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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…

18th August 2020

How a Welsh Engineering Company Became Lead PPE Supplier in the UK

In years to come, many people will look back on the COVID crisis as a make or break moment in their personal and business lives. For Oliver Conger, Managing Director of Port Talbot-based Rototherm Group, the past four months have seen him and his team ride a rollercoaster of emotions – from staring down the…

18th August 2020

Welsh Medical Supply Firm Endorsed for for High Quality PPE Gowns

A leading medical supply company in Wales has secured CE marking for its stock of personal protective equipment (PPE). Hospital Innovations specialises in delivering innovative and safe solutions to hospitals and clinics worldwide, and in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, has made sourcing PPE for facilities in the UK a priority. The CE mark, which…

05th August 2020

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31st July 2020

Innovate UK backs development of COVID-19 T cell test

Cardiff-based Indoor Biotechnologies has been awarded funding from Innovate UK to develop a COVID-19 test using T cells. Identifying people who have already been infected with the virus and become immune could have huge benefits for enabling society to safely return to normality. Since the symptoms of COVID-19 can vary from person to person, and…

24th July 2020

How a Medtech Firm Answered the NHS’s Call During Covid-19

Signum Health reports a six-fold increase in the number of contract wins compared with pre-Covid 19 numbers Demand for digital diagnostics and social prescribing services by healthcare providers has significantly increased since the Covid-19 pandemic, as the NHS looks at alternative ways of caring for its patients during lockdown. Among those to answer the call…

24th July 2020

2.8% Pay Increase for Doctors and Dentists in Wales

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has announced a 2.8% pay uplift for doctors and dentists in Wales. The increase is in line with the recommendations of the 48th Report of the Doctors and Dentists Review Body (DDRB) which was laid before Parliament this week. Mr Gething said: I am pleased to announce that I will accept…

21st July 2020

Port Talbot Confirmed as UK Government Manufacturing Hub for PPE

A UK Government drive to increase UK production of face coverings has started at two sites across the UK, with one in Wales, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove has announced. Following the procurement of ten production lines, the UK Government has been working with suppliers in Port Talbot and Blackburn to…

17th July 2020

Four Health Boards in Wales Fail to Meet their Financial Duty

Four of the seven health boards in Wales once again failed to meet their financial duty to break-even over a three-year period, according to their 2019-20 accounts.   Across NHS Wales, the total in-year deficit fell from £96 million in 2018-19 to £89 million. The three-year cumulative over-spend across the NHS reduced from £411 million to…

17th July 2020

NHS Wales Health Boards’ £470m Debt Written-off

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has written-off the £470m owed by NHS organisations in Wales so they can focus on recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 2014 the Welsh Government has provided strategic cash support of £470m for historic debt and this will now not have to be repaid. Mr Gething said: It is now six…