IN First Minister’s questions last month I asked a question regarding the integration of health and social care in west Wales.
Plaid Cymru has said that when it comes to the proposals by Hywel Dda health board there needs to be investment in community health and care services, via new and additional resources, before there is any removal of hospital services.
I received assurances from the Welsh Government that regular discussions are taking place in regards to delivering on the integration of health and social care services and it would be supported by a £100 million fund.
While I welcome any new money, I raised my concerns that the Welsh Government isn’t going far enough. I expressed the disappointment of constituents and their loss of patience with regard to this longstanding issue. The Labour led Welsh Government should now look to accelerate the pace of health and social care integration.
I also queried the Welsh Government over the availability of rural bus services in Mid and West region.
There are many EU citizens that have called Llanelli their home, therefore, I asked a question on their behalf to the Counsel General.
I asked what discussions the Counsel General has had with the Westminster Government to ensure these EU citizens’ rights are protected in the event of Brexit.
The Counsel General assured me that there are ongoing discussions with regards to rights of EU citizens in Wales. I await to see the result of those discussions.
It is becoming increasingly clear that leaving the EU without a deal would be a mistake of historic proportions which will cause great harm to people’s livelihoods, wellbeing, and security.
This is why we need a People’s Vote.
If you wish to contact me about this or any other issues, email:HelenMary. Jones@assembly.wales