Number of SUIs in Welsh Hospitals Sees Massive Increase

 The number of SUIs (serious untoward incidents) in Welsh hospitals has increased by 128 per cent in the past three years, figures obtained by the Conservatives have revealed. In 2014/15, the number of incidents that resulted in severe harm or avoidable deaths to patients was 945. In 2011/12 the figure was 414. BMA Cymru Wales [...]

By |2016-04-12T13:33:42+00:00April 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Choosing your Health Services this Easter

Doctors and nurses are urging local people to add health into their list of spring clean jobs this Easter. Staff at Hywel Dda University Health Board are reminding people of the need to think early about repeat prescriptions, and opening hours of GP surgeries and community pharmacies as the Easter holidays approach. And choosing well [...]

By |2016-03-21T15:39:51+00:00March 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Course Helping Staff Set the Standard for Emergency Care

A groundbreaking new course which aims to help standardise the care provided by emergency nurse practitioners and emergency paramedic practitioners has been launched at Cefn Coed Hospital in Swansea. Staff who work in emergency departments and minor injury units across South Wales attended the first session of the course, hosted by ABMU, which will see [...]

By |2016-02-17T16:49:10+00:00February 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

72 Per Cent of Emergency Ambulance Calls Reached Within Eight Minutes

More than 72 per cent of people with life threatening illnesses and injuries received an emergency response from the Welsh Ambulance Service within eight minutes in December 2015, new figures show. The statistics for December 2015 – the third month of a year-long pilot to test changes to the way the Welsh Ambulance Service responds [...]

By |2016-01-31T23:06:35+00:00January 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments