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29th February 2016

HealthWise Wales survey to take the nation's pulse: research to help understand nation's future health needs

People in Wales are being asked to take part in a confidential online survey to help plan health needs. The HealthWise Wales project, described as the first of its kind in Europe, hopes to collect .. read more »

25th February 2016

Dementia tops list of health worries in Wales according to new survey: act now to reduce risk

Around eight in 10 people worry about developing dementia in Wales and four in 10 think if someone in their family has dementia they may develop it too, according to a survey published today. The W.. read more »

22nd February 2016

Care home group makes dreams come true as teen sweethearts are reunited

Hallmark Care Homes' 'lucky star' competition inviting residents to make a Christmas wish has resulted in a reunion for two former teenage sweethearts. Tony Parkins, 87, who lives at the Anisha Gra.. read more »

22nd February 2016

Funding to support carers to be extended by two years, announces Welsh Government health minister

A £2m funding package is being made available over the next two years to continue the support provided to carers in Wales, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. The.. read more »

19th February 2016

Silver surfer Joy is 'seeing the world' after care home iPad club takes off

A 90-year-old care home resident has found ipad classes have given her a new view of the world and helped her connect with relatives abroad. Joy Storey is a resident at CFW member Penpergwm House n.. read more »

12th February 2016

Awareness campaign launched ahead of implementation of Social Care and Well-being Act

A national awareness campaign was launched on February 11 to inform people in Wales about the changes being introduced by a landmark Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 which comes into .. read more »

11th February 2016

Nurse training places levels to be 'highest since devolution' after £85m funding announcement

The number of nurse training places in Wales will increase by 10% in 2016-17 as part of an £85m investment package by the Welsh Government, the Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakefo.. read more »

8th February 2016

Project is music to the ears of care home residents in Blackwood, says CSSIW Chief Inspector

One of our new members, Glan Yr Afon in Blackwood, Blaenau Gwent, was praised by the Chief Inspector of CSSIW, Imelda Richardson, after she visited it to witness the benefits of music in a care home.. read more »

8th February 2016

Safe Nurse Staffing Levels Bill passed by National Assembly

Assembly Members have passed the Safe Nursing Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill to make sure hospitals have safe levels of nurses on duty at all times. The Bill, passed by AMs on February 4, aims to ens.. read more »

5th February 2016

'Get flu jab' appeal to people with chronic kidney disease and social care workers

Health experts and charities are urging people with chronic kidney disease to get protected against flu as soon as possible. People who suffer from chronic kidney disease are at a higher risk of be.. read more »



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