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Carew hold off Narberth to book quarter final place

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CAREW booked their place in the quarter finals of the Harrison Allen on Wednesday night (May 26) as they beat Narberth by 2 runs.

Carew won the toss and chose to bat first before reaching a total of 151-4 from their 22 overs.

Tim Hicks and Nick Davies shared 28 runs for the first wicket before Hicks was caught by Daniel Hughes off the bowling of Ben Quartermaine on a score of 20.

Rhys Davies came in and shared 30 runs with Nick but that partnership was broken by Ben Hughes who caught and bowled Rhys on a score of 10.

Nick Davies and Brian Hall then had another good partnership worth 41 runs as they took the score up towards three figures.

Davies had hit three fours and three sixes in a score of 54 from 45 balls but he was then bowled by Matthew Johns.

Hall and Whitfield continued the good partnerships adding 35 for the fourth wicket.

Whitfield hit a four and two sixes as his score of 29 came off 17 balls but he was caught by Richard Adams off the bowling of Quartermaine.

Brian Hall finished not out on 21 while Luke Hicks hit a four and a six in a late 4-ball spell to finish not out on 11.

That set Narberth 152 to win but they soon found themselves in trouble in their reply.

Hadliegh Luff hit a four and a six in a score of 13 but he was then bowled by Rhys Davies.

Shaun Whitfield caught and bowled Jamie McCormack and Davies returned to bowl Richard Adams to leave Narberth struggling on 19-3.

Jordan Howell and Kyle Quartermaine looked to steady the innings with a stand of 24 for the fourth wicket.

Whitfield then bowled Howell on a score of 9 to leave Narberth on 43-4.

Quartermaine and Lewis Hough continued to rebuild the innings with a stand of 31 before Hough was bowled by Iori Hicks on a score of 15 (1 six).

Kyle was joined by brother Ben and the pair shared the best stand of the innings worth 47 runs.

Kyle hit five fours and four sixes as he reached his half century before falling to Iori Hicks on a score of 65.

Narberth scored 21 runs in the penultimate over to leave themselves needing 10 runs to win off the last.

Ben Quartermaine picked up 5 runs off the first three balls but on the fourth, Quartermaine was run out by Nick Davies. His four and two sixes saw him score 29 from 15 balls but his wicket was a big blow.

Ben Hughes then got two runs off the fifth meaning they needed three off the final ball to win.

Hughes went for it but saw his shot caught by Rhys Davies to give Hicks his third wicket and the win to Carew.

It was another thrilling end but it was Carew who were celebrating as Narberth finished two runs short on 149-8.

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Proposed locations for new hospital site to be reviewed

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HYWEL DDA UNIVERSITY HEALTH BOARD (UHB) will this week undertake a review of potential sites as part of the ongoing process to identify a suitable location for a new hospital.

Eleven sites will be assessed on Friday 22 October, including those identified by members of the public during the six-week engagement exercise, which took place earlier this year.

This stage of the process is intended to lead to the creation of a shortlist of sites. This will be subject to further detailed appraisal with significant public and wider stakeholder involvement. The final decision about the chosen site will be made by the health board, in agreement with Welsh Government.

Steve Moore, Chief Executive of Hywel Dda UHB, said: “The building of a new hospital is a major long-term project, which is why we place great emphasis on being open and transparent about the process involved.

“The process we are following includes developing a programme business case to support our strategy for community and hospital-based health and care. As part of the process to apply for funding from the Welsh Government, we will submit the programme business case, and then individual outline business cases, then the final business cases for the new infrastructure we will need. The health board will therefore engage with the public on a regular basis between now and the submission of the final business cases to ensure your views are fully considered.

“I understand and recognise there are passionate feelings about a new hospital, but we strongly believe a new facility is essential for urgent and planned care in the south of the Hywel Dda area. It will provide trauma care and be the main emergency department for the south of our area.

“I can also reassure the public that we have no plans or intention to close either Glangwili or Withybush hospitals. We will engage further on how these hospitals could work alongside the proposed new hospital.”

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Unprecedented demand on health and social care services in local area

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Joint statement by Hywel Dda University Health Board, the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Pembrokeshire County Council, Carmarthenshire County Council and Ceredigion County Council

The urgent statement we have asked to publish is as follows:

THERE is currently an unprecedented demand on health and social care services across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire, which is leading to significant delays in care provision. Put simply, the difficulty in discharging medically-fit patients from hospital – many of whom have complex personal circumstances and needs – is leading to significant bed shortages, and consequently, lengthy ambulance waits at the ‘front door’ of A&E departments, which mean that paramedics are unable to respond to other 999 calls in the community.Social care and Health teams are doing everything possible to support people who are well enough to leave hospital but need ongoing care. Priority is being given to the most vulnerable, and alternative health and care packages are being offered as a short-term measure. More carers and health staff are also being recruited to support people in need.

If you have a relative or loved one in hospital who is well enough to go home, but is waiting to be discharged with homecare and community health support, you may be able to help them to get home more quickly if you and your family are in a position to support them at home. If your relative is waiting for a formal package of care, you may be able to offer support and care on a short term, temporary arrangement or you might want to consider whether your loved one could be supported in a temporary residential or nursing care setting. If you feel that this is an option that you could consider, please speak to the ward manager or your social worker to explore further.

Spending as little time in hospital is better for patients and means that NHS beds can be freed up for others with urgent care needs. Supporting older patients to get home from hospital efficiently is an important part of their recovery and it also protects them from negative consequences of hospital admission, such as hospital acquired infection, falls and a loss of independence.  You can find out more about the hospital discharge process and guidance here: Inpatient information – Hywel Dda University Health Board (nhs.wales)

Your support not only helps your loved one, but it is a huge support to the NHS and social care services as well.

Thank you.

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Child taken to hospital following collision with car outside school

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AN EARLY morning collision outside Ysgol Harri Tudor school, Pembroke, has seen a child taken to hospital.

The collision happened between a child and a car on Pembroke Road, Pembroke, at approximately 9am this morning.

A secondary school pupil has been taken to hospital via ambulance for what is said to be minor injuries.

Police and ambulance service were on the scene and were helped by school staff to manage the incident.

A police spokesperson said: “Dyfed-Powys Police attended a road traffic collision involving a car and a secondary school pupil this morning, 21st October 2021. The collision occurred on Pembroke Road, Pembroke at approximately 9:00am.

“The Ambulance Service also attended and escorted the teenage boy to hospital with what are believed to be minor injuries.”

A Pembrokeshire County Council spokesperson said: “We can confirm that there has been an incident outside Ysgol Harri Tudur in Pembroke this morning where a pupil came into contact with a car. 

“The police and ambulance have been on the scene and were assisted by school staff. We are not able to release any further details at present.”

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