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Ambulance Service: Display your house number clearly

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The Welsh Ambulance Service is appealing for people to display their house name or number prominently to help save lives.

It says in Wales there are still many properties that don’t have door numbers or names, which could mean that time is wasted by blue light services searching for the property in an emergency.

The Trust is urging householders to help reduce response times by ensuring that their properties are clearly and prominently identified, and that there is nothing obstructing them.

We need to get to 999 calls as quickly as possible. Sometimes if a house does not have its name or number clearly displayed there is a delay in us reaching the patient. “It's vital that all properties display their name or number clearly and that it is visible from the road.

Our control rooms have digital mapping systems to find addresses but in a life threatening emergency it's a good idea to send somebody outside to flag the ambulance or response car down. In these cases sometimes seconds save lives.

– Richard Lee, Head of operations

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Health board: Nurses' behaviour 'totally unacceptable'

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board has released a statement after three nurses were struck off for falsifying records.

A spokesperson said: "We can confirm that these three nurses left our employment last year after they admitted the charges against them. Their behaviour was totally unacceptable and extremely disappointing.

"As soon as we had become aware of anomalies around some blood sugar tests, we did not hesitate to bring our concerns to the attention of South Wales Police; and we cooperated fully with the investigation which followed.

"These issues related to historical events some years ago. We can give assurances that regular checks since then have revealed no further problems.

"Staff at the Princess of Wales Hospital provide a very high standard of care, and the feedback they receive from patients and families is routinely high. People can rest assured that the hospital consistently provides excellent care; and we strive to improve still further."

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Nurses struck off for falsifying 'vulnerable' patient records

Three nurses have been struck off after admitting falsifying records of vulnerable patients in Bridgend.

Rebecca Jones, 31, and Laura Bertulano, 46, were both jailed last year after admitting falsifying medical notes while working at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend, south Wales.

Natalie Jones, a 42-year-old junior nurse who also worked on the same specialist stroke ward, avoided a custodial sentence but was given a community order.

A Nursing and Midwifery Council panel sitting in Cardiff today ruled they should be struck off the nursing register for their actions.

In a statement Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board said the nurses' behaviour was "totally unacceptable".

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