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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…

21st January 2019

Let’s put digitally savvy young people in control of their own health and help heal a nation

Written By Ian Bond Young people growing up in Wales today are digital natives who have never known a world without high-speed internet. Always online and constantly connected, for them digital devices like smartphones and tablets are an integral part of their daily lives. At the same time this generation is facing a number of…

12th December 2018

Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales approved by NHS Wales to provide proton therapy treatment for adults

The Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales has been approved by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC) to provide high energy proton beam therapy to adult patients referred from the NHS in Wales. The Newport centre, which is operated by Proton Partners International, is the first centre in the UK to offer high energy proton beam therapy….