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Have your say on the future of health and social care in Wales -- Vaughan Gething

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:28:20 GMT

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has today called on the public to have their say on the future of health and social care in Wales.

Minister welcomes report on substance misuse among older adults

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:42:00 GMT

A new Report into substance misuse among adults over 50 years old has been welcomed by Minister for Social Services and Public Health, Rebecca Evans.

Welsh Government and GPC Wales agree changes to the GP contract for 2017/18

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 09:41:28 GMT

In a speech to the Annual Conference of the Welsh Local Medical Committees, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething will today announce changes to the GP contract for 2017/18.
As a result of the agreed changes to the contract investment in general medical service will increase by approximately £27m.

Major research study has the potential to transform the health of the nation

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 10:40:20 GMT

HealthWise Wales has the potential to transform the health and wellbeing of the nation, Minister for Social Services and Public Health, Rebecca Evans, has said today.

Nearly £14 million for improvements to Ysbyty Gwynedd A&E department

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:16:56 GMT

Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething has approved £13.89 million funding for improvements to emergency and urgent care services at Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor.

Cabinet Secretary to meet the CARTREF Project Group

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:41:56 GMT


Out of Work Service funding extended until 2020

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:52:46 GMT

Social Services and Public Health Minister, Rebecca Evans has announced an extension of funding for the Out of Work Service programme to August 2020.

More GP surgeries in Wales are open for longer

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:53:03 GMT

New figures show that more GP practices in Wales are open between 8.00 AM and 6.30 PM in the week and more appointments are being made available to patients early in the morning and later in the day.

Swansea crisis team opens the doors to its new-look centre

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:34:54 GMT

A Swansea team that supports people experiencing a mental health crisis has opened the doors to its new-look recovery centre.

Courses helping transform quality of life for lung disease patients

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:05:46 GMT

Patients battling the breathing problems caused by lung diseases say specialised courses are helping them cope with their symptoms and improving their quality of life.

Young people more likely to try smoking if mother is a smoker, new study suggests

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:06:58 GMT

A new study among eleven to fourteen year olds in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan has shed light on the reasons young people try smoking, with having a mother who smokes identified as a high risk factor.

Referrals with images aid dermatology consultants

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:49:24 GMT

GPs sending electronic referrals to Singleton Hospital's Dermatology department help consultants with diagnosis and treatment. 

Dad owes life to sister and Morriston Hospital trauma team

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:06:21 GMT

A young dad owes his life to his sister who was first on the scene when he suffered horrendous injuries in a road crash. Advisory note: contains graphic images.

£95 million investment to train healthcare professionals in Wales

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:03:11 GMT

Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has announced a £95 million package to support a range of education and training programmes for healthcare professionals in Wales.

Hospital patients can watch the Six Nations at their bedside

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:45:10 GMT

Patients who are in hospital during the RBS Six Nations 2017 will be able to watch rugby’s greatest championship using the free Health Charity Wi-Fi service.

Cancer survival rates improving but early detection is key -- Vaughan Gething

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:31:52 GMT

Improving early diagnosis of cancer is key to improving outcomes for patients, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething said as the Welsh Government's 2016 Cancer Annual Report is published.

Your Birth - We Care/ Eich Babi - Eich Gofal

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:55:10 GMT

If you live in Wales and have had a baby in the last 12 months, we need you!

Swansea school receives prestigious health award

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:48:17 GMT

Minister for Social Services and Public Health, Rebecca Evans, has visited Cwm Glâs Primary School in Swansea today, to present the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes National Quality Award.

Mark Drakeford meets European Investment Bank to discuss infrastructure investment opportunities in Wales

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:18:53 GMT

Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford will today meet the Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) to discuss how Wales can continue to maximise opportunities to unlock infrastructure financing.

Service offers day treatment to save patients from stay in hospital

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:40:23 GMT

A day care service treating patients with a debilitating lung condition so they can avoid being admitted to hospital is going from strength to strength.

Partners can now stay overnight to support mums-to-be

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 09:14:07 GMT

Partners can now stay overnight to support mums-to-be, new mums and their babies thanks to a delivery of new reclining chairs to the Women’s Unit at the University Hospital of Wales.

Waiting times app is a big hit with users

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:04:45 GMT

Over 6,000 people have downloaded the NHS ‘Live Wait Times’ smartphone app since it was launched in North Wales on 10th January.  And users have been giving it a big thumbs up, with very high star ratings and positive feedback. 

Board established to oversee Primary Care IT

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:53:21 GMT

Clinical leads and senior representatives from across NHS Wales and Welsh Government will meet to look at the delivery of national Primary Care IT.

Results Reporting Service eases duplicate testing for Cwm Taf's newborns

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 11:08:59 GMT

Babies are among the first to benefit from the Welsh Results Reporting Service (WRRS) as test results are now available at multiple locations.  

Welsh Results Reporting Service launches in Cwm Taf

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:51:09 GMT

A service that allows clinicians to view test results across health board boundaries, regardless of where they were created in Wales, has been rolled out in Cwm Taf University Health Board.

