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'Score on the door' for hospital's food is just 1

Wales’s biggest health board has been told a “major improvement is necessary” after getting a food hygiene rating of only one, out of five, at a community hospital.

Denbigh Infirmary in north Wales got a score of 1 out of 5.

An inspection at Denbigh Infirmary in north Wales found that major improvement was needed in the system:

to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat, evidence that staff know about food safety, and the food safety officer has confidence that standards will be maintained in future.

– Inspector's report

The rating is even worse than those of two for the major Glan Clwyd Hospital, near Rhyl, also run by Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board.



£7.6m for mental health services

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The Welsh Government says it is investing an extra £7.6m every year in mental health services for children and young people in Wales.

The additional funding will help improve specialist child and adolescent mental health services’ (CAMHS) ability to respond out of hours and at times of crisis; expand access to psychological therapies for young people; improve provision for children and young people in local primary mental health support services and ensure services intervene early to meet the needs of young people who develop psychosis.

A considerable amount of work is now underway to move CAMHS forward. I have always been clear that money alone is not the answer for all the challenges facing the NHS, but the changes we are seeking to make to these services are the most significant for many years and ensuring appropriate resources are available will help to achieve the right outcomes for children and young people

– Mark Drakeford AM, Health and Social Services Minister

Man released after flat fire death in Cwmbran

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The 49-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder after a flat fire at in Cwmbran has been released with no further action.

29-year-old Samantha Thomas died in the blaze, which happened on Tuesday.

Gwent Police officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the fire but are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

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