Dementia Mismanagement Costing Health System up to £1 Billion a Year

A new report by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) demonstrates that a failure to prevent, diagnose, and treat depression, diabetes and urinary tract infections in people with dementia could be costing the UK’s health and social care system up to nearly £1 billion per year. The report, Dementia and Comorbidities: Ensuring parity of [...]

By |2016-04-15T13:14:30+00:00April 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hospitals Across South Wales Valleys Dealing with Unprecedented Demand

February went on record for the highest number of patients attending A&E departments across Wales during that month since records began in 2006, statistics have revealed. That trend continued in to March – with more than 9,000 patients having attended A&E departments across the Cwm Taf area in the month alone. Kath McGrath, Assistant Director [...]

By |2016-04-11T13:29:25+00:00April 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

GPs Are Reaching Breaking Point

A new campaign urging family doctors to take regular breaks in order to keep their patients safe has been launched by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). The college says that general practice – like aviation and long haul driving – is a ‘safety critical industry’ and that the rules for preventing fatigue in [...]

By |2016-04-11T13:17:46+00:00April 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Pioneering Health Service for Prestatyn to Launch in April

A pioneering health service for Prestatyn will give 23,000 patients a much wider range of care when it starts in April, the man spearheading the project has pledged. Former GP Dr Chris Stockport is leading the team creating Healthy Prestatyn Iach, which is taking over two medical practices. The service is being run directly by [...]

By |2016-03-29T13:12:45+00:00March 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Dental Contracts to Improve Access for Patients

Hywel Dda University Health Board is reassuring residents living in South Pembrokeshire that they will continue to have access to a full range of dental services following some changes in provision. The health board is in the process of commissioning a contract within the South of the county in order to increase the amount of [...]

By |2016-03-27T01:39:42+00:00March 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Updated Welsh Language Strategy Launched

An updated framework to strengthen the use of the Welsh language in health and social care has today been launched by Minister for Health and Social Services Mark Drakeford. At its heart is the idea that being able to use your own language must be a core component of care – not an optional extra. [...]

By |2016-03-23T16:18:52+00:00March 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top Patient Experience Award for Hywel Dda University Health Board Employee

Hywel Dda University Health Board’s only dedicated patient experience manager has said she is ‘over the moon’ after she was awarded a top national accolade for her work. Anna Tee, who has held her role for the last 11 years, collected the Patient Experience Network National Award (PENNA) at a special conference recently. The health [...]

By |2016-03-13T20:44:04+00:00March 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pioneering Mobile Heart Clinic to Help Cut Waiting Times for North Wales Patients

A pioneering mobile heart scanning clinic that's the first of its kind in the UK is helping to cut waiting times for patients in rural parts of Gwynedd and Anglesey. The clinic was set up by Dr Graham Thomas, a GP specialising in heart problems and is staffed by specialist nurses and cardiac physiologists using [...]

By |2016-03-07T16:53:56+00:00March 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Appointment System for Andrews Medical Practice

A new system has been implemented by Andrews Medical Practice, Llanelli to improve appointment booking for patients. The appointment telephone lines will be open between 8am and 11am; patients who need to see or speak to a GP should ring the practice on 01554 778 017 between these hours. The reception team will require some [...]

By |2016-03-07T16:52:03+00:00March 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bright Sparks Help Transform Ty Olwen Family Room

An eight-hour makeover by determined volunteers has helped transform the day room at Morriston Hospital’s Ty Olwen. Now people using the hospice can enjoy spending time together in relaxing surroundings after the team updated and revamped the area. It has already been given the seal of approval by grateful patients who barely waited for the [...]

By |2016-03-06T17:07:05+00:00March 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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