Neighbours pledge their support for Tonyrefail woman with terminal cancer.
A neonatal nurse gives evidence on day two of the inquest.
The concerns of the Medical Director of the NHS in England about the Welsh NHS have been released under the Freedom of Information Act.
There are calls for more to be done to help obese people in Wales. Figures show that around 59 per cent of adults in Wales are classed as overweight or obese. 23 per cent of those are obese.
Despite the growing problem only one per cent of people who needed bariatric surgery received an operation last year. Wales has one specialist centre dealing with obesity, based in Ebbw Vale.
Last month leading surgeons said they had 'serious concerns' about the lack of life saving treatment for obese patients in Wales.
An army veteran from Swansea has been protesting outside the Senedd claiming he has been waiting for a hernia operation for eight years.
While the hospital disputes how long he has been waiting, Fred Bevan says he is determined to keep campaigning until he can have an operation.
The Welsh Government says there are fewer people waiting for operations than previous years, and it is confident that all health boards will reschedule postponed operations as soon as possible.
New figures from the sight loss charity RNIB have found people in Wales are waiting up to six months to access support after losing their sight.
Alex McMillan from the Royal National Institute for Blind People says support for people dealing with sight loss is critical.
– Ceri Jackson, Director of RNIB Cymru
Imagine if you lost your sight tomorrow. How would you cope? Basic tasks such as preparing food or catching a bus suddenly become much more difficult when you lose your sight.
With the number of people with sight loss expected to double in the next 25 years, there is an urgent need to ensure that people who lose their sight tomorrow, can access timely rehabilitation support and that the service will be able to cope with the significant increase in future demand.
It is shocking that in 21st century Wales people are still being left to face blindness alone".
A new report published by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), has found people are having to wait for up to six months to access support after losing their sight.
The figures show in at least five local authorities in Wales, people are waiting over 24 weeks to access rehabilitation support.
The charity says when people first lose their sight, basic skills such as making a cup of tea, preparing a meal and being able to get around safely, all have to be re-learnt.
That support, they say, should be provided through local authority social services.
RNIB Cymru's survey also found significant variations in staffing levels for rehabilitation.
The Welsh Local Government Association recommends a ratio of one Rehabilitation Officer per 50,000 of population.
Six local authorities in Wales only employ one Rehabilitation Officer, but their populations vary from less than 70,000 to over 126,000.
Campaigners against plans to downgrade A&E services at the Prince Philip hospital in Llanelli have welcomed a judicial review into the proposals.
The plans would see A&E services replaced with a nurse-led unit.
Campaigners called on the High Court in Cardiff to grant a judicial review into the way the local health board conducted its consultation into the plans.
A full hearing is expected to be held in June.
The Welsh Government says it will read a new report into the finances of NHS Wales "with interest."
The report by the Public Accounts Committee found that NHS Wales finances are improving, but "cannot yet be given a clean bill of health."
– Welsh Government Spokesperson
We thank the Committee for their work, and will read the report with interest. We are encouraged by their opening remarks that much progress has been made.
In addition, as the new NHS Finance Wales Bill comes into force in April this year, we know that health boards will be able to deliver better integrated service, workforce and financial planning.
A new report by a Committee in the National Assembly says the state of NHS Wales finances are improving, but "cannot yet be given a clean bill of health."
The Public Accounts Committee report also expressed "significant concerns" about the controls in place to assist Health Boards plan more flexibly.
The funding of NHS Wales remains a huge challenge and while significant efforts have been made by those working with the Welsh health service to make the immediate savings needed to break even, there is a still a great deal more that needs to be done.
The Committee welcomes some of the progress made by the Welsh Government in addressing health finances, particularly with regards to more flexible arrangements, as that is something we have called for ourselves in previous reports.
However, we have significant concerns about the controls in place to assist Health Boards in planning more flexibly, and we want to see more stringent accountability of senior managers and greater transparency regarding financial planning.
It was disturbing that a simple request for up to date figures regarding NHS Wales' financial position was not met for two months afterwards. We believe the Welsh Government should publish monthly financial updates for NHS Wales in a further commitment to transparency and accountability.
– Darren Millar AM, Chair of the Public Accounts Committee.
Finally, the Committee believes that bailing out health boards, most recently to the tune of £200 million, simply isn't sustainable.
People need to have faith that their health services are being delivered effectively, within their means and without drastic measures such as surgery cancellations and closing wards to temporarily balance the books.
We urge the Welsh Government to take on board our recommendations.
The state of NHS Wales finances are improving but cannot yet be given a clean bill of health, according to a new report from a National Assembly for Wales Committee.
The Public Accounts Committee has welcomed Welsh Government moves towards more flexible financial planning, but is not convinced that the introduction of the new system has been sufficiently well planned to ensure it is fit for purpose.
It believes Health Boards should be provided with more assistance in developing financial plans and that there should be clear information available concerning the criteria by which they are being assessed.
The Committee was also concerned that a request for up to date information regarding NHS Wales' financial position was not met for two months, leaving members to wonder whether the Welsh Government had a sufficient handle on the situation.
Confusion also surrounded the purpose of extra funds provided to health boards in two separate payments totalling £200 million.
The Welsh Government indicated that the funding was not a "bail out" for health boards who were struggling with a combined deficit of £212 million, but the Committee concluded that the in-year payments helped to reinforce poor financial planning in the Welsh NHS.
Ann Clwyd's latest criticisms of the Welsh NHS for sometimes giving poor care to patients provoked an angry response from one Labour backbencher in the Senedd.
Lynne Neagle AM said such cases, which included the treatment of Ms Clwyd's husband who died in hospital in Cardiff, did not give the Cynon Valley MP "the right to denigrate the entire Welsh NHS".