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20th May 2014

Help for the frail elderly to remain at home: details of projects to get share of £50m fund announced

Details of projects that have received funding from a £50m Welsh Government investment in services for the frail elderly have been announced by deputy minister for social services, Gwenda Thom.. read more »

16th May 2014

NHS Wales: new NHS head and director for health and social services announced

Dr Andrew Goodall has been appointed as the Welsh Government’s new Director General for Health and Social Services and Chief Executive of NHS Wales, the Permanent Secretary, Sir Derek Jones an.. read more »

13th May 2014

Trusted To Care: Spot-checks into care of older people in Welsh hospitals ordered

The care of older people in all major hospitals in Wales will be inspected following the publication of a damning report into care provided by a South Wales health board, Health Minister Mark Drakef.. read more »

8th May 2014

Social Services Wales: transformation set for 2016 says minister

Social Services Minister Gwenda Thomas has said that the promised transformation of social services following the newly-passed Social Services and Well-Being (Wales) Act will take effect from April .. read more »

2nd May 2014

Health complaints - numbers show significant rise across Wales since 2009

The number of complaints against health boards across Wales has risen significantly in the last four years, according to figures obtained by Plaid Cymru. The data shows that between 2009-2010 and 2.. read more »

2nd May 2014

Powys care home in spotlight over mistreatment of resident

A social services report on the abuse of a 73-year-old woman resident in a Powys care home is due out today. Veronica Teal, a resident in the Bethshan Nursing Home in Newtown, Powys since November .. read more »

1st May 2014

Social Services Wales: Landmark legislation gains Royal Assent

The Social Services and Well-Being (Wales) Act has today (May 1) achieved Royal Assent, with First Minister Carwyn Jones hailing it as, "one of the most significant the Assembly has passed since it .. read more »

1st May 2014

Secretly filmed care home footage shown on BBC's Panorama programme

BBC1's Panorama programme last night (April 30) aired secretly filmed footage which showed mistreatment of residents at a care home in Essex. Now seven members of staff have been sacked and one sus.. read more »

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