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Lansio Canolfan Rhagoriaeth mewn Ymchwil Iechyd Gwledig

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Yr Athro Chris Thomas; Dr Rachel Rahman; Yr Athro Mark Drakeford AC: Gwerfyl Pierce Jones, Dirprwy Ganghellor, Prifysgol Aberystwyth.

Yr Athro Chris Thomas; Dr Rachel Rahman; Yr Athro Mark Drakeford AC: Gwerfyl Pierce Jones, Dirprwy
Ganghellor, Prifysgol Aberystwyth.

DDYDD IAU 24 Mawrth lansiodd Prifysgol Aberystwyth y Ganolfan Rhagoriaeth mewn Ymchwil Iechyd Gwledig. Cafodd y cyhoeddiad ei wneud yn lansiad Canolfan Rhagoriaeth Gofal Iechyd Gwledig gan yr Athro Mark Drakeford AC, Gweinidog Iechyd a Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol Llywodraeth Cymru. Golyga sefydlu’r ganolfan newydd y bydd Prifysgol Aberystwyth yn cydweithio’n agos iawn gyda Grŵp Cydweithredol Gofal Iechyd Canolbarth Cymru a Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda er mwyn mynd i’r afael â rhai o’r heriau unigryw o ddarparu gofal iechyd mewn ardaloedd gwledig megis canolbarth Cymru.

Bydd y Ganolfan hefyd yn cefnogi amgylchedd ymchwil deniadol i gydweithwyr clinigol mewn sefydliadau iechyd partner. Dywedodd Dr Rachel Rahman, Cyfarwyddwr y Ganolfan Rhagoriaeth mewn Ymchwil Iechyd Gwledig: “Mae darparu gofal iechyd i boblogaethau gwledig yn heriol, nid yn unig yn y DG ond hefyd mewn gwledydd datblygedig ac sy’n datblygu o amgylch y byd. Nid yw ceisio mynd i’r afael â’r heriau unigryw o ofal iechyd gwledig drwy estyniad syml o ymagweddau trefol yn effeithiol ac aml ni fyddant yn ystyried yr heriau o ddaearyddiaeth leol, naws diwylliannol, ac arbedion maint.

“Bydd y Ganolfan Rhagoriaeth mewn Ymchwil Iechyd Gwledig ym Mhrifysgol Aberystwyth yn gwneud y mwyaf o’r leoliad, sydd wedi’i gwreiddio yn y gymuned wledig o Ganolbarth- Gorllewin Cymru, i ddarparu ymchwil arloesol a dylanwadol sy’n llywio darpariaeth gofal iechyd gwledig ar gyfer cenedlaethau’r presennol a’r dyfodol.” Dywedodd Steve Moore, Prif Weithredwr Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda: “Rwyf wrth fy modd ein bod yn gallu gweithio gyda Phrifysgol Aberystwyth a’r Grŵp Cydweithredol Gofal Iechyd Canolbarth Cymru ar y prosiect newydd cyffrous hwn. Rydym yn gwybod bod yr heriau sy’n wynebu darparu gofal iechyd gwledig yn niferus ac yn amrywiol ac ynghyd â’n partneriaid, byddwn yn cymryd ymagwedd ddyfeisgar ac arloesol er mwyn dod o hyd i atebion cynaliadwy a pharhaol, ac sydd o fudd gwirioneddol i gymunedau yng Nghanolbarth- Gorllewin Cymru.”

Dywedodd Dr Sue Fish, Cyfarwyddwr Rhaglen Glinigol Grŵp Cydweithredol Gofal Iechyd Canolbarth Cymru a meddyg teulu yn y Borth, Ceredigion: “Bydd y Ganolfan Ymchwil newydd ym Mhrifysgol Aberystwyth yn rhoi cyfle cyffrous i’r staff clinigol presennol a’r dyfodol sy’n gweithio yng Nghanolbarth Cymru i gymryd rhan mewn ymchwil a phrosiectau arloesi, a fydd yn datblygu atebion i’r heriau o ddarparu gofal iechyd gwledig. Un o’r blaenoriaethau cyntaf fydd adeiladu ar y profiad mewn telefeddygaeth sydd eisoes yn bodoli yn Ysbyty Cyffredinol Bronglais i ddatblygu’r defnydd o dechnoleg, fel y gellir darparu gofal arbenigol yn nes at gartrefi pobl ar draws Canolbarth Cymru.”

