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'Score on the door' for hospital's food is just 1

Wales’s biggest health board has been told a “major improvement is necessary” after getting a food hygiene rating of only one, out of five, at a community hospital.

Denbigh Infirmary in north Wales got a score of 1 out of 5.

An inspection at Denbigh Infirmary in north Wales found that major improvement was needed in the system:

to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat, evidence that staff know about food safety, and the food safety officer has confidence that standards will be maintained in future.

– Inspector's report

The rating is even worse than those of two for the major Glan Clwyd Hospital, near Rhyl, also run by Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board.

£7.6m for mental health services

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The Welsh Government says it is investing an extra £7.6m every year in mental health services for children and young people in Wales.

The additional funding will help improve specialist child and adolescent mental health services’ (CAMHS) ability to respond out of hours and at times of crisis; expand access to psychological therapies for young people; improve provision for children and young people in local primary mental health support services and ensure services intervene early to meet the needs of young people who develop psychosis.

A considerable amount of work is now underway to move CAMHS forward. I have always been clear that money alone is not the answer for all the challenges facing the NHS, but the changes we are seeking to make to these services are the most significant for many years and ensuring appropriate resources are available will help to achieve the right outcomes for children and young people

– Mark Drakeford AM, Health and Social Services Minister

Tuberculosis: What is it and what are the symptoms?

Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection, spread through breathing in tiny droplets from the coughs or sneezes of an infected person.

Symptoms include:

  • A persistent cough that lats more than three weeks and usually brings up phlegm, which might contain blood
  • Weight loss
  • Night sweats
  • High temperature / fever
  • Tiredness / fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swellings

It is a serious condition, but can be cured with antibiotics.

Source: www.nhs.co.uk

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Health board: TB 'worrying for parents - but risk is low'

The Director of Public Health at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg health board says tuberculosis is "naturally worrying for any parent" - but stressed that the risk is low.

Health checks are being offered to babies who were in Singleton Hospital's neonatal unit between January and March this year following a confirmed case of TB.

The safety of the babies is our priority. Although the infection level and the risk of spreading are very low we want to ensure everyone is safe and well.

The families of babies who were in the unit at the same time as the confirmed case have been contacted directly by their GP or health visitor.

They have also been given a letter inviting them to book an outpatients appointment for their baby to be seen by a senior paediatrician and tested for TB.

We appreciate that although the risk is low this is naturally worrying for any parent.

– Dr Sara Hayes, ABMU Director of Public Health

Checks offered to some Swansea babies after TB case

Health checks are being offered to some babies in the Swansea area after a case of the bacterial infection tuberculosis was confirmed.

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board said babies who were in Singleton Hospital's neonatal unit between January and March this year are being offered precautionary checks.

Health checks are being offered to babies who were in Singleton Hospital's neonatal unit earlier this year after a confirmed case of tuberculosis. Credit: ITV News

The health board said the confirmed case of TB is not highly infectious so the possibility of the infection having spread is very low.

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