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

Mental Health Treatment Taking ‘Years’

Statistics obtained by BBC Wales have found that a number of patients suffering mental health problems are having to wait several years for treatment. Although patients experiencing chronic problems are often seen within a week, some waits are mounting to over four years. Aneurin Bevan Health Board is reported as making sufferers endure the lengthiest [...]

By |2016-04-14T14:19:25+00:00April 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Transport Services for Sick Babies Severely Under Resourced

New research from Bliss, the premature and sick baby charity, has found that half of the specialist neonatal transport services across the UK have reported staffing shortages. Bliss’ report, Transfers of premature and sick babies, shows that in a one week snapshot, half of the neonatal transport services across the UK reported gaps in their [...]

By |2016-04-13T13:34:47+00:00April 13th, 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

Progress for New Wellness and Wellbeing Project

Discussions are underway between the Welsh government and the ARCH partners along with Carmarthenshire Council to drive forward plans for a unique Wellness and Life Science Village at Delta Lakes in Llanelli. The multi-million pound Carmarthenshire Council-led project will be the first of its kind and is being developed through ARCH (A Regional Collaboration for Health) [...]

By |2016-04-07T15:48:58+00:00April 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Acute Medical Assessment Unit and Minor Injuries Unit Launched

Patients attending Llanelli’s Prince Philip Hospital in an emergency can expect to be treated in a brand new purpose-built unit at the back of the hospital site from this week. The Acute Medical Assessment Unit (AMAU) – which is part of the health board’s £1.4 million Front of House Project at Prince Philip – officially [...]

By |2016-04-06T21:33:22+00:00April 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Head of Medicines Management for Cwm Taf UHB

Suzanne Scott Thomas is stepping into the role of Head of Medicines Management for Cwm Taf University Health Board, assuming responsibility for strategic development and delivery. Suzanne will be taking over from her predecessor, Howard Rowe, who, after seven years in the post, retired at the end of March. Her wealth of experience includes being [...]

By |2016-04-03T02:58:14+00:00April 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Large Investment to Join up Health and Social Care Services

£60 million is to be invested over the next year to ensure children, adults and older people in Wales receive joined up health and social care services, the Welsh government has announced. £50 million revenue funding will be provided by the Welsh government’s intermediate care fund in 2016-17 to improve care co-ordination between social services, [...]

By |2016-04-03T02:51:33+00:00April 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

University Health Board Welcomes New Independent Member

Judith Hardisty has been appointed to the post of independent member for a period of two years with Hywel Dda University Health Board. Judith joins the University Health Board as a former NHS assistant chief executive (organisational development) and an experienced hr/ workforce director. Judith has more than 20 years’ experience of working at Board [...]

By |2016-03-29T13:14:44+00:00March 29th, 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
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