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06th April 2020

Welsh Government Call for Businesses to Develop Rapid Sanitising Solutions for Emergency Vehicles

The Welsh Government is asking for businesses to help develop rapid sanitising solutions for emergency vehicles as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic. It currently takes up to 45 minutes to clean ambulances once they have transported someone with suspected coronavirus. Businesses are being urged to work with NHS Wales, in partnership with…

06th April 2020

Urgent Call for People to Support the NHS, Retailers and Manufacturers

The coronavirus outbreak has sparked an urgent call for people to help essential services like the NHS and food retailers meet the intense demands upon them. Recruitment agencies have answered the call by working round the clock to find workers who can fill the gaps. Health boards across the Cardiff Capital Region are in urgent…

06th April 2020

Virtual Doctor Appointments Rolled out Across Wales

All GP practices in Wales can now access a new system, which allows people to have online appointments with their doctor and other healthcare professionals. Working together, the Welsh Government and TEC Cymru produced a proposal for the rapid delivery of the video consultation service for all GPs in Wales in response to the Coronavirus…

06th April 2020

Medical students to join NHS workforce to battle coronavirus

Final year medical students from Swansea University will be joining NHS staff in the fight against Covid-19. The General Medical Council is offering early provisional registration to students who wish to sign up to begin duties and help respond to the pandemic. Professor Kamila Hawthorne, Head of Graduate Entry Medicine at Swansea University Medical School,…

06th April 2020

University’s high-tech help to share vital health information

Innovation experts at Swansea University are playing a key role in improving the way hospitals use information about patients. Staff from the Healthcare Technology Centre (HTC) are helping to develop new e-whiteboards which are used to record important health details while a patient is on the ward. Whiteboards are a familiar site near a ward…

30th March 2020

Students get set to support frontline NHS colleagues during virus crisis

Midwifery and paramedic students from Swansea University will be lending their support to frontline NHS colleagues in the fight to against the coronavirus pandemic. The entire third year of the University’s midwifery degree will be assisting qualified midwives as they look after women and their families at maternity units in health boards across south Wales….

30th March 2020

Dyson ventilators: MHRA and NHS clinicians involved throughout process

The new CoVent ventilator designed by Dyson and TTP had outside experts from Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the NHS involved throughout the design process. The UK government has placed an order for 10,000 ventilators from the company following its appeal to industry to manufacture more essential equipment in anticipation of a surge…

30th March 2020

Students step in to offer childcare to vital health workers

A group of Swansea University students have come up with a practical way of helping NHS staff during the coronavirus pandemic. The Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) students have stepped in to offer emergency relief childcare to Swansea health workers. Medical student Abigail Lyndon founded the Swansea GEM Relief Childcare scheme which sees medical and physician…

30th March 2020

Urgent Call for People to Support the NHS, Retailers and Manufacturers

The coronavirus outbreak has sparked an urgent call for people to help essential services like the NHS and food retailers meet the intense demands upon them. Recruitment agencies have answered the call by working round the clock to find workers who can fill the gaps. Health boards across the Cardiff Capital Region are in urgent…

27th March 2020

COVID-19: Call for Rapid Sanitising Technology for Ambulances

Do you have an innovative or novel approach to get ambulances cleaner quicker to help combat Coronavirus? The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is looking for rapid sanitising technology to speed up the time it takes to clean ambulances to help in the national effort against Coronavirus and save lives. It can take up to…