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Last Build Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:06:00 GMT

Copyright: Copyright NHS Wales 2016

Deadline approaching for people to claim for their care

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:17:56 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.

Ambulance target met for almost a year

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:56:55 GMT

The Welsh Ambulance Service responded to almost 80% of the most life-threatening calls in eight minutes or less in August, meeting the target for the eleventh successive month and achieving the best ambulance performance since the introduction of the clinical response model pilot last October.

Health Secretary announces IPFR Review Panel

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:45:26 GMT

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething today announced the new review panel to undertake a focused, independent review of the Individual Patient Funding Request (IPFR) process in Wales.

Cardiff school holiday programme wins big at NHS Wales Awards

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:14:46 GMT

A programme providing good quality meals, nutrition skills and sports education to children in socially deprived areas of Cardiff has been honoured at this year’s NHS Wales Awards.

Public Health Wales -- looking back, looking forward

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:44:14 GMT

Reports highlighting the achievements and challenges for Public Health Wales during 2015-16 and the organisation’s focus for 2016-17 have been published today.

MMR vaccines advised for women planning a pregnancy

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:46:06 GMT

As part of their planning for a health pregnancy, Public Health Wales is urging women to check whether they have had two doses of the MMR vaccine. If not, they should have their both doses before trying for a baby.

Vaughan Gething: over £11m to improve cyber security in the NHS

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:35:24 GMT

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced £11.33m of investment into NHS information technology equipment and services.

Cardiff woman who had 16 operations urges others to quit smoking before surgery

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:06:26 GMT

A woman from Cardiff is urging others to stop smoking before surgery, after experiencing the amazing benefits first-hand.

Physios join in celebrations to honour older people

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:32:10 GMT

Physiotherapists from across ABMU will be helping to spread the word about Older People’s Day, the annual celebration highlighting the achievements and contributions older people make to our society and the economy.

Over half of adults in Wales suffer harm from someone else's drinking

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:30:56 GMT

More than half of adults in Wales (60%) have suffered some form of harm or negative experience in the last year as a result of someone else being under the influence of alcohol, a new report has found.

Patients' chance to share experiences of breast reconstruction

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:16:16 GMT

A special event in Swansea next month aims to give women the chance to share their experiences of breast reconstruction and help others find out more about the surgery. 

Vaughan Gething: over £11m to improve cyber security in the NHS

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:21:38 GMT

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced £11.33m of investment into NHS information technology equipment and services.

Winners of NHS Wales Awards 2016 announced!

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:26:39 GMT

A collaboration between health, third sector, local authority and other agencies to reduce demand on emergency services; decreasing the waiting time from referral to treatment for patients with urgent suspected prostate cancer and developing a school holiday enrichment programme for children living in areas of social deprivation in Cardif

MMR warning after measles outbreak in Carmarthenshire

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:06:24 GMT

Public Health Wales and Hywel Dda University Health Board are reminding parents and young adults of the importance of MMR vaccine following an outbreak of measles in Carmarthenshire.

Winners of NHS Wales Awards 2016 announced!

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:42:24 GMT


Pioneering way of soothing anxious patients wins NHS Wales Award

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:27:28 GMT

A groundbreaking initiative that helps take the fear out of the operating theatre for Princess of Wales Hospital patients with learning disabilities has won a prestigious NHS Wales Award.

Child death rate declining, but inequalities remain a challenge

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:02:49 GMT

A new report issued by Public Health Wales shows that although the rate of death among children continues to decline, there remain significant inequalities in child death rates between the most and least deprived communities in Wales.

What kind of Wales do you want to live in, now and in the future?

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:40:30 GMT

We are interested in your views on well-being – the environmental, economic, social and cultural things that affect your quality of life.

Choosing Wisely Wales launches in the UK

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:17:39 GMT

The international Choosing Wisely movement, adopted by 18 countries worldwide, went live in the UK on Friday 16 September.

NHS winter planning: we can all play our part -- Vaughan Gething

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:09:36 GMT

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has called on everyone in Wales to think about keeping well this winter and if they need a health professional to use Choose Well to ensure they access the right NHS service for them.

Health visitors get set to share advice at community events

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:07:00 GMT

Parents of young families can take advantage of special awareness events aimed at sharing healthy messages next week. 

NHS winter planning: we can all play our part -- Vaughan Gething

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:42:43 GMT

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has called on everyone in Wales to think about keeping well this winter and if they need a health professional to use Choose Well to ensure they access the right NHS service for them.

'Bed free ward' in running for national award

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:15:11 GMT

A BED free surgical ward has delivered remarkable benefits for patients and the NHS in Wales.

How diabetes diagnosis led to a whole new chapter in Deborah's life

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:12:23 GMT

When Deborah Longman was diagnosed with diabetes - the illness that led to the deaths of her mum and grandad - she felt like she’d received a death sentence herself.

Car free day is coming to Cardiff

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:06:50 GMT

Cardiff is taking part in the World Car Free Day on September 22.  

