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25th March 2020

£500,000 Fund for Firms who Come up with Digital Support Solutions

£500,000 of funding is available for technology companies who come up with digital support solutions for people who need to stay at home because of coronavirus. The funding will be available to innovators who can find digital ways to support people who need help during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The ‘Techforce19’ challenge aims to support…

28th February 2020

Improvements in emergency waiting times and Ambulance Service hits target for January

Welsh Government response to the latest NHS Wales performance statistics. A Welsh Government spokesperson said: It is testament to the hard work of front line staff and robust winter planning that the Welsh Ambulance Service met its target for the most serious “red” patients, and improvements were made against the national 4 hour target for…

28th February 2020

New Treatment Fund cuts average access time for new medicines from 90 to 13 days

As it hits its three-year milestone, Welsh Government’s £80 million New Treatment Fund has cut the average time it takes for newly-recommended medicines to become available to patients by 85%, from 90 to 13 days. The Fund is speeding up access to life-improving and life-saving new treatments through annual £16 million grants to Wales’ Health…

23rd February 2020

Welsh Meditech Firm Joins Fight to Control Coronavirus

Digital technology developed in Wales could play a leading part in helping doctors stem the spread of the coronavirus epidemic. A Cardiff-based medical technology company, Bond Digital Health, has joined the global effort to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak which has so far claimed more than 2,000 lives. Bond has joined an international consortium led by…

03rd February 2020

Student nurse Laura’s commitment to patient wellbeing

A Swansea University student has launched a campaign to collect basic toiletries and resources for hospital patients who are unable to access them themselves. Laura Davies, a third year Adult Nursing student, realised some patients rely on the generosity of the public to donate them. Laura said she was inspired to launch the initiative after…

27th January 2020

University joins philanthropist’s quest to understand why some patients stay free from cancer after treatment

Eminent philanthropist and three-time cancer survivor James Hull has joined forces with six universities across the country to investigate why cancer returns in some people and not others. Focusing on patients who have had successful treatment of advanced cancer and in whom the cancer has not reoccurred for at least five years, researchers from Swansea…

08th January 2020

Pinpoint secures new investment to develop ImpactAir Range

Pinpoint Scientific, specialist product designers and manufacturers of environmental monitoring solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries, is pleased to announce it has secured further investment into the business, to aid the developmen
06th January 2020

Nurse Staffing Levels for Wales extended to benefit more patients

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has today announced plans to extend the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act to include paediatric inpatient wards by April 2021. The extension will require approval by the Senedd before becoming law. The Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016 places a general duty on all health boards to provide sufficient nurses to…

06th January 2020

Multimillion pound boost for Cystic Fibrosis centre announced

First Minister Mark Drakeford will today announce an extra £4.7m to redevelop and expand the All Wales Adult Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Centre at University Hospital Llandough. The centre is the only specialised adult CF centre in Wales and provides a friendly and caring environment for people with CF, ensuring they receive the best possible therapy…

06th January 2020

Health Technology Wales celebrates second anniversary and sets vision for 2020

Health Technology Wales (HTW) celebrated its second anniversary with an event to showcase the impact it’s making on health and care in Wales. Stakeholders from a variety of sectors joined several key decision makers, who delivered a series of thought-provoking talks about HTW’s role to support a national approach to the identification, appraisal and adoption…