Over the last few months, I have supported the local campaign to keep the Community Hospital at Llanidloes open. The Local Health Board has said that they want to close it down. I hope that the new One Wales document which underpins the Plaid/Labour agreement in the National Assembly will presage a reprieve. Because we who live at Cil Farm, Berriew now have an additional very special little reason for wanting to defend the Hospital.
Yes, we are expecting our first grandchild in October - and we are hoping that it (we know but I don't know whether I am permitted to say) will be born at the Llanidloes Hospital. I am going to be a 'taid'. Mrs D has gone broody and has started knitting. I am dreading hearing some tentative reference to vasectomy reversal.
Anyway, our happy news is that our eldest son, Edward and his wonderfully understanding wife, Karen are expecting. "We're having visitors" as Miss Broxton used to say. So don't let those faceless bureaucrats even think about closing any of our hospitals - especially the one at Llanidloes.