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05th February 2019

NHS innovators in Wales celebrated at national showcase

Bevan Exemplars presented pioneering health and care projects at the Senedd Health and care professionals who trial and test out innovative ideas on the frontline of the NHS shared their work at a showcase event at the Senedd – National Assembly for Wales on 24 January, sponsored by Dawn Bowden AM. More than 40 Bevan…

05th February 2019

Future funding of social care a priority for government – Vaughan Gething

Health and Social Services Minister Vaughan Gething will today outline the ambitious programme of work to explore a social care levy for Wales. He will take over the work of chairing the inter-Ministerial group on paying for social care, which was set up last year to investigate the future funding options and social care models…

05th February 2019

£7m to improve the mental health of children and young people in Wales

An additional £7.1m will help to protect, improve and support the mental health of children and young people in Wales, Health Minister Vaughan Gething will announce today. The new investment will support the implementation of the Welsh Government’s response to the recommendations made by the National Assembly’s Children, Young People and Education Committee in its…

05th February 2019

Actions to address the greatest public health challenge of our generation – obesity – announced

A consultation on the Welsh Government’s new plan to combat the greatest public health challenge facing Wales – obesity – has been launched by Health Minister Vaughan Gething. Called ‘Healthy Weight: Healthy Wales’, the consultation outlines the actions to be taken to help people in Wales maintain a healthy weight. The UK has one of…

05th February 2019

Health Minister announces £7m investment in south Wales’s hospitals

The Welsh Government is investing £7m in a new operating theatre and two new scanners at hospitals across South Wales, Heath Minister Vaughan Gething announced today. £1m will be used to develop an extra operating theatre at the University Hospital in Llandough, as part of a new elective treatment centre at the hospital. The centre…

05th February 2019

Health Minister announces £1.8m investment to redevelop Gower health centres

Two health centres on the Gower will be redeveloped thanks to a £1.8m investment from the Welsh Government, Health Minister Vaughan Gething announced today. The funding will enable Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board to refurbish and redevelop Penclawdd and Murton health centres, providing modern, fit-for-purpose facilities. The investment in Penclawdd will see a wide…

05th February 2019

Welsh Government host public events in North Wales to tackle obesity as part of new plan

A new Welsh Government consultation has been launched to address one of the greatest public health challenge of our generation – obesity. In Wales 60 % of the adult population and 27% of four and five year olds are overweight. The Welsh Government has launched a new plan to to help people in Wales maintain…

31st January 2019

Innovative national body HTW makes impact on NHS Wales

The independent and innovative national body working to improve the quality of care in Wales has launched its first Impact Report. Health Technology Wales (HTW) has achieved substantial success in developing a strategic approach to the identification, appraisal and adoption of new technologies into health and care settings. Vaughan Gething, Cabinet Secretary for Health and…

31st January 2019

Nurses and support workers looking for ‘rewarding roles’ invited to attend Cardiff Open Day

Support workers and mental health and learning disability nurses looking for a “highly rewarding” career are being encouraged attend a leading healthcare provider’s Cardiff recruitment Open Day. Ludlow Street Healthcare, a specialist provider of care for adults with complex mental health problems, autism, learning disabilities, and neurological conditions, is calling on potential applicants to visit…

30th January 2019

Sarah recognised for her commitment to training the next generation of midwives

Long-standing dedication to training the next generation of midwives has put Sarah Norris and Swansea University’s midwifery team in the running for a top national award. Sarah (above) has been shortlisted for the Excellence in Midwifery Education category in this year’s Royal College of Midwives (RCM) annual awards Head of Midwifery Education and Lead Midwife…