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10th December 2019

MediWales Innovation Awards 2019 Photo Gallery

On the 4th of December 2019 we welcomed guests to the 14th annual MediWales Innovation Awards.

06th December 2019

Winners announced for MediWales Innovation Awards

Winners have been announced at the fourteenth annual MediWales Innovation Awards, which celebrate outstanding achievements in NHS Wales and in the Welsh life science and health technology communities.
01st December 2019

Twins’ journey to become doctors sees them reunited in Swansea

Identical twins Will and Alex Carroll-Adams have been reunited at Swansea University as they both pursue their ambition to become a doctor. Will is in his fourth and final year of the graduate entry medicine (GEM) course but he has now been joined by Alex who has just begun his studies. Both the 27-year-old twins…

26th November 2019

Health Technology Wales to Offer Scientific Advice to Industry

Developers of non-medicine health technologies can optimise their plans with help from Health Technology Wales, the national organisation set up by the Welsh Government. Scientific advice will be available in early 2020 to provide support to developers, from new startups to established companies. This will include advice on the evidence needed to demonstrate the value…

25th November 2019

Forth Recognised as Best Welsh Innovation of the Year

Forth have been awarded the Welsh Innovation of the year award last night at the Welsh SME Business Awards 2019. Forth are an innovative at-home blood testing kit that helps users optimise their own health to alleviate pressure on the NHS. The awards were a celebration of SME entrepreneurs and thriving businesses that service all…

13th November 2019

New Global Pharma Centre of Excellence Opens in South Wales

Welsh Government has invested £0.5m in a new £9.5m facility for Irish-owned, global pharma industry supplier Sharp, which was officially opened in Rhymney. Sharp – part of UDG Healthcare plc, a Dublin-based global leader in contract packaging and clinical supply services, cut the ribbon on the state-of the-art Clinical Services Centre of Excellence, enabling the…

13th November 2019

Welsh Digital Health Company Secures Global Deals

Cardiff-based Bond Digital Health is predicting significant growth in 2020 on the back of inroads made into the global diagnostics market. The digital health company, based at the Life Sciences Hub Wales, has doubled its 2020 revenue predictions from £1.5m to more than £3m as a result of recent trips to California in which it…

05th November 2019

Appointment of two Independent Members of the Board of Community Health Councils

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has announced the appointment of two Independent Members of the Board of Community Health Councils (CHCs). Sarah Finnegan-Dehn has been appointed from 01 October 2019 and Meri Huws will be appointed from 01 April 2020. CHCs act as the public voice in letting health services know what people want and how…

05th November 2019

£30 million to support health and social care services this winter

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has announced additional funding of £30 million to support the delivery of frontline health and social care services this winter. The money will help people access care closer to home and enable people to leave hospital when they’re ready, with appropriate ongoing care or support in place. Of the £30 million,…

22nd October 2019

University honoured for dedication to equality

Swansea University is celebrating after being rewarded for its ongoing commitment to gender equality. As part of the Athena SWAN Charter scheme run by the Equality Challenge Unit, the University already holds a silver institutional award – one of only 13 universities in the UK, and the only non-Russell Group University to achieve this. Now…