergency and Urgent Care Centre at Withybush

Hywel Dda University Health Board reassures patients and the public that it is making good progress to maintain short and long term provisions of the 24 hour Emergency and Urgent Care Centre at Withybush Hospital.
The University Health Board is continuing to work hard with clinical staff, managers, senior medical leads and GP representatives to ensure these services can continue to be provided to the same high standard for our local population.
Medical Director, Dr Sue Fish said: “We are committed to the long term provision of a safe, high quality service for patients in Pembrokeshire and I would like to thank our staff and partners for their hard work and commitment in developing both short and long term solutions to ensure we continue to provide access to both 24 hour accident and emergency services and GP out of hours services”.
Discussions are continuing on a regular basis to further explore greater use of community hospitals; developing models of care to allow greater involvemen…

Latest special offers from the Jenkins Bakery

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Latest special offers from the Jenkins Bakery -

WEEK COMMENCING December 29, 2014
3 Medium Corned Beef £1.65
2 Large Corned Beef Pasties £1.95 2 Custard Slices £1.60 Sandwich Of The Week, Salmon and Cucumber £2.10 Rustic Baguette Of The Week, Chicken Tikka £2.40

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