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Last Build Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:06:00 GMT

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Maureen's dedication to students earns her special recognition award

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:09:53 GMT

Singleton Hospital’s Maureen Noonan has been honoured for her years of dedication to helping healthcare professionals of the future.
 



Burns staff share messages to help highlight dangers in our homes

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:46:17 GMT

Last year 470 children were seen by burns experts at Morriston Hospital – 340 of them were aged under five.
 






All-Wales programme launches with a focus on reducing hospital infections and tackling Antimicrobial Resistance

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:06:18 GMT

1000 Lives Improvement and the Health Protection Division in Public Health Wales have launched a new national programme aimed at reducing the incidence of Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAIs) and Antimicrobial Resistant (AMR) organisms amongst patients.
 



Parents urged to get their children vaccinated

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:24:01 GMT

Routine influenza vaccine programme now includes all eight year olds for the first time



Liz Baker Award has special significance for first winner

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:52:40 GMT

An award honouring the memory of an inspirational Morriston Hospital nurse has a very special significance for its first winner.



Wales a case study in WHO sustainablility report

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:56:38 GMT

Wales: a WHO case study for legislating for sustainable development and embedding a Health in All Policies Approach.




BCUHB recognised for improving the use of Welsh in healthcare

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:30:58 GMT

Our dedicated Welsh Language team have been awarded for their efforts in improving the lives of people living with dementia. 



First in Wales - Paediatric clinical research facility opens at the Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:14:11 GMT

A new clinical research facility for children and young adults was officially opened (11 October 2017) at the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport, Vaughan Gething.
 



Pioneering conference sharing advice about life after secondary cancer diagnosis

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:54:54 GMT

Health professionals and cancer patients will be uniting in Swansea at a special conference to raise awareness of secondary breast cancer.
 



Physical inactivity costs NHS Wales £35m a year -- new research

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:18:25 GMT

The NHS in Wales spent £35 million in 2015 treating preventable diseases caused by physical inactivity, according to a new analysis by Public Health Wales.
 



North Wales mental health workers to join royals for Buckingham Palace celebration

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:35:56 GMT

Two North Wales mental health workers will be recognised for their contribution to the sector at an exclusive World Mental Health Day reception with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry at Buckingham Palace on October 10th.



Supporting senior staff as champions of change in complex work environments....

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 11:08:48 GMT

Clinicians and managers from the fifth cohort of the Enhanced Leadership and Management Programme enjoyed their second celebration day last month....



Women have their say on maternity services in Wales

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 10:55:11 GMT

Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething will today open a seminar held by Consultant Midwives Cymru to present the findings of the ‘Your Birth We Care’ survey



Welsh Government issues guidance to NHS Wales on the care of babies on the threshold of survival

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 08:55:38 GMT

The Welsh Government has issued guidance on how the Welsh NHS should care for babies born on the threshold of survival



Help available for people struggling with mental health problems at work

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:35:21 GMT

People who are struggling with mental health issues in work can turn to a specialist ABMU service for help.



Campaign helps rally support for organ donation

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 13:48:05 GMT

Staff and visitors at Morriston Hospital have shown their support for organ donation during a special awareness campaign.
 



Q Community in Wales -- Welcome event

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 09:49:45 GMT

On 21 September, 1000 Lives Improvement welcomed new Q members to the first meeting of the Q network in Wales.



Health Board issue Norovirus advice reminder ahead of winter illness season

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 09:15:04 GMT

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is reminding North Wales residents of its advice on what to do if someone has diarrhoea and vomiting over the winter months.



Welsh Government invests £8.2m in new ambulance vehicles

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 08:58:00 GMT

The Welsh Ambulance Service will receive 90 new operational vehicles thanks to a £8.2m investment from the Welsh Government, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething announced today (Thursday 5th October 2017)



111 Wales going from strength to strength one year after launch

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:16:49 GMT

The 111 Wales telephone helpline for people needing urgent healthcare advice and support has gone from strength to strength since launching a year ago today. (October 4th)



Ruth Screen Retires After 44 years....

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:53:34 GMT

Ruth Screen, a Specialist Nurse from St Woolos Hospital has retired after an amazing 44 years of NHS service in Newport. Staff at the Newport Chest Clinic gathered on Friday (29th September) to thank Ruth Screen for her many years of service both in the clinic and establishing the TB service in Newport....



Young patients go in front of the camera to help other children

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:23:45 GMT

When it comes to picking up new skills nothing beats watching someone else having a go. That’s why a new video aimed at helping young respiratory patients should be a big hit – because it features some of them in a starring role.
 



New animation provides six steps to build communications into improvement

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 16:53:40 GMT

1000 Lives Improvement is launching a new resource today for applying the discipline of communications to quality improvement (QI) work.
 



Deadline approaching for people to claim for their care

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 14:32:29 GMT

People who believe their care should have been funded by the NHS are being encouraged by the Welsh Government to register their intent to make a claim



Newport and Torfaen measles outbreak declared over

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:30:14 GMT

An outbreak of measles affecting the Newport and Torfaen areas has been declared over.
 



