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Hospital celebrates decade of children's care

The Noah's Ark Children's Hospital of Wales in Cardiff is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

It's treated nearly a million children in the past decade.

Part of the building is still being built, with more beds and more facilities to come.

Patient turned nurse, Cathryn Davies remembers her long stays in hospital as a child and how they inspired her to work as a nurse.

I started coming here as a child. I had a lot of surgery on my throat. I was in every week, sometimes every other week. But it's shaped who I am now, and it's made me into being a nurse, and hopefully the experiences that I've had as a child, helps me with how I look after these children now.

– Cathryn Davies, Nurse

Holiday childcare in Wales: We want your views

According to research by the Family and Childcare Trust almost a fifth of parents in Wales had to call in sick last year, in order to manage childcare during the summer holidays.

A number of organisations are calling for childcare to be more affordable Credit: PA

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Charity: Families struggling with costs of childcare

A lack of holiday childcare means around a fifth of Welsh workers will call in sick to look after their children over the summer break, according research by the Family and Childcare Trust and Netmums.

The Chief Executive of Children in Wales, Catriona Williams, says families are under a lot of pressure due to the rising costs of childcare and they're having to rely on family members to look after their children.

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