A case of "mad cow disease" has been identified in a dead cow at a farm in Wales.Read the full story ›
The cost of cancer is leaving thousands of people in debt, taking out loans or selling their belongings to pay vital bills.Read the full story ›
A new system for the Welsh Ambulance Service will begin today, scrapping time-based targets for all but the most life-threatening calls.Read the full story ›
A ban on smoking in vehicles carrying children under 18 comes into force in Wales. The new law aims to protect kids from second-hand smoke.Read the full story ›
The Ambulance Service in Wales has seen its monthly performance for emergency response times fall for the first time this year.
Tracy Myhill, Chief Executive of the Welsh Ambulance Service, said the monthly response figures were "disappointing" but were an improvement. on the same month last year.
It is important to remember that August is traditionally one of our busiest periods across the health system, not just in terms of resourcing of ambulance, hospital and primary care staff during a period when staff are taking annual leave and the take up of additional shifts is reduced.
From Thursday October 1st a new system for assessing 999 emergencies gets underway.
Calls will be graded as red, amber or green and patients will get the appropriate response depending on how much risk they are in.
A ban on smoking in cars carrying children under 18 will come into force in Wales on Thursday - but are you aware what the new laws mean for you?
The news laws which come into effect from midnight mean:
It will be illegal to smoke in private vehicles when someone under the age of 18 is present
A private vehicle must be smoke-free if it is enclosed, there is more than one person present and one of them is under the age of 18
It will be an offence for a person of any age to smoke in a private vehicle when someone under the age of 18 is present and for a driver, including a provisional driver, not to stop someone smoking in these circumstances
The fixed penalty notice fine for both offences is £50. Somebody who commits both offences could get two fines
The rules do not apply to e-cigarettes
The law does not apply when someone under the age of 18 is smoking and is the only person in the vehicle
Police and local authorities will enforce the regulations
A first year student at the University of South Wales has been admitted to hospital with meningitis.Read the full story ›
Latest research suggests 1 in 7 Welsh smokers are unaware of the ban on smoking in cars carrying children, which comes into force tomorrow.Read the full story ›
The Welsh Government says more than £1.1bn in additional investment has been made in NHS Wales over the last two years.
It says the health budget has increased by more than 9% since 2013-14, which is equivalent to an extra £178 being spent on health for every person in Wales.It is now said to be the largest it has been and accounts for 46% of the Welsh Government’s total annual budget.
Over the course of the last 17 years, the Welsh NHS is seeing more people than ever before; it is referring more people to hospital-based services; it is providing faster access to diagnostic services and it is providing faster, more effective care, using the most advanced treatments available.
Performance in some areas is still not at the level we would like it to be in all areas but improvements have and continue to be made. I am determined to ensure performance continues to improve across the NHS.”