There were also 61 calls and emails to the Helpline over the last two years from people in Wales wanting advice.Read the full story ›
Doctors and nurses have been ordered to pay almost £70,000 in a row about parking tickets at their busy NHS hospital.Read the full story ›
Cardiff University scientists have discovered two genes linked to a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's, which could help find a cure.Read the full story ›
Building work starts today on a new hospital at Llanfrechfa, Cwmbran. The £350m facility will be known as ‘The Grange University Hospital’.
Welsh Government funding for the new 471-bed hospital was confirmed in October 2016 and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board expect its doors to open to patients in the Spring of 2021.
The new hospital will deal with all major emergencies, and will treat and care for those needing complex emergency or critical care. It will be home to more than 40 specialist services, and will have a helicopter pad for patients who need to arrive by air ambulance.
I’m really pleased to be here today to mark the construction process of what will become a state-of-the-art hospital in Gwent.I am pleased to announce that the hospital will be known as The Grange University Hospital, and it will bring together complex and more acute services onto one site. This will improve the quality of care for the very sickest patients.
The Welsh Government has announced £3.4m in funding for the academy which will be based in Bridgend.Read the full story ›
There are now eight confirmed cases of measles in the area, with young children among those affected.Read the full story ›
The inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal is 'a quest for the truth' says the leader of Wales' Cross-Party Group on Contaminated Blood.
Julie Morgan AM said many of those affected are still suffering from what happened.
70 Welsh people have died in what has been called the 'biggest national tragedy ever in the NHS'. 273 people were infected by contaminated blood in Wales, many of them are still suffering and the pain still continues for them and their families.
The reason the people affected by this scandal, led by Haemophilia Wales, feel they now need a public inquiry is simple: it is a quest for the truth.
They have been on a long journey, from individuals and their families first being told that they have been given contaminated blood and that they could develop HIV or liver disease, to dealing with increasingly poor health, to fighting for compensation payments.
This is a scandal that has I have been campaigning on, along with Haemophilia Wales and members of the Cross-Party Group on Contaminated Blood which I chair, since I was an MP in the late 1990s. The announcement of a public inquiry is fantastic news for the families affected. I hope this will finally help them get the answers they need.
The Prime Minister has ordered an inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal that left 2,400 people dead.Read the full story ›
An independent review called for more quality improvement and prevention in the health and social care system.Read the full story ›
The proportion of five-year-old children with poor dental health in Wales is continuing to fall.Read the full story ›