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Worrying local ambulance response times revealed

Heart attack and stroke victims in Newtown could wait more than an hour for an ambulance, shocking figures have revealed.

4 days ago 240 views

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No Air Ambulance meeting in Newtown

Invite only meetings and none in Newtown - Powys's largest town - for air ambulance consultation meetings.

2 weeks ago 196 views

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Powys MS criticises 'secret meetings' on Welshpool air rescue

Russell George MS has called for a full formal consultation about the proposed closure of the Welshpool Air Ambulance base.

3 weeks ago 244 views

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Health Board warns that the abuse of health and care staff is unacceptable

Powys Teaching Health Board has cautioned that it will neither tolerate nor accept the abuse of health and care staff working in the county.

3 weeks ago 764 views

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Wales Air Ambulance consultation into Powys base axe delayed

The public consultation into the potential closure of the Welshpool Air Ambulance base is to start later than expected.

4 weeks ago 216 views

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Welsh Government criticised after snubbing calls for independent assessment of data on closing air ambulance bases

The Welsh Government has been criticised after Health Minister Eluned Morgan rejected calls for an independent assessment of the data underpinning plans to close Wales Air Ambulance bases at Caernarfon and Welshpool.

1 month ago 352 views

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Consultation going ahead on Powys Air Ambulance base

There will be a public consultation on the future of Welshpool Air Ambulance, despite a letter circulated this week appearing to show that none was planned.

1 month ago 324 views

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Covid vaccine success in Powys

Powys Teaching Health Board breaks the 30,000 COVID-19 vaccinations given marker in its winter vaccines push 

1 month ago 356 views

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New vaccination plan to build on success of world-leading Covid-19 programme

Digital vaccination records and simplified booking systems are among some of the changes set out in a new plan to increase the take up of vaccinations across Wales.

1 month ago 304 views

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Website and stickers launched in air ambulance fight

Campaigners widen their tactics to save the north Powys air ambulance base from closure.

1 month ago 332 views

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Bowel cancer screening age lowered to 55

Bowel cancer screening will be made available to more people in Wales as home testing is expanded to include 55-57 year olds.

2 months ago 344 views

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Dentist shortage led Newtown woman to pull out 11 of her teeth

A Newtown woman has told how she resorted to pulling 11 of her own teeth out as she struggled to find an NHS dentist in the county.

2 months ago 1272 views

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A new chair has been appointed to Powys Teaching Health Board for a term of four years.

Carl Cooper has been selected by the Minister for Health and Social Services Eluned Morgan as the preferred candidate following an open and fair competition and will take up the role from the 17 October, subject to the relevant pre-employment security checks.

2 months ago 360 views

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More detail demanded on air ambulance proposals

Calls have been made for more detailed information to be released about plans to axe the north Powys based Wales Air Ambulance.

2 months ago 468 views

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100,000 extra patients on Wales NHS waiting list in just one year

Patients and NHS staff in Wales deserve a healthcare system 'at least as good as elsewhere in the UK,' Welsh Conservatives have said, as the NHS waiting list in Wales rises by nearly 100,000 in just one year.

2 months ago 440 views

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Campaigners to hold air ambulance meeting

A public meeting into plans to axe Montgomeryshire's air ambulance has been rescheduled for this Friday.

2 months ago 392 views

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OPINION – Welsh Air Ambulance must retain its base in Welshpool

With the summer recess coming to an end, it’s time to return to the Welsh Parliament in Cardiff Bay.

2 months ago 624 views

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Autumn Covid-19 booster roll-out begins today in Wales

The roll-out of the autumn Covid-19 booster has started today (September 1st) in Wales with care home residents and staff across Wales the first to receive the vaccine.

3 months ago 540 views

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Powys: Government approves next stage of changes to Shrewsbury and Telford hospitals

A delayed programme to transform hospital services for communities across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales has taken a significant step forward.

3 months ago 560 views

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Covid cases in Wales decline for fourth straight week

Covid-19 infections in Wales are continuing to fall, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

3 months ago 528 views

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County council chiefs reassured over Air Ambulance consultation

The Leaders of Powys County Council have welcomed reassurance from Wales Air Ambulance that statutory partners will be consulted before a final decision on the service's future in Welshpool

3 months ago 512 views

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Why the debate around a National Care Service may put a strain on the co-operation agreement

As part of Welsh Labour and Plaid Cymru’s Co-operation Agreement, an Expert Panel has been established to look into the merits of creating a Welsh National Care Service, free at the point of need.

3 months ago 548 views

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Air ambulance public meeting planned

A public meeting is to be held in Newtown about plans to close the Wales Air Ambulance base in Montgomeryshire.

3 months ago 672 views

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Powys Air Ambulance base could be set to close

The Welsh Air Ambulance’s Welshpool base could close in plans revealed today by the lifesaving charity .

3 months ago 896 views

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Consultation launched on improving social care services in Wales

Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan has today launched a consultation on improving the experiences for many people using health and social care services.   

3 months ago 528 views

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Autumn booster invitations issued to eligible adults in Wales

Eligible adults in Wales have begun to be invited for their COVID-19 autumn booster this week.

3 months ago 584 views

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Over 90% of NHS dental practices in Wales unable to offer appointments to new patients

Over 90% of NHS Dental practices in Wales are unable to offer appointments to new adult patients, according to a survey.

4 months ago 660 views

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Free lateral flow tests end in Wales

General access to free lateral flow tests ends today, but they remain free for the most vulnerable. 

4 months ago 700 views

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County Councillors raise concerns over health hub

Losing health services to be centralised in Newtown as part of the North Powys Wellbeing Programme has been identified by councillors as a major concern.

4 months ago 868 views

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Move to yearly dental check-ups to improve access to NHS dentistry in Wales

Most adults in Wales will now only need to see their dentist once a year, in a shake-up to improve access to NHS dentistry

4 months ago 632 views

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