New Tool Opens up Heart Surgery Data to Families

An innovative communication tool has been launched that will help people make sense of published survival data about children’s heart surgery in the UK and Ireland. The website, Understanding Children’s Heart Surgery Outcomes, shows decision-makers and parents that hospitals should not be ranked by their survival rates, because hospitals treat different patients — high performing hospitals can [...]

By |2016-06-22T14:11:31+00:00June 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

UK Has ‘Lowest Breastfeeding Rates’

New research from Swansea University has found that mothers want society to be supportive of their choice to breastfeed. The study, published in Breastfeeding Medicine, was led by Dr Amy Brown in the Department of Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences and explored the experiences of over 1,100 new mothers who had recently breastfed towards the breastfeeding [...]

By |2016-04-21T15:50:20+00:00April 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Plans to Develop New Unit for North Wales Approved

The first set of plans for a new state-of-the-art unit to care for very sick and premature babies in North Wales have been approved by the Welsh government. The outline business case for the new Sub Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Centre (SuRNICC), which will be based at Glan Clwyd Hospital, has been given the green [...]

By |2016-03-23T16:16:24+00:00March 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|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|Uncategorized|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|Uncategorized|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|Uncategorized|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|Uncategorized|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|Uncategorized|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|Uncategorized|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|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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