Hello All

Please note below details of the newly launched health board wide out-patient contact centre, giving patients greater choice and reducing waiting times for hospital appointments.

Anyone needing to arrange, confirm, alter or cancel an outpatient appointment within any of the three counties can now contact one central number on 0300 303 9642 and there is a free “call-back” service to avoid having to wait in a queue on the phone.

Based at Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli, the service brings together outpatient bookings for Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire, which will ensure that appointments can be arranged at the earliest opportunity for those willing to travel.

I would be grateful if you could share the new contact number with your networks, friends and family.

Old phone numbers are now inactive, but callers will be re-directed.

Many thanks. Jackie

Jackie Hooper
Cynghorydd Cydraddoldeb ac Amrywiaeth
Equality and Diversity Advisor
Adran Partneriaethau Strategol
Directorate of Strategic Partnerships
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Yr Hen Adain, Cartref Yr Nyrsys
Old Wing, Nurses Home
Ysbyty Cyffredinol Glangwili
Glangwili General Hospital
Heol Dolgwili/Dolgwili Road
SA31 2AF

100 Club August 15

We did a drawat the VHA meeting on 17th August.
Winners were
1st prize         £25   No.  53     Mollie James
2nd  prize       £15   No. 76      Joshua Jones
3rd  prize       £10    No. 37     Andrew Mason

Pension Wise Service with CAB

Following changes to the regulations regarding accessing of Pension savings that came into force in April this year, the Pension Wise service is now fully operational throughout Pembrokeshire.

Pension Wise is a free and impartial Government service offering guidance to people approaching or over 55 years of age who would like information on accessing their Defined Contribution pensions. It does not provide regulated financial advice and it won’t recommend companies or products or tell individuals how they should use their pension pot or invest their money.

Guidance appointments are currently available in the Citizen’s Advice Bureaux in Haverfordwest and Pembroke Dock as well as in Milford Haven, Fishguard, Narberth and St Clears.

I have attached a poster and a leaflet for your information and would like to ask if we sent copies in the post whether you could arrange for them to be displayed to the general public and distributed to your members.

If you require any further information or would like the Pension Wise Team to make a presentation to a particular group, please contact the Pension Wise Team on 01646 621884 or by e-mail topensionwise@pembscab.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Carina Newham

Phone the Pension Wise Team: 01646 621884
Adviceline 0344 477 2020

Pembrokeshire Citizen Advice Bureau
38 Meyrick Street
Pembroke Dock
SA72 6UT

Volunteer Drivers Urgently Needed

MESSAGE: Please pass this urgent appeal on to everyone you know – even if they can’t help, they may know someone who can.

We’re not asking for money, and the need is in Pembrokeshire, and it’s urgent. We’re turning away people who often have no other way of getting out of their homes. We need your help to volunteer, spread the word and make good things happen in our communities.

Please pass this on to anyone you know who may be able to help or spread the word…

Volunteer drivers needed urgently

Pembrokeshire’s most isolated people need your help – and all you need is a bit of time, a driving licence and a smile!

The frustrating thing is, our volunteers love their volunteering, and the people they meet – it’s just that with a few retiring recently we’re having to turn passengers down – and sometimes it’s to essential health appointments, or shopping they can’t get any other way.

RVS (the Royal Volunteer Service) need drivers to provide a lifeline to people in Pembrokeshire. We need drivers with their own cars too, and we reimburse mileage costs, but our most desperate need is for people to drive our accessible cars (which are based in Haverfordwest) – we desperately need a few drivers who can commit to, say, a day or a half day a week or fortnight.

Not everyone uses the internet or has family close by, so even buying groceries can be almost impossible for some people in the County and of course, we all want to get out of the house once in a while. Our passengers are people just like us – and some of our volunteers make good friends with people they meet through their volunteering.

If you or someone you know might be able to help, even if you can’t commit much time, please give us a call or drop us a line – we can fill you in on the details and you can see if you’d like to help. Contact Emma Lewis on 07715 889 894 or emma@pembrokeshirecommunitytransport.org.uk. We’d really appreciate your help!

Community Learning Centre Consultation

When is the consultation taking place?

Start Date: 18/05/2015 – End Date: 23/06/2015


Come along and have your say on the best way to deliver Adult and Community Learning in the future!

Sessions will be held on the following dates at your local community learning centre.


Date Time Venue
Tuesday 9th June 10 – 11.30am Haverfordwest Community Learning Centre, SA61 1ST
Tuesday 9th June 1.30 – 3pm Pembroke Dock Community Learning Centre, SA72 6XF
Wednesday 10th June 7 – 8.30pm Tenby Community Learning Centre, SA70 7LB
Thursday 18th June 7 – 8.30pm Bloomfield Centre, Narberth, SA67 7ES
Monday 22nd June 1.30 – 3pm Fishguard Community Learning Centre, SA65 9DT
Tuesday 23rd June 7 – 8.30pm Preseli Community Learning Centre, SA41 3QH

The same information will be presented at each event.

Another Community Councillor Vacancy


A vacancy exists for a community councillor

Any interested residents of the Community (which includes Stepaside, Llanteg, Summerhill and Pleasant Valley) and are eligible to stand as a community councillor are invited to apply. This is an opportunity to take an active part in decisions affecting your community.

The eligibility criteria are:

  1. A Commonwealth citizen (includes a British subject);

  2. Is aged 18 or over;

  3. Is an elector;

  4. Either for the past twelve months:

    1. has resided in the community

    2. or within three miles of it;

    3. or occupied land or premises in the community as an owner or tenant

    4. or has their principal or only place of work there.

If there is no request for an election the successful applicant will be co-opted to join the Community Council and invited to attend meetings on the penultimate Thursday of the month.

For more information about the post please contact

the Clerk, Jessica Morgan jessmorganclerk@gmail.com

Applications should be sent in writing by 15 June 2015 to J Morgan, Merryville, Broadmoor,

Kilgetty, SA68 0RN