Dywedodd yr Athro Chris Thomas, Dirprwy Is-Ganghellor dros Ymchwil: “Mae gan Brifysgol Aberystwyth rôl allweddol i’w chwarae wrth wella ffyniant a lles yng nghymunedau gwledig Cymru, ac mae’r Ganolfan newydd hon yn un o glwstwr o fentrau newydd i wneud hynny. Mae heriau gofal iechyd gwledig yn gofyn am feddwl mewn modd rhyngddisgyblaethol, ac felly mae’n wych i weld yr ystod o arbenigedd y gallwn ddarparu mewn ymateb. Bydd prifysgolion a phartneriaid eraill ledled Cymru hefyd yn cyfrannu at fenter y Gweinidog yn y meysydd sy’n gryfder iddynt, ac felly rhyngom rwy’n gobeithio y gallwn yrru newid gwirioneddol yn y ffordd yr ydym yn meddwl a gwneud gofal iechyd yng Nghanolbarth Cymru yn esiampl i’r byd .”

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New Children’s Book based on local fisherman

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CHILDREN’S AUTHOR Natalie L Davies has written a story based on local man, Mickey Beechey, of Llangrannog.

The book is available on Amazon.

Natalie said: “I’ve written a series of children’s books with the central character, the lovely ‘Mickey the Fisherman’. The first book is called ‘Pollution’, and is a bright colourful and fun book with a valuable message.”

The book is available to buy on Amazon in both paperback and kindle, and can be found at: mybook.to/mickeythefisherman.

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Council supports the Learning Disabilities ‘My Charter’

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CABINET members and senior officers in Ceredigion have signed ‘My Charter’. In doing so, Ceredigion County Council have become the first council to sign up to the charter. My Charter was written by people who have learning disabilities in West Wales.

The charter says that people who have learning disabilities want to have more chances in life, more choice and to be listened to. It also says that people who have learning disabilities want to be treated as adults, to be given dignity and respect and that their information is kept private.

Councillor Alun Williams is the Cabinet member responsible for Adult Services. He said: “People with learning disabilities have the same aspirations, hopes and feelings as everyone else. They deserve the same services and to be treated equally in a way that’s appropriate to their needs. I’m delighted that Ceredigion has become the first council to sign the charter, and I’m looking forward to seeing how this can positively influence the way our population of people with learning disabilities are treated in the future.”

The charter was developed by people who have learning disabilities from across Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire.

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Ceredigion Leisure Centres Summer holiday programme

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A BUSY TIMETABLE of inclusive summer holiday activities for children has been organised across all Ceredigion County Council-run leisure centres in the county.

From football to bouncy castle sessions, from cycling skills to archery, there’s a wide variety of activities to choose from over the course of the summer.

There will also be day camps and multi-skills activity days available at some of the leisure centres, for children to attend for the whole day. There’s even a day trip to the beach with Teifi Leisure Centre!

A range of learning to swim programmes are available at Lampeter Swimming Pool and Plascrug Leisure Centre across the summer holidays. A week of swimming lessons will be delivered solely through the medium of Welsh in Plascrug Leisure Centre starting on 5 August.

Councillor Catrin Miles is the council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for Leisure Services. She said: “Ceredigion Actif is once again providing a busy timetable of fun activities during the summer. It’s a healthy and worthwhile way for children to spend their time during the summer.”

Booking for sessions is essential and staff at leisure centres reserve the right to cancel any session if attendance is too low.

For further information on the summer holiday activities planned, visit the Ceredigion Actif website.

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