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Proposals for Royal Glamorgan Hospital to lose key services set to go ahead as ... - WalesOnline

Proposals for Royal Glamorgan Hospital to lose key services set to go ahead as ... - WalesOnline

Following the latest announcement, Dr Chris Jones, chairman at Cwm Taf University Health Board, said: “What is clear is that the way in which care will be delivered in all hospitals - not just the Royal Glamorgan Hospital - will be different in







Welsh Government aims to tackle impact of substance misuse

Tackling the harms associated with substance misuse continues to be a key priority for the Welsh Government, Health Minister, Mark Drakeford today explained in a conference to 150 key stakeholders in Swansea.



Welsh Government news: Expert group recommends new mortality data system for Wales

A new Welsh approach to the publication of death rates in hospitals is needed, an expert group has recommended.



Public Board Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A MEETING OF THE CWM TAF UNIVERSITY HEALTH BOARD.





New survey of organ donation legislation shows awareness and understanding is increasing overall in Wales

The most recent public attitude survey of more than 1,000 people across Wales has shown an overall increase in both awareness of the changes and understanding of the detail of the Welsh Government’s new organ donation legislation.  



Steady improvements on GP access across Wales

Latest figures show further steady progress on increasing access to GPs for working people in Wales, Health Minister Mark Drakeford said today (Tuesday 25 February).



Idea to close dementia ward at Pontypridd hospital devastates families - WalesOnline

Idea to close dementia ward at Pontypridd hospital devastates families - WalesOnline

There are currently two wards providing specialist dementia care for older people in the Cwm Taf Health Board area – at the 18-bed unit on Ward One at Dewi Sant Hospital, Pontypridd, and at Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr. But Cwm Taf



I'm not a carer am I?

A NEW campaign to offer support to carers is being launched by Cwm Taf University Health Board together with Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taff councils.  



Public Fora Events

Dates for the March meetings have now been finalised



Minister shares 'real evidence' of improvements in cancer care

The Health Minister has written to Assembly Members to present to them the ‘real evidence’ of improvements seen in cancer care in Wales.





Welsh Government investing £80m to train healthcare professionals

Funding announced by the Welsh Government Health Minister Mark Drakeford will pay for more than 2,000 new students and secure the training of more than 6,100 current students in 2014/15.  



Stockpiling medicines at home could be dangerous pharmacists warn

PHARMACISTS are warning people not to stockpile prescription medicines in their homes as part of Cwm Taf University Health Board’s ongoing Your Medicines Your Health campaign.



Welsh Government project helps over 1,700 former substance misusers into employment and education

A report published last week (Friday 7 February) has shown that a European Social Funded (ESF) project has helped 862 former substance misusers gain employment and a further 923 enter further learning.  



Welsh Government aims to assist substance misusers

Welsh Government Health Minister Mark Drakeford today launched new guidelines to help the recovery of substance misusers at an event held in the Orbit Centre, Merthyr Tydfil.  



Special board meetings to consider South Wales Programme recommendations

HEALTH boards and the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust will today (February 13) hold special board meetings to discuss a series of recommendations about the way some key hospital services are planned and delivered in South Wales and South Powys.



South Wales Programme -- Cwm Taf University Health Board

Cwm Taf University Health Board’s executive and independent board members met today to consider 10 recommendations from the South Wales Programme board about the outcome of the consultation and the future of health services in South Wales and


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Review of the advisory structure for health in Wales

Today, Welsh Government Health Minister Mark Drakeford launched a three month call for evidence in order to review the current advisory structure of health bodies in Wales to see how to make the system more efficient, effective and

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Praise for Gwent NHS linen tagging system - South Wales Argus

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The board's laundry service, Greenvale, based at the former Llanfrechfa Grange Hospital site near Cwmbran, serves Gwent hospitals and also has contracts with Cardiff and Vale, and Powys Health Boards, Velindre NHS Trust, and smaller contracts in

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