New Tips for Avoiding Mistakes in Pediatric Chest Radiography

While radiography remains the gold standard in pediatric imaging, it is rife with opportunities for error because cooperation and positioning are often challenging for such patients. In response, a group of pediatric radiologists practicing in Seattle, WA, published a paper that outlines pitfalls in pediatric chest radiography while offering tips and tricks for avoiding potential [...]

By |2016-10-26T14:23:07+00:00October 26th, 2016|Paediatrics|0 Comments

Global Life Expectancy Sees Impressive Increase

Dramatic gains in life expectancy have been made globally since 2000, but major inequalities persist within and among countries, according to this year’s World Health Statistics: Monitoring Health for the SDGs. Life expectancy increased by five years between 2000 and 2015, the fastest increase since the 1960s. Those gains reverse declines during the 1990s, when [...]

By |2016-05-26T10:35:42+00:00May 26th, 2016|Paediatrics|0 Comments

Swaddled Babies Linked to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

The risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) appears to increase when infants are swaddled while sleeping on their stomachs or sides, new research has found. The analysis, carried out by the University of Bristol, looked at four studies, which spanned two decades and covered three diverse geographical areas, including regions of England; Tasmania in [...]

By |2016-05-10T21:33:53+00:00May 11th, 2016|Paediatrics|0 Comments

Treatment Closer to Home Thanks to Extra £1.2 Million Every Year

More people will have rehabilitation services closer to their homes and be able to access online physiotherapy support, Deputy Health Minister Vaughan Gething has announced. A £1.2 million annual investment from the Welsh government will help to transform the way neuro-rehabilitation services are provided in Wales. A new children’s neuro-rehabilitation service is being set up [...]

By |2016-03-22T16:16:26+00:00March 22nd, 2016|Neurology, Paediatrics|0 Comments

Statement on the Petition to Return Overnight Paediatrics to Withybush Hospital

Chief Executive Steve Moore said, ‘We acknowledge this petition, and clearly we still have a significant challenge ahead in demonstrating to the Pembrokeshire public the safety of the services we provide our children from both Withybush and Glangwili hospitals. ‘The majority of healthcare for children is still provided in Pembrokeshire, through our GP services, including [...]

By |2016-03-10T23:06:27+00:00March 10th, 2016|Health Services, Paediatrics|1 Comment

Sound Idea is Helping to Keep Mums with their Babies

A simple way of making sure parents can spend as much time as possible with their newborns has been given the seal of approval by mums at Singleton Hospital’s special care baby unit. They have able to take advantage of new headphones which block out noise or allow them to plug in their own music. [...]

By |2016-03-08T22:10:31+00:00March 8th, 2016|Paediatrics, Parenting|0 Comments

Cwm Taf Champions Offer Support to Youngsters to Help them Quit Smoking

Did you know that Cwm Taf University Health Board has 85 no smoking champions which are located in most wards and departments throughout the health board? Staff Nurses Katie Holloway, 25 and Rebecca Jade Smith, 24 are two of the health board’s no smoking champions and are based on the paediatric unit at Prince Charles [...]

By |2016-03-06T17:07:38+00:00March 6th, 2016|Paediatrics, Smoking|0 Comments

New Pregnancy and Childhood Surveillance Tool to Drive Improvements in Public Health

The Public Health Wales Observatory has developed a new easy-to-use interactive tool about health and wellbeing in pregnancy and childhood. The Pregnancy and Childhood Surveillance Tool provides information about pregnancy at health board level, and about childhood at local authority level. The tool is an easy way for users to look at indicators like the percentage [...]

By |2016-02-09T16:21:13+00:00February 9th, 2016|Paediatrics, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Health Visitors Achieve Baby Friendly Accreditation

A dedicated team of health visitors have achieved a prestigious accreditation following an initiative to promote and support breastfeeding and strengthen mother, baby and family relationships. The team from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and Flying Start achieved the Baby Friendly Accreditation after a four-year process to implement Baby Friendly Standards. The Baby Friendly [...]

By |2016-02-07T22:15:39+00:00February 7th, 2016|Achievement, Paediatrics|0 Comments

Call to Improve Health Services for Women and Children

Hywel Dda Health Board has taken action to improve women and children’s services in Withybush and Glangwili hospitals and will take advice from its doctors and nurses before making any further changes to overnight rotas and gynaecology surgery. At a full health board meeting recently held, board members approved an action plan detailing the measures [...]

By |2016-02-01T16:49:32+00:00February 1st, 2016|Paediatrics, Women's health|0 Comments
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