Welsh rugby legend 'blown away' as he issues health update after wife's operation

A Welsh rugby legend has described how he was "blown away" by the treatment his wife received following an operation. Jonathan 'Jiffy' Davies commended the NHS staff who treated his wife, Jay, at Morriston Hospital.

Jay, 48, underwent emergency keyhole surgery in the Swansea hospital and is now recovering at home after being discharged the next day. Jiffy spoke about the "care and attention" she received while she was there.

He said: “We couldn’t have asked for better care and attention given by the staff despite them working in a manic, busy environment. The staff on the Pembroke Ward were brilliant with her and the rest of the patients. They worked so well together and were very calm. They made sure everyone was looked after despite having a lot of patients under their care."

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He added: “The anaesthetists and recovery team were first class, and Jay’s surgeon really put her at ease and made sure she understood everything that was going to happen. Everyone we came into contact did just that, and it made a potentially stressful situation a lot easier to deal with.”

Jiffy and Jay got married in a gorgeous ceremony in Marbella in 2016. At the time, Jay worked as a company director and hands-on carer at a seaside residential home for the elderly.

Jiffy is a huge supporter of the NHS and has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds with his annual cycling challenge that raises money for the south west Wales cancer centres in Velindre and Singleton Hospital. The event taking place this year is the fourth to go ahead, and Jiffy hopes to raise more than £250,000. Love rugby? Join our breaking Wales rugby WhatsApp group by clicking on this link, and selecting 'Join Community'. No one else will be able to see your personal information and you’ll only receive messages from WalesOnline’s sport team. You will receive updates from us daily.

Jonathan added: “We are both big supporters of the NHS – it’s an amazing service. It’s there when we need it most, and we’re so grateful that we have it available on our doorstep. I think it’s important for people to show their gratitude and let the staff know that they are really appreciated by us for all that they provide.” You can find out more information on the cycling challenge and how to take part here.