On World Health Day, April 7th, Gareth Davies MS met with representatives of Awyr Las, the North Wales NHS Charity and representatives of Betsi Cadwalladr Health Board to discuss Awyr Las' ongoing work to support both local NHS service users and staff.
Gareth Davies said: “It was a fantastic opportunity to meet with Awyr Las on World Health Day in Bodelwyddan to learn more about the fantastic fundraising efforts the charity has undertook in recent years with Covid-19 pressures, and to see some of their future work plans as we head into a post pandemic world. I look forward to seeing their plans coming to fruition and meeting again soon to assist them with their efforts locally in Vale of Clwyd.”
Commenting on their work Kirsty Thomson, from the Awyr Las support team said: “This year’s World Health Day is focusing on well-being, and the growth of diseases like cancer, asthma and heart disease. This day serves as a useful reminder of how fortunate we all are to have the World Health Organisation.
“Awyr Las, the North Wales NHS Charity, focusses on well-being, cancer, heart disease and other chronic and acute conditions every day.
Thanks to donations and support from local communities and national organisations, the charity and its marvellous partners help healthcare staff to provide even better care and treatment for patients and wellbeing support for staff here in North Wales.
“The charity provides life-changing equipment and services for patients in hospitals and in communities.
“From cutting-edge technology for cancer to installing hundreds of defibrillators across the region through the Keep The Beats initiative, to providing drinks on the Alaw Unit in Ysbyty Gwynedd-it all makes a big difference.”