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29th October 2014

Dementia leading cause of women's deaths in England and Wales, statistics show

Dementia is the leading cause of death among women in England and Wales for the second consecutive year, according to statistics released by the Office for National Statistics. The disease now far .. read more »

27th October 2014

Wales Care Awards: packed-out ceremony was an 'inspirational' night

The Wales Care Awards ceremony on Friday, October 24, in Cardiff's City Hall was a packed-out night to remember which saw 56 finalists presented with awards in 21 categories ranging from excell.. read more »

27th October 2014

Wales Care Awards 2014: List of winners announced

The winners of the 2014 Wales Care Awards were announced at a packed-out ceremony at Cardiff's City Hall on Friday, October 24, 2014. There were 18 awards categories plus three .. read more »

21st October 2014

BBC1 Wales documentary tonight: Prioritise dementia care to take strain off the NHS, call from geriatrics professor

A documentary on dementia care in Wales, to be screened on BBC1 Wales tonight, will carry a warning that the NHS in Wales will grind to a halt unless more is done to help care for dem.. read more »

17th October 2014

Wales Care Awards 2014: Shortlist announced for sell-out event on October 24 in Cardiff's City Hall

The prestigious 'social care Oscars', the Wales Care Awards, will take place one week from today, on October 24, in Cardiff's City Hall. This year marks the 12th year of the awards which honour the.. read more »

14th October 2014

Nursing recruitment crisis: task force wins RCN approval

Plans for a task force to promote collaborative working between the independent sector and the NHS over a nursing recruitment crisis have been given the thumbs up by the Royal College of Nursin.. read more »

7th October 2014

Give it a go: Providers encouraged to take part in 'shwmae' day on October 15

Care providers are being encouraged to say 'shwmae' (or 'sumae' in North Wales) on October 15 to encourage the active use of Welsh in care homes.  'Diwrnod Shwmae / Su’mae' is&.. read more »

6th October 2014

Joint task force set up to address shortage of qualified nurses in social care

Following the All Wales Nurses Conference held in Llandudno on September 17 a task force has been set up to tackle the issue of nurse shortages in social care settings across Wales. The joint task .. read more »

3rd October 2014

Food in some care homes criticised by Older People's Commissioner

The Older People's Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira, has told the BBC that some care home residents were becoming 'malnourished' because not enough care was going into the food they were offere.. read more »

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