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This May Hurt A Bit – Octagon Theatre, Bolton - The Good Review

This May Hurt A Bit – Octagon Theatre, Bolton - The Good Review

This excellent play starts with a speech by Nye Bevan on the birth of the NHS in 1948. From then, to the final words ... The hospital board meeting, discussing the unexpected death of a patient, is sung in three part harmony. All these serve to



This May Hurt a Bit review – agitprop delivered with verve and humour - The Guardian

This May Hurt a Bit review – agitprop delivered with verve and humour - The Guardian

A touching drama about one family's encounters with their local hospital intertwines with a surreal, hilarious and hard-hitting examination of the history, politics, economics and day-to-day running of the NHS. ... ("Freedom from the costs



Meet the NHS's radical new boss - Spectator.co.uk

Meet the NHS's radical new boss - Spectator.co.uk

His CV causes some suspicion in Tory circles — he is a former adviser to Tony Blair (I'm also guilty in that respect) and was a co-author of the last Labour government's health reforms — but that is precisely why he will be so valuable







Prince Edward opens new Rhymney care centre - Caerphilly Observer

Prince Edward opens new Rhymney care centre - Caerphilly Observer

Chairman of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, David Jenkins OBE, said: “Alongside the services they provide, centres like this provide fantastic opportunities for shared working with our Local Authority colleagues, this will be of enormous



Hospitals' 'ability to care' hit by Welsh obesity epidemic - WalesOnline

Hospitals' 'ability to care' hit by Welsh obesity epidemic - WalesOnline

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board had the highest number of bed days, standing at 335, with ABMU Health Board and Aneurin Bevan UHB both recording 182. HywelDda UHB recorded 102 days, while Cwm Taf UHB and Cardiff and Vale UHB only ...



Two Extended Interviews With Tony Benn - Dale & Co.

Two Extended Interviews With Tony Benn - Dale & Co.

They have turned the House of Commons into a government department. Originally the House of ... Attlee was a practical man, he said let's utilize the wartime spirit to deal with the problems of peace and provide food, homes and health for the



A New Approach To Community Pharmacy Launches In Chesterfield - Chesterfield Post

A New Approach To Community Pharmacy Launches In Chesterfield - Chesterfield Post

Touchscreen computers have also been introduced so customers can research their own conditions and discover all sorts of health information and print it out to use later, which helps them with their treatment and medication. Lesley said: "We





Royal's Maternity Services Praised In National Safety Check - Chesterfield Post

Royal's Maternity Services Praised In National Safety Check - Chesterfield Post

"We are delighted to continue to offer local women a maternity service that has been given the stamp of approval for the emphasis it puts on safety and reducing the risk of harm. We strive to provide ... ABOUT SCARLET FEVER - Public health



County Council Issues Advice To Parents About Scarlet Fever - Chesterfield Post

County Council Issues Advice To Parents About Scarlet Fever - Chesterfield Post

To help prevent the spread of the disease, public health officials have published guidance about how to spot signs of infection and are advising parents to take children with suspected symptoms to their GP. ... "That's why we've sent





A Sliding Doors moment for the NHS? - BBC News

A Sliding Doors moment for the NHS? - BBC News

But when Aneurin Bevan started drawing up plans for a national health service after the World War Two, he decided they could not be trusted to run a system on such a grand scale. So he proposed the giant central structure that still largely exists



How we can reduce the impact of falls on the elderly - WalesOnline

How we can reduce the impact of falls on the elderly - WalesOnline

They are assessed, visited at home to look for any potential dangers, and then attend a six-week exercise and education class led by physiotherapists in the local community. Exercises improve strength and balance, while ... and social care services



Chesterfield Royal Hospital Featuring In Hit BBC1 TV Series - Chesterfield Post

Chesterfield Royal Hospital Featuring In Hit BBC1 TV Series - Chesterfield Post

The Royal's project involves an initiative from the retail and health side of the Trust, along with the British Red Cross - with made to order cost-price 'Home From Hospital' food packs available to patients through the discharge lounge.





PARKING PLAN: Newport's Royal Gwent hospital could get a £16m car park - South Wales Argus

PARKING PLAN: Newport's Royal Gwent hospital could get a £16m car park - South Wales Argus

And a “worst case” scenario outlined in an Aneurin Bevan Health Board report would be a multi-storey car park on the hospital site, which could cost up to £16 million. The hospital's longstanding parking woes are well documented and queues






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Broken hip recovery rate on the rise at Princess of Wales Hospital

Elderly patients taken to Princess of Wales Hospital with broken hips after a fall now have a better chance than ever of going on to make a full recovery.

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Keep cool during hot weather

As the temperatures rise, Wales’ Chief Medical Officer is reminding everyone to keep safe in the sun.  

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Give a bit of love back to your heart this Healthy Wednesday

Keeping your heart healthy, whatever your age, is the most important thing you can do to help prevent and manage heart disease.  

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Ambulance response times slower across Gwent - Free Press Series

Ambulance response times slower across Gwent - Free Press Series

The figures were a slight improvement on those for December 2012, and a Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust spokesman said the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust had “experienced increased pressure in December with unpredictable and

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Few injuries suffered sliding down the banisters of life banister of life

SLIDING down the staircase handrail was one of the simple joys of living at home when I was a kid.

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New website is another step towards a transparent NHS

A new website giving patients easily accessible information on NHS performance was launched today by the Welsh Government.  

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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

Praise for Gwent NHS linen tagging system - South Wales Argus

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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Paralympic dream for six-year-old Ollie - if he can get the right prosthetic - WalesOnline
The stuntman, who has set two world records for quad bike jumping, met Ollie while performing at ...

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WRVS coffee shop in Morriston Hospital to be replaced with a larger shop - Southwales Evening Post
A spokesman for Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABMU) said: "“The new ...

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Cardiff hospital daffodil mural to be replaced - WalesOnline
In recent years, the daffodil had weathered so Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, working ...

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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 ...

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New Year's Honours - full Wales list - ITV News
Professor Susan Ellen Bale, of Magor, Monmouthshire - assistant nurse director, research and ...