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Orkambi on the NHS

Cystic Fibrosis is a terrible genetic disorder that affects the lungs and significantly reduces the life expectancy of those who suffer from it. There are currently more than 10,400 people in the UK who have the condition.  There have been major breakthroughs in the treatment of the disease. Perhaps the biggest breakthrough being the medicine, Orkambi, which has been produced and patented by […]

Alyn and Deeside MP, Mark Tami, hears from people with arthritis why they need home aids and adaptations to stay independent for longer. 

At an event in Parliament on 7th May, Mark Tami MP heard about new research from Versus Arthritis which shows that 43% of people with arthritis said they struggled with tasks at home for more than two years before finding out about equipment that could help.    Versus Arthritis asked MPs to come to the event to find out […]

Countess update

I am very pleased that an agreement between the Countess and Welsh Government has been reached. Here is my full statement: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

Food bank usage

In Flintshire between 1st April 2018 and 31st March 2019, 7155 three-day emergency food supplies were given to local people in crisis, with 3002 of these going to children.   This is not right, it’s not right that in what is a civilised society like ours in what is supposedly the fourth biggest economy in the world that food bank usage is […]

Countess of Chester

The people of Alyn and Deeside are quite rightly concerned about the news that the Countess of Chester have announced they will no longer be taking on patients from Wales for elective surgery. While this will not affect A&E or patients already accepted it is still totally unacceptable.  The Countess of Chester was built to treat […]