Happy New Year – 2018

21st December 2017

Dear Members

I write to invite you to the next two Gwent Defibbers meeting which are being held on Saturday 13th January 2018 at the St John Ambulance Hall, Abergavenny NP7 5SG and on Saturday 27th January 2018 at Old School Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff CF15 8DF.  Each meeting will commence at 2pm and will last approximately 2 hours.

You will find on the reverse/ attached to this letter a list of the meeting dates to be held in both Abergavenny and Radyr, Cardiff.  You are welcome to attend either or all of the meetings.

The format /Agenda for the meeting will be as follows:


  1. Welcome from Chairman Mike Morgan
  2. Update on group matters
  3. Update from Secretary/Treasurer Sandra Davies
  4. Guest Speaker
  5. Light Refreshments and chance to Network with fellow members


I look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.

Yours sincerely


Gwent Defibbers

Meeting Dates 2018

Meetings are held at either:-

St John Ambulance Hall, Abergavenny NP7 5SG. 

Old School Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff CF15 8DF.

Date of meeting: Meeting being held at: Guest Speaker
13th Jan’ Abergavenny Mandie Welch Heart Failure Nurse

Christine Fretwell

MacMillan Advance Care Planning Facilitator for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


27th Jan’ Radyr Dr Thomas

Talk about Sleep apnea (AP-ne-ah) is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They may occur 30 times or more an hour. Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound


21st April Abergavenny The ICD Journey – From Manufacture – Implant – After Care.

Medronics (Manufacture)

Mr John Huish (Cardiologist)

Physiologist (Care after implant)


12th May Radyr Professor to talk about Genetics

British Heart Foundation

Guest Speakers to be confirmed


8th Sept’ Abergavenny Dr Sue Nolan

How to get ready to meet your Consultant


22nd Sept’ Radyr Alex Simpson Pharmacist

Carers UK

All meetings are on a Saturday starting at 2pm and finishing around 4pm, you are welcome to attend either or all of the meetings.


If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Sandra Davies Secretary on 029 20889423 or email Sandra-davies@hotmail.com