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Welsh Government aims to 'reduce the burden' of cancer on people's lives

The Welsh Government say it's committed to helping people affected by cancer by offering patients the opportunity to access financial advice.

It comes after the charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, found one in four cancer patients in Wales are being hit with the cost of cancer.

A cancer diagnosis can have a financial impact on patients and their families, which is why we are trying to reduce the burden of the disease on people's lives - patients benefit from free prescriptions and free hospital car parking in Wales.

Our Cancer Delivery Plan makes clear our commitment to people affected by cancer being offered the opportunity to access financial advice. Every cancer patient should have access to a key worker. The guidance for this role clearly sets out their function in supporting people to access advice and services to meet the clinical and non clinical needs of individuals.

– Welsh Government spokesperson

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Wales weather: Yellow Warning of Rain

The Met Office have issued a Yellow Warning of Rain for parts of Wales Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Warning of Rain for Wales.

Parts of Gwynedd, Ceredigion, Powys, Carmarthenshire and Conwy are expected to see the heaviest downpours overnight and through the day tomorrow.

The warning comes into force at midnight and last for 24 hours.

A+E departments are focus for NHS Wales boss's winter plans

Ambulances outside the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport Credit: ITV Wales

The Chief Executive of the NHS in Wales has outlined how health boards are planning to cope with added winter pressures.

Among the areas Dr Andrew Goodall is keen to focus on is A+E, where many people go even if they don't have serious medical needs.

ITV Wales Health Correspondent, Rob Osborne, is outside the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport and sent these pictures.

Ambulances outside the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport Credit: ITV Wales
Ambulances outside the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport Credit: ITV Wales
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