GP2GP set for launch

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:33:43 GMT

A service to provide electronic transfer of patient medical records from GP to GP is ready to be rolled out across Wales.

Charities support Cardiff and Vale report on our sugar and tobacco 'addictions'

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:59:44 GMT

A report from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board on our addictive behaviour towards sugar and tobacco has gained support from leading charities.

Protect yourself and others with the flu vaccination

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:43:58 GMT

We’ve seen record temperatures this September but don’t be fooled, flu season will be here soon and it’s best to be prepared by having your flu vaccination now.  

New Haematology & Oncology Day Unit progressing well

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:59:39 GMT

Good progress is being made with the development of the Pembrokeshire Haematology & Oncology Day Unit (formerly known as the Chemotherapy Day Unit) at Withybush Hospital.

Programme launched to help people recovering from substance misuse and mental health conditions into work

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:40:12 GMT

An EU-backed programme to help 6,000 people recovering from substance misuse and mental health conditions into work has been launched by Minister Rebecca Evans.

Ysbyty Gwynedd is a world-beater in Diabetic Foot Care

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:37:36 GMT

Ysbyty Gwynedd is leading the way in diabetic foot care, with the lowest amputation figures in the world.

Hundreds ready for Values events

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 07:14:38 GMT

Hundreds of patients and staff are to take part in one of the biggest and most ambitious listening exercise the health board has ever done.

Outstanding results as future doctors praise training at ABMU

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:43:14 GMT

ABMU staff responsible for training our next generation of doctors have received a pat on the back from their medical trainees.

Updated cancer prevalence report released

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:49:38 GMT

The Macmillan and Public Health England UK Complete Cancer Prevalence 2013 report, with contributions from Public Health Wales, Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland and NHS National Services Scotland, is an update to the Cancer Prevalence in the United Kingdom: Estimates 2008 published by Maddams et al in 2009.

It's a dog life for Seren as she brings comfort to cancer patients

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:59:04 GMT

When it comes to bringing a smile to cancer patients’ faces, terrier Seren deserves a real pat on the back – and that’s just what she gets every week when she visits the radiotherapy department at Singleton Hospital.

September is Sepsis Awareness Month.....

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 10:12:07 GMT

September is Sepsis Awareness Month. Every 3.5 seconds someone in the world dies from sepsis. Sepsis kills 44,000 people every year in the UK, and 2,200 - 2,500 in Wales. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body's response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs.

Mother's call to raise awareness of Sepsis

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:11:05 GMT

With 2,200 deaths from Sepsis each year in Wales there are calls to raise awareness of the illness amongst the public and healthcare professionals to ensure people can spot the signs of this life threatening illness early. 

North Wales medics back campaign to reduce global health problem

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 17:21:45 GMT

Hospital staff are joining forces with health colleagues around the world to raise awareness of a complex condition and its impact on patients and workers.

Scientist Eilir on his way to achieving groundbreaking qualification

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:29:23 GMT

Biomedical scientist Eilir Jones is on his way to achieving a groundbreaking qualification which will help improve the time patients need to wait for vital results.

Carers get a helping hand at Princess of Wales Hospital

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 12:53:35 GMT

Carers are getting an extra helping hand at Princess of Wales Hospital.

Professor appointed chair of Women in Surgery forum

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 15:40:56 GMT

Morriston Hospital consultant cardiothoracic surgeon Professor Farah Bhatti is celebrating another notable achievement. 

Celebrating Reserves Day

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 09:21:39 GMT

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is highlighting the valuable contribution made by their staff in the Reserve Forces this Reserves Day (Thursday 8 September)

Turn an end into a beginning

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 12:23:41 GMT

It’s Organ Donation Week from 5-11 September, and during this week Cardiff and Vale University Health Board will be encouraging people to have a conversation with their families around their wishes for organ donation.

ABMU statement

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 11:24:09 GMT

Response to Welsh Government tripartite escalation meeting statement

Health board to be provided additional Welsh Government support

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 10:50:21 GMT

Hywel Dda University Health Board has welcomed additional support and targeted intervention from the Welsh Government to help it develop an approved three-year business plan (Integrated Medium Term Plan) and return the organisation to a sound financial footing.

Investment in world leading research

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 10:29:46 GMT

HEALTH, research, education and charity are coming together to deliver world leading research in Cardiff.

New plans to tackle harm caused by substance misuse launched

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 15:49:30 GMT

Welsh Government plans to tackle substance misuse will mean more training for health professionals dealing with new psychoactive substances and surveillance work to understand the scale and nature of performance enhancing drug use.

Could you make a difference to social care in Wales?

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 11:07:45 GMT

The appointments process is now open for members of the new Social Care Wales Board.

Exercising and Educating in the Community

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 16:29:29 GMT

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is working with local partners to bring Pulmonary Rehabilitation closer to patients in the community.

Public Health Wales moves to new Cardiff offices

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 15:33:08 GMT

Public Health Wales is relocating over 500 staff from its 10 South East Wales offices to a shared base in no 2 Capital Quarter, Cardiff.