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The number of people living with coronary heart disease in Wales is falling but it still claims the lives of more than 4,300 people a year, a new report published today shows.
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- Amending the Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations 2009 to transpose Article 38 of the Offshore Safety Directive
- Extending access to intermediary services for descendants and relatives of adopted people
- Renting Homes – Illustrative Model Contract
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Section highlightThe Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill
The Bill aims to improve the Public Sector response in Wales to gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - June 2014
Our pipeline provides visibility of infrastructure investment activity across Wales.
1st Supplementary Budget 2014-15 »
The 1st Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the Final Budget for 2014-15, which was published in December 2013.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
A monthly report presenting statistics on the transfer of NHS patients to a more appropriate care setting.
- The total number of patients experiencing a delayed transfer of care was 474; this is an increase of 87 (22.5%) on the previous month, and 8 (1.7%) up on the figure in June 2013.
- Health care reasons accounted for 28% of all delays, community care reasons for 25%, waiting for availability of care home place 17% and selection of care home 13%.
- 167 patients were delayed on acute wards, 105 on community wards, 89 in mental health facilities, 105 on rehabilitation wards, and 8 on other wards.
- 195 (41%) patients were aged 85 and over, including 90 (19%) aged 90 plus.
- Of those patients waiting to leave hospital, 208 (51%) had been delayed less than 3 weeks, while 12 (3%) had been delayed for more than 26 weeks.
- The median length of delay for patients waiting to leave hospital was 21 days; 15 days for patients on acute wards, 21 days for patients on community wards, 62 days for patients in mental health facilities, and 16 days for patients on rehabilitation wards.
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