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23 July 2014
Key recommendations designed to prevent another E.coli outbreak in Wales have been embedded into routine practice by Welsh local authorities, an independent report has found.
22 July 2014
Health boards will take action to increase the number of beds available for critically ill patients by tackling delayed transfers of care, Health Minister Mark Drakeford announced today.
22 July 2014
Patients at Morriston Hospital are benefitting from high-tech orthopaedic surgery, which is reducing the risk of infection and helping to cut waiting times, Health Minister Mark Drakeford today said.
18 July 2014
A £3.5m funding boost to develop primary healthcare services in Wales has been announced by Health Minister Mark Drakeford.
18 July 2014
A multi-million pound package of investment in services to support older people to maintain their independence and remain in their home in the Western Bay area has been unveiled.
16 July 2014
Hospital mortality data can be misleading and does not provide an accurate measure of the quality of care, an independent review finds
16 July 2014
Wales has become the first country in the world to adopt a Declaration of the Rights of Older People, which sets out the rights of older people in Wales.
15 July 2014
Forty four wards in 13 hospitals have been visited as part of the programme of unannounced spot checks to test standards of care for patients, Health Minister Mark Drakeford said today.
15 July 2014
A ban on people smoking in private vehicles when children are present will be introduced in Wales, First Minister Carwyn Jones and Health Minister Mark Drakeford announced today.
09 July 2014
The NHS in Wales will become a living wage employer, Health Minister Mark Drakeford announced today
07 July 2014
Wales will be marking National Transplant Week (July 7-13) with Time to Talk events planned across the country
04 July 2014
Deputy Minister for Social Services, Gwenda Thomas has announced the appointment of Councillor Simon Hancock as a new member to the Care Council for Wales.
03 July 2014
The Care Council for Wales will receive £10m funding from the Welsh Government in 2014-15 to regulate the social care workforce and ensure workers receive appropriate training and qualifications.
02 July 2014
The Welsh NHS needs to view complaints about patient care as a gift and an opportunity for improving services, an independent review today said.
26 June 2014
National leadership arrangements for social services in Wales are to be replicated at a regional level to help deliver the transformational change in social care.
26 June 2014
People will become eligible for social care when they cannot meet their own well-being needs without a care and support plan under new national eligibility criteria for social care.
25 June 2014
The Welsh Government is strengthening its support for veterans and serving military personnel in Wales, including unique services in the NHS and council tax relief.
25 June 2014
An £18m investment in essential equipment and facilities for the NHS by the Welsh Government will ensure the nation’s health service is fit for the challenges of the 21st century.
23 June 2014
Public information adverts about the new organ donation legislation in Wales will be broadcast from Monday 23 June.
20 June 2014
Unannounced spot checks to test standards of care for elderly patients at district general hospitals across Wales are now underway, Health Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed.
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