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20th October 2020

Queen’s Birthday Honours: The Welsh heroes honoured for their work in pandemic

The Queen’s Birthday Honours list was postponed from June in order to honour those who have made outstanding contributions during the coronavirus pandemic. The Queen’s Birthday Honours list has recognised the health professionals and members of the community who have made a difference to people’s lives during the coronavirus pandemic. The list was postponed from…

16th October 2020

New Local Testing Site Opened in Swansea

A new walk-through coronavirus testing facility has opened for those with symptoms to book appointments at the Grand Theatre, in Swansea, as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to continue to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for local communities. Testing is available only for those with coronavirus symptoms – a high temperature, a new,…

08th October 2020

Student Matt says Covid-19 taught him what it really means to be a nurse

When Swansea University nursing student Matt Townsend was given the opportunity to join the NHS frontline at the height of coronavirus crisis, he knew just what he had to do. The severity of the pandemic led to an appeal to student nurses like Matt to opt to take up clinical placements that would help strengthen…

05th October 2020

Clinical Coding Not Getting the Profile it Needs Within NHS Wales

The current pandemic provides a real opportunity to raise the profile and secure improvements to a function that underpins the data upon which the NHS relies   Clinical coding continues to have a low profile at Board level, and arrangements could be enhanced by critically examining the level of investment in resources, good quality source…

05th October 2020

NHS Test and Trace: The development behind the COVID-19 app

The day after the release of the NHS England and Wales COVID-19 contact tracing app, Ian Bolland spoke to Wolfgang Emmerich, CEO, Zühlke Engineering, the developer behind the app. After its release, Emmerich was quoted in The Times saying the app was “arguably the best in the world,” something which he says he does not…

01st October 2020

Over 10 Million Downloads of NHS COVID-19 App

People in Wales and England have given an overwhelming response to calls for them to download the new NHS COVID-19 app, with over 10 million people downloading it so far, 6 million of whom did so on its first day. The app forms a central part of the NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect programme –…

22nd September 2020

Health Tech Firms Solutions Go Live at Welsh Health Board

Health tech company DrDoctor has built on its strong presence in Wales, announcing its solutions are going live for patients of the Hywel Dda University Health Board. With DrDoctor services now running in three out of the seven Welsh Health Boards, the company now fills an integral role in the implementation of a value based…

17th September 2020

Welsh Hospital Upgrade Cost Over £60m More than Approved

Complex £171 million programme of asbestos removal and refurbishment at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd was completed successfully only a few months later than planned. An Audit Wales report sets out the key factors contributing to the significant increase in project costs. Following two asbestos-related incidents in 2010, the need for action to strip asbestos from Ysbyty…

18th August 2020

Welsh Company Hits Fundraising Target to Expand Virtual Reality into Healthcare

Wales-based immersive technology in healthcare pioneer Rescape Innovation has hit its £300k target through Crowdcube to help the company expand its proven use of virtual reality in the treatment of patients and to help frontline NHS staff. The Crowdcube fundraiser has already hit its £300k target at a pre-money valuation of £3.1m, with significant pledges…

18th August 2020

Mask making facility established in Wales following £1.5m investment

A £1.5 million investment by Hardshell is set to see a medical-grade mask-making facility established in Wales. Expand Life Sciences Hub Wales has supported Hardshell, a producer of protective defensive equipment such as body armour and demining suits, to secure product certifications that will allow it to become the first in the UK to produce…