Thousands of high risk drinkers die without accessing alcohol treatment services

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 09:27:53 GMT

A report from Public Health Wales suggests that a substantial majority of almost 8,000 individuals who went on to die from alcohol related causes had no contact with alcohol treatment services, despite repeated hospital admission and A&E attendance.

New primary care hub gives more patients the care they need

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:08:24 GMT

A new way of working by GPs in Neath is helping thousands of patients get faster and more direct access to treatment.

Building company joins forces with BCUHB to promote health among its workforce

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:16:56 GMT

A North Wales builder is working with health experts to help its bricklayers, joiners, plasterers and other construction workers across North Wales stay fit and well.

Public Health Wales issues updated advice on e-cigarettes

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:03:40 GMT

Public Health Wales has today (26 January) published its updated position statement providing advice to the public about the potential impacts of e-cigarettes on health.

Staff at Wales' biggest hospital reveal how flu is impacting wards

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:54:06 GMT

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has revealed the huge impact that influenza is having on hospital services, as staff and patients continue to be affected.

Health Minister officially opens new step-down ward at Bronglais Hospital

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:21:28 GMT

Health Minister Vaughan Gething paid a visit to Bronglais Hospital this week to officially open a new step-down unit for patients who are deemed medically fit, but who may need a period of reablement before they can be discharged.

ABMU Health Board public meeting - 26th January 2017

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:14:48 GMT

Members of the public are welcome to attend an ABMU Health Board meeting on Thursday, 26th January 2017.

New wards planned for hospitals

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:31:42 GMT

Up to 60 new beds could be coming to Morriston and the Princess of Wales hospitals with plans to erect pre-built modular wards on both sites.

Health Board introduces app to improve communication

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:35:05 GMT

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB) is the first Health Board in Wales to implement a mobile medical messenger service called MedicBleep, enabling clinicians to communicate with each other effectively and securely.

Local doctors get green light for new Dyfi Valley healthcare plan

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:22:58 GMT

A group of local GPs are to take over GP healthcare services for the whole of the Dyfi Valley after winning a contract to manage Machynlleth Health Centre. Dr Jon Shaw, Dr Louise Hyde and Dr Sara Bradbury-Willis will now lead a team of GPs, nurses and other allied healthcare workers in a plan to improve services to rural patients from across the Dy

Clinical Research Facility Open Day

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:17:28 GMT

Have you ever wanted to know more about clinical trials? Would you like to speak to those working in the field?  This is your chance to take a look around the Clinical Research Facility (CRF) at the University Hospital of Wales at their Open Day on 31 January 2017 between 2pm-8pm.

National conversation around falls prevention continues in North Wales

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:06:16 GMT

A group of healthcare, public sector and third sector professionals met in Llandudno on Thursday 12 January to continue the ongoing national conversation around the future of falls prevention in older people in Wales.

Mum puts life-saving skills into practice the day after lesson

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:38:29 GMT

When mum Rebecca Davies was taught what to do when a child starts choking she had no idea she would need those skills to save her own son just 24 hours later.

New Director appointed to lead Information Services

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:43:50 GMT

The NHS Wales Informatics Service is pleased to announce the appointment of Helen Thomas as Director of Information Services.  She will take up the newly created role in the spring.

Patient safety expert Paul to lend his expertise to UK-wide NHS role

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:10:36 GMT

A Morriston Hospital scientist who plays a crucial role in ensuring patient safety across ABMU is lending his expertise to NHS organisations UK-wide.

ABMU up for three UK awards for putting patients at the heart of healthcare

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:36:40 GMT

Putting patients at the heart of healthcare has led to a trio of ABMU projects making the final of a UK-wide awards scheme.

Flu cases in hospitals and general practices increasing

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:20:54 GMT

Numbers of patients being admitted to hospital and intensive care with flu are increasing. People in vulnerable groups told it's not too late to protect yourself with the flu jab

Health Board welcomes investment in services for mothers and babies

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:42:39 GMT

Neonatal and obstetric services at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board have received a financial boost when Welsh Government recently announced an investment of £25million. 

Sally's gift helped spread smiles over Christmas

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:07:49 GMT

Physiotherapy staff from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board delivered hundreds of gifts to patients at University Hospital Llandough, University Hospital of Wales, St David’s Hospital, Barry Hospital and a nursing home in Cardiff thanks to Sally's Gift.

Young patients can now enjoy trip to seaside at their appointments

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:54:22 GMT

Smiling sea creatures, funky fish and sandy beaches now welcome youngsters when they attend their appointments at Swansea’s Central Clinic.

Minister's praise for team

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:27:58 GMT

The ‘life changing’ impact of the team at the Blood Borne Virus (BBV) Outpatient Clinic at UHW has been praised by the Minister for Health.

Now a national call to end visits by cola truck

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:16:22 GMT

ABMU’s Director of Public Health Sara Hayes has welcomed calls to end the nationwide annual Christmas tour by the Coca-Cola truck.

Smartphone App will help people find the quickest care

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:00:17 GMT

People in North Wales who need treatment for an injury can now get up to the minute information on waiting times at the regions Minor Injuries Units and Emergency Departments.

Staff buy new weighing scales after piling on the pounds

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:30:06 GMT

Staff at Princess of Wales Hospital have been piling on the pounds to improve the service they offer to patients.