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28th March 2019

NHS Wales continues performance improvement despite another record busy month

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has welcomed improvements in emergency department performance and progress in cutting the longest waits for treatment despite another record busy month. Commenting on the latest performance statistics published today, Mr Gething also thanked NHS Wales staff for their hard work and commitment during the busy period. The highest number of patients…

28th March 2019

New standards for GP practices to raise and improve level of service for patients in Wales

The recent National Survey results showed a decline in satisfaction with GP services from 90% being satisfied in 2016-17 to 86% in 2017-18 and 42% of participants found it difficult to make an appointment at their practice an increase from 38% in the previous year. People in Wales should know what to expect when they…

26th March 2019

University’s nursing department in running for top awards

The high standard of nursing education on offer at Swansea University has led to it being shortlisted for four honours at a prestigious national awards event. Next month’s Student Nursing Times Awards sees the University’s Department of Nursing in the running for the Nurse Education Provider of the Year (Pre-registration) category – to the delight…

26th March 2019

University team sharing award-winning ways of supporting mums-to-be

Swansea University’s Midwifery and Parenting Centre has proved so successful, the team behind it are set to share their experiences with colleagues across Wales. The Centre, at the University’s Health and Wellbeing Academy, offers free antenatal and postnatal care and support delivered by student midwives. Now its work has helped earn Dr Sarah Norris, Swansea…

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…