Frank Little

Welsh Liberal Democrat candidate for Bryncoch South, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Learn more

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New director of social care, health and housing

by franklittle on 12 February, 2009

Neath Port Talbot council yesterday appointed Tony Clements to take over from Colin Preece, who will be retiring shortly. There will be those who would criticise an internal promotion. I have done the same in the past, but on this occasion I can assure constituents that the appointment was a sound one. Although the council […]

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Get your five a day, c/o Catwg Primary

by franklittle on 9 February, 2009

  Catwg Primary School’s contribution to Health Challenge Wales has been running for some five years now, but I’m ashamed to admit I didn’t learn about it until I became LEA governor at the school. By picking up a bag-full of freshly picked organically-grown vegetables on a Thursday for less than the price of two […]

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Winter could spoil my attendance record

by franklittle on 12 November, 2008

The occasional frost of recent nights is a warning of the seasons of colds, influenza and the consequent seizing-up of the bronchi, to come. I am taking precautions, as I hope others in my situation are doing: I had the ‘flu jab yesterday and will have the one for pneumonia next week. Even so, I […]

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You are entitled to continuing health care

by franklittle on 2 October, 2008

Ignore the jargon “delayed transfer of care”; ignore the artificial distinction between “social care” and “nursing care”; if you need health care, no matter how old you are, the National Health Service should pay. You do not have to sell your home to pay for it, and any elderly patient who has been persuaded to […]

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Local Health Board AGM

by franklittle on 24 September, 2008

A short note on this afternoon’s meeting. It was more appreciative than last year’s, with only two critical notes: a lady who had difficulty getting in touch with her GP, and my query about the delay in assessments of cases of delayed transfer of care (crudely known as bed-blocking). On the subject of access to […]

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Local Health Board AGM

by franklittle on 29 August, 2008

Wednesday, 24th September, at the Aberavon Beach Hotel. There will be an exhibition and refreshments from 3.30 p.m. until 4 p.m., when the AGM proper begins. It is scheduled to last an hour. As a result of Edwina Hart’s imminent consolidation of the NHS in Wales, this could be the last such meeting in Neath […]

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