Two parents from Oakdale near Caerphilly have began raising a hundred thousand pounds for an operation to help their daughter walk.
Andrew Cummings was diagnosed as HIV-positive in the mid-80s. As World Aids Day draws near, he tells ITV News how he's lived his life.
Drugs to treat the central nervous system - including painkillers - cost the NHS in Wales more than any other type of drug last year.
Darren Millar, chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, told ITV News that the new leadership team at Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board has a "huge task ahead" to turn around public confidence. He said the whole of the NHS in Wales needs to learn lessons from what happened.
Morriston hospital say patients are taking longer to recover from illnesses and are staying longer in hospital beds which has resulted on operations being cancelled and a stretched A&E service.
Patients are being asked to avoid going to the hospital if they can use other services such as their GP, a pharmacy or the minor injuries unit at Neath Port Talbot and Singleton hospitals.
Those arriving with less serious conditions are likely to face a longer wait says Abertawe Bro Morgannwg health board, "We apologise to patients whose surgery has been postponed, and we will reschedule as soon as possible.
"We fully understand that it is upsetting and frustrating for patients and their families if an operation does not go ahead as planned, and we only postpone planned treatment if it is completely unavoidable," said a spokesperson.
Many of the emergency admissions involve a large number of frail, older, people; many with more than one health condition needing treatment. The health board says they need a great deal of care which can take time to administer.
The Welsh Conservative Leader says 2013 was 'an unlucky year for Wales.' Andrew RT Davies said Wales has been making headlines 'for all the wrong reasons,' highlighting international education figures, ambulance waiting times and problems facing Welsh businesses. He said:
Thirteen is unlucky for some – and if you own a business, have a child in school, or a relative requiring NHS treatment, 2013 has been unlucky for you.
If a crisis is defined as a worrying failure to get the important things right – or a time of intense difficulty – then Wales is currently in the middle of one.
– Andrew RT Davies, leader of the Opposition
The country’s economic levers remain dusty and idle. Still no council tax freeze – despite another freeze in England – and still no further support for small businesses. Yet taxpayers have been forced to buy an airport for 52 million pounds, when an airport in Scotland was recently nationalised for a pound.
A Welsh university student, currently in their first year, has spent their entire life in a Labour-run education system. During those 14 years, pupils have been let down and a generation has been lost. PISA results cannot be swept away by Carwyn Jones and Welsh Labour.
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has criticised the Welsh Government for a year of 'disappointment and failures.' She highlighted Wales' poor performance in the recent PISA international education league tables as well as 'crisis after crisis' in the NHS.
She also accused Labour of presiding over a 'lack of transparency,' citing the news that a controversial hospital reorganisation programme will be announced this coming Thursday which is the last day the Assembly will meet this year.
The Plaid leader said that was 'further evidence of a government afraid to front up' and accused Carwyn Jones' government of 'staggering complacency.'
A study which has taken over 35 years to complete has found that exercise can reduce the risk of dementia.
Cardiff University scientists have found that healthy behaviours including no smoking, low alcohol intake, healthy eating and regular exercise can reduce the effects of dementia.
Over 2,235 men were surveyed over 35 years in what is one of the longest investigations into the influence of environmental factors in a chronic disease.
The people who consistently lived a healthy lifestyle had a 60 per cent decline in dementia and cognitive decline.
The Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board say they have accepted their failings in the management of C difficile infections and are now working to tackle the problems that have been identified.
We welcome this report and will consider it carefully.
We have already accepted that there have been failings, which we are working to put right. We are making progress in strengthening the leadership and cohesion of the Board and our systems of governance and accountability. I have been in post for two months and our new Vice Chair and Medical Director start in the New Year.
– Dr Peter Higson, Chair of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
The safety of our patients is what matters most and infection control is a top priority. We have appointed a leading expert in infection prevention and control. We have also established a weekly infection monitoring system at Board level with clear lines of reporting and accountability.
There are many challenges ahead, but we are focused on restoring the trust and confidence of our patients, staff and the public.
We are determined to tackle the problems that have been identified and to both plan and deliver safe, high quality and sustainable services for the people of North Wales.
The Welsh Government says it'll consider the findings of a PAC report into the Betsi Cadwaladr UHB in detail.
The Public Accounts Committee report has called on the government to improve the performance of management and training.
– Welsh Government spokesperson
We welcome this Public Accounts Committee report and will consider its findings in detail. It highlights areas that need to be strengthened and work on these has already started, for example in relating to Board development, quality and safety monitoring and improving the transparent online reporting of key data through My Local Health Service, a website providing information on local health boards, hospitals and GPS.
The new team appointed to lead Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board will be able to use this report as a basis to improve services in North Wales.
The Public Accounts Committee has issued its report into the performance of the Betsi Cadwaladr UHB after 37 people died from the C difficile infection in the last year.
The committee has outlined 20 recommendations including an urgent review of training available to board members.
The PAC report comes after investigations into the management at Betsi Cadwaladr found a break down in communication between senior leaders, which led to failings during high rates of C difficile infections at a hospital in North Wales.
A couple from Oakdale near Caerphilly are trying to raise £100,000 to help their daughter walk and communicate. Baby Ayla-Mae has a rare type of cerebral palsy which means she has little movement in all four limbs. She is also profoundly deaf.
Her mother and father are hoping that the money will pay for a life-changing operation overseas. Hannah Thomas reports.
Cardiff scientists have developed a new drug that could help to treat a common form of leukaemia. The new antibody is the first of its kind and helps to prolong the lives of patients.
Professor Chris Fegan, from the University Hospital of Wales, said the new antibody is "better than what we've had for 16 years."