"If you want the best technology in the Welsh NHS, you have to invest in IT" -- Vaughan Gething

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 11:27:42 GMT

“If you want the best technology in the Welsh NHS, you have to invest in IT” – Vaughan Gething

 



National Planned Care Programme -- National Event

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 11:10:23 GMT

The Planned Care Programme is hosting its annual National Event to bring together colleagues from across NHS Wales



Vaccination is the best way to protect against influenza

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 10:22:36 GMT

The annual campaign to encourage people in eligible groups across Wales to have a vaccination to protect themselves from influenza (flu) is being launched today (Monday, 2 October).



Welsh Government has announced £5.5 million for digital priorities in Welsh NHS

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 09:42:01 GMT

"If you want the best technology in the Welsh NHS, you have to invest in IT" - Vaughan Gething.



Get vaccinated to protect against influenza...

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 08:49:24 GMT

The annual campaign to encourage people in eligible groups across Wales to have a vaccination to protect themselves from influenza (flu) is being launched today (Monday, October 2).  Read more important information...



ED Staff Survive....

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:19:34 GMT

Congratulations to staff from ED RGH on completing the Men's Health Survival of the fittest on the 24th September 2017 in Cardiff Bay. The team of 18 Drs, nurses and paramedics' took on the 12k course and 50 obstacles to raise money and awareness for the UK sepsis trust?...



Fiancee's fundraising challenge in memory of tragic tank blast soldier

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:12:31 GMT

The grieving fiancée of a soldier killed in a tank training exercise in Pembrokeshire has raised money to say thanks to the team who tried to save his life.
 



Nursing workforce is the lifeblood of the NHS in Wales -- Vaughan Gething

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:41:17 GMT

The nursing workforce is the lifeblood of the NHS in Wales – that was the message today from Health Secretary Vaughan Gething as he addressed a major conference on nurse staffing in Cardiff.



Don't take chances this winter, stay healthy with help from flu vaccination

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:37:48 GMT

As the nights draw in and the temperature falls most of us are looking forward to a healthy happy autumn. But the flu season is almost here so don’t forget to take action to make sure you stay well this winter.



Microbiology team continue to lead the way with schools engagement events

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:31:26 GMT

Staff from the Cardiff microbiology and virology laboratories at Public Health Wales have delivered three engagement events in schools in South Wales to give pupils an insight into their work.
 



Have your say, and help shape the next decade of health and well-being in Wales

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:19:57 GMT

Public Health Wales wants to hear your views about what we can do in Wales to help people avoid physical and mental ill-health.
 



New initiative to put specialist emotional & mental health support in Wales' schools

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:02:04 GMT

Children and teachers in Wales will receive the emotional and mental health support they need when they need it in schools as part of a unique new initiative being unveiled by the Welsh Government today (Monday 25th September 2017)



Agenda and papers published for Board meeting on Thursday 28 September

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:26:13 GMT

Find out what the Board are discussing at their meeting on 28 September.
 



Aneurin Bevan University Health Board wins three NHS Wales Awards!

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:18:20 GMT

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is celebrating today (Friday 22 September 2017) after winning three NHS Wales Awards at the tenth anniversary of the awards...

 



Winners of NHS Wales Awards 2017 announced!

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:30:46 GMT

Transforming mental health services, managing antibiotics wisely and respecting residents’ wishes at the end of life are just some of the projects which have won NHS Wales Awards this year.
 



Hospital team honoured for mentoring work with student nurses

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:13:47 GMT

The guidance and support it offers to nursing students has earned the mentoring team at Princess of Wales Hospital’s Day Surgery Unit a top award.
 



Monitoring the health of a nation - tool updated and sub local authority data added

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:09:33 GMT

The Public Health Outcomes Framework aims to inspire and inform action to improve the health of the people living in Wales.

 



Nasal spray flu vaccine protected children from flu last winter

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:05:36 GMT

Experts at Public Health Wales have contributed to a report showing that the nasal spray flu vaccine reduced the risk of vaccinated children getting flu by 65.8% in the 2016/17 season.
 



New national strategy for a more prosperous Wales

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:09:48 GMT

The Welsh Government has today published ‘Prosperity for All’ – a national strategy to deliver its key priorities for the rest of this Assembly term, and set the right foundations to tackle the big challenges faced by the nation



Welsh Government launch new plan to stub out smoking

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:05:31 GMT

A new plan to reduce the number of smokers in Wales to 16% by 2020 for a healthier, smoke-free Wales has been launched by the Welsh Government today (19 September)



Vaughan Gething visits POWH cardiac facility after £1.6 million refit

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:40:47 GMT

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has been checking out a cardiac facility at Princess of Wales Hospital following its £1.6 million refit.



Welsh Public Health Conference programme revealed

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:56:53 GMT

Actor and activist Michael Sheen and World Health Organization health and development expert, Dr Christoph Hamelmann, are amongst the internationally acclaimed speakers announced for this year’s Welsh Public Health Conference.
 



New junior doctor reveals why she chose Wrexham to start her career in medicine

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:38:33 GMT

Aspiring Emergency Medicine Medic, Collette Cook reveals why she chose Wrexham to start her career in medicine.