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Nursing Staffing Levels Bill passed by AMs

The bill will ensure there are enough nurses on wards to make sure patients are safe. Credit: PA

The Nursing Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill has been passed by AMs today, leaving just one more step before it becomes law here.

The bill, which will set a European precedent for a legal requirement for safe nursing levels on wards, now only needs Royal Assent to become law. The Royal College of Nursing in Wales says the bill is needed not only to ensure the safety of patients, but the wellbeing of frontline staff.

This law will protect patients in Wales and will empower registered nurses to positively influence staffing decisions in our hospitals. This is a truly historic step to improving patient care in the UK and we are very proud that the National Assembly for Wales has led the way on this issue.

– Tina Donnelly, Director of the RCN in Wales

Over 4,500 members of the public have signed petitions in support of the bill.


Body found in woodland in search for missing Cardiff man

Alexander Tait was reported missing on January 31st. Credit: Family photo

Police searching for a man missing from Cardiff say a body's been found in woodland.

Alexander Tait was reported missing from his home in Canton last week, but was last seen in the Newport area on the morning of January 31st. A body was found in Wenallt woodlands near Rhiwbina yesterday.

South Wales Police says the 66 year old's family has been updated and the coroner has been informed. The death is not being treated as suspicious.


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