MP calls for meeting with Health Minister

PRESELI Pembrokeshire MP Stephan Crabb has asked that the Health Minister meets with him to discuss controversial health service changes planned for the county.

Mr Crabb wants to discuss ‘Pembrokeshire people’s total objection to the loss of specialist maternity care at Withybush Hospital’ with health minister Mark Drakeford.

He also asks that Mr Drakeford meets with the Save Withybush Action Team and other local people ‘who will be able to explain in their own words why it is so important that no vital services are removed from our local hospital’.

Mr Crabb is urging Mr Drakeford to reconsider the significant evidence provided to him outlining the serious risks posed to constituents if vital local services are cut.

“I share the dismay and frustration of my constituents who feel that this evidence and their own views and experiences have counted for nothing in the decision making process. I have heard countless testimonies from local people about how the Special Care Baby Unit has saved the lives of their own close family members,” states Mr Crabb’s letter.

He adds: “At no stage have people in Pembrokeshire felt that they were being given clear and transparent information, wither from the local Health Board or from the Welsh Government, regarding the true intentions about the long-term future of Withybush.

“Our road network does not allow patients in critical conditions to be transferred easily and there is no question that any addition to the existing journey time will put lives at risk.”

He also raises questions relating to the Welsh Government’s use of central government funding.

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2:33pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Harrygrayballs says...

Welcome to the party Mr.Crabb.Let us all hope that this
is not too little too late.
Was this a result of the recent visit of our Welsh M.E.P.??
Welcome to the party Mr.Crabb.Let us all hope that this is not too little too late. Was this a result of the recent visit of our Welsh M.E.P.?? Harrygrayballs

5:28pm Mon 10 Feb 14

chizy says...

Elections next year so expect Crabb and Hart to be busy 'Working For Pembrokeshire'.
Elections next year so expect Crabb and Hart to be busy 'Working For Pembrokeshire'. chizy

9:16am Tue 11 Feb 14

teifion says...

chizy wrote:
Elections next year so expect Crabb and Hart to be busy 'Working For Pembrokeshire'.
Err, have they said anything about the unlawful payments made to BPJ and the farce that is the present council?
NO
[quote][p][bold]chizy[/bold] wrote: Elections next year so expect Crabb and Hart to be busy 'Working For Pembrokeshire'.[/p][/quote]Err, have they said anything about the unlawful payments made to BPJ and the farce that is the present council? NO teifion

5:12pm Tue 11 Feb 14

taffytubby says...

They're just politicians. They will do what it takes to get re-elected and little more. Crabb should have been barging into meetings and demanding answers at a year ago. Just another bloody politician. Useless except as a money sponge. We get reduced 'benefits', they get increased 'allowances'. Same thing different name. If you are hoping that this 'representative' will make a difference then you're deluded. He's cut from the same cloth as the hatchet men in the hospital.
They're just politicians. They will do what it takes to get re-elected and little more. Crabb should have been barging into meetings and demanding answers at a year ago. Just another bloody politician. Useless except as a money sponge. We get reduced 'benefits', they get increased 'allowances'. Same thing different name. If you are hoping that this 'representative' will make a difference then you're deluded. He's cut from the same cloth as the hatchet men in the hospital. taffytubby

7:41pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Welshman23 says...

Mr Crabb strike while the irons hot on your way to London call at Dyfed Powys Police headquarters and sort out the Kremlin irregularities. Get back on the train in Carmarthen and stop in Cardiff and visit the Welsh Assembly and get them to take over the administration at PCC. Get back on the train and visit the Health Minister. I have just written your manifesto for the next election. If you manage to sort these issues out you will please Pembrokeshire people, if not you will become a statistic as UKIP will return as the next MP for Pembrokeshire. Do you self a favour your popularity is not good so be a good chap and start earning your cash, and listen to the Pembrokeshire people do not dig your head in the sand.
Mr Crabb strike while the irons hot on your way to London call at Dyfed Powys Police headquarters and sort out the Kremlin irregularities. Get back on the train in Carmarthen and stop in Cardiff and visit the Welsh Assembly and get them to take over the administration at PCC. Get back on the train and visit the Health Minister. I have just written your manifesto for the next election. If you manage to sort these issues out you will please Pembrokeshire people, if not you will become a statistic as UKIP will return as the next MP for Pembrokeshire. Do you self a favour your popularity is not good so be a good chap and start earning your cash, and listen to the Pembrokeshire people do not dig your head in the sand. Welshman23

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