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24th April 2013

Welsh Health Minister announces plans to tackle delays discharging patients awaiting care decisions

New Welsh Government Health Minister Mark Drakeford has pledged to tackle delays in discharging patients caused by wrangling over who will pay for future care. 'Bed-blocking' delays can occur when .. read more »

24th April 2013

Social services minister puts 'Wellbeing' at heart of services

Social Services Minister Gwenda Thomas has published a document aimed at improving the well-being of those who receive care and of carers. The document, called the Well-being Statement, sets out th.. read more »

23rd April 2013

Nurses warn 'culture of fear' deters whistle-blowers

At its annual conference in Liverpool the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has warned that a "culture of fear and intimidation" is stopping its members speaking out about poor care in some workplaces... read more »

22nd April 2013

PM defends proposals to make trainee nurses do 'basic' care work

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has today (April 22) defended proposals to ensure trainee nurses in England undertake a year's work as healthcare assistants in hospitals before starting their nur.. read more »

15th April 2013

One week left to nominate care heroes for Wales Care Awards

The deadline for nominations to the Wales Care Awards 2013 has been extended until April 22. There's just one week left to nominate in categories including: Nurse of the year Residential care p.. read more »

10th April 2013

One in six dementia sufferers feel lonely and isolated, report reveals

More than 60% of people who have Alzheimer's say they feel anxious or depressed and just over a third say they've lost friends since being diagnosed with the disease, according to a new report publi.. read more »

8th April 2013

Care homes review site reveals mixed reviews

A report about comments received by the Good Care Guide website has highlighted a number of complaints about neglect and a lack of dignity shown to older people in some of its care home reviews. A .. read more »

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