MONMOUTH Assembly Member Nick Ramsay has expressed concern that the specialist exercise classes held at Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny have suddenly been cancelled.
Mr Ramsay took the issue up with the Aneurin Bevan Health Board after being contacted by a constituent who told him that her father suffered from emphysema and had found the weekly exercise classes both enjoyable and beneficial. He was understandably dismayed to learn of their sudden cancellation.
Speaking today, Mr Ramsay said:
“I have received a response from the Board saying it had been necessary to suspend the exercise group in response to procedural and governance issues that had been escalated to the Operational Therapy Managers and would need to be reviewed in order to support the safe and robust delivery of the group.
“They say they are very aware of the impact that the decision has had on users and are aiming to resolve the situation as a matter of urgency.
“These classes were obviously of great benefit to people suffering from chronic breathing and heart problems. I hope that the review, which is ongoing, will soon be concluded with a positive outcome and that the classes will be able to start again very soon.”
MONMOUTH Assembly Member Nick Ramsay is pressing the Welsh Government to take urgent action to improve the current situation at the Old Severn Bridge, following complaints from constituents who are suffering very long delays when crossing the bridge.
In a letter to the Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, Ken Skates AM, Mr Ramsay said:
“People using the Severn Bridge regularly for work and pleasure are becoming very tired of the long delays caused because of the repair work being carried out.
“I understand the work will be continuing until late September and with the main tourist season about to begin, the current problems are likely to get far worse at peak times in the next few months.
“My constituents have contacted customer services for the Severn crossings who say they are aware of the problems and are doing their best to alleviate them – but with queuing on the Chepstow side of the bridge stretching back to St Arvans in the morning rush hour and taking well over an hour to get anywhere near the bridge, many people are understandably becoming extremely frustrated.
“Constituents are calling for work to be carried out around the clock or with a larger workforce so that the repairs can be completed more quickly. They would also like information on queuing status on the M4 and elsewhere if possible so that people can make plans to avoid the worst of the queues.
“I hope this issue will be investigated as soon as possible in the hope that improvements will be made.”
MONMOUTH Assembly Member Nick Ramsay is renewing his calls to the Welsh Assembly Government to prioritise the resurfacing of the A40 between Raglan and Abergavenny
Prior to the Assembly election, Mr Ramsay joined local residents from The Bryn in campaigning for a new, quiet road surface to replace the outdated and noisy, concrete surface.
Since then the Welsh Government has appointed a new Cabinet Secretary with responsibility for trunk roads, Ken Skates, AM.
Speaking today, Mr Ramsay said:
“I have been campaigning for a long time for a new, quiet tarmac road surface along this stretch of the A40.
“The current surface causes severe disturbance to residents of The Bryn and other communities along the A40.
“I am pressing the new Cabinet Secretary for infrastructure and roads, Ken Skates, to prioritise work on this road surface.
“I fully appreciate the concerns of local residents and look forward to the Welsh Government acting to improve this road at the earliest opportunity.”