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Welsh nurses abandon cars to reach patients on foot in the snow

District nurses from Cwm Taf University Health Board have been bringing care to their patients in Merthyr Tydfil despite the snow.

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Our Health Reporter, James Crichton-Smith has joined nurses Clare and Rebecca to see how patients in the South Wales Valleys are being attended to in the poor weather conditions.

The nurses told James they would usually see 14 patients a day, but over the last few days this number has dropped significantly and they have to assess who they see based on who can wait for care.

Their first stop is on the Gurnos Estate.

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Mary is 92-years-old and diabetic.

Mary being treated by nurses Clare and Rebecca. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Cwm Taf nurses say it is important to visit patients at their homes to avoid them coming into hospital.

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John is the second patient James has seen with Cwm Taf nurses. He also has diabetes.

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