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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.

1 day ago 168 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.

4 days ago 212 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.

6 days ago 140 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 weeks ago 252 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 weeks ago 280 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 weeks ago 316 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).

1 month ago 268 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

1 month ago 264 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.

1 month ago 272 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.

1 month ago 356 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 .

1 month ago 704 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.   

1 month ago 332 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.

1 month ago 368 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.

1 month ago 432 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. 

1 month ago 532 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.

1 month ago 716 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

1 month ago 416 views

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Health Minister announces pay rise for NHS Wales staff

The Health Minister Eluned Morgan has accepted the recommendations of NHS pay review bodies and is today announcing a pay rise for NHS staff in Wales.

2 months ago 548 views

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Further £3m to recruit more emergency ambulance staff to improve response times

A further £3m is to be invested by the Welsh Government to recruit more emergency ambulance staff to improve response times for the most seriously ill or injured.

2 months ago 492 views

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COVID boosters hit two million as new winter vaccination strategy published.

All adults aged 50 and over in Wales will be offered an autumn Covid-19 booster by the end of November, the Minister for Health and Social Services has announced.

2 months ago 560 views

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Public urged to take precautions as temperatures rise in Wales

The Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Wales is urging people to take extra precautions and to plan ahead to keep themselves and others safe as the Met Office warns of extreme heat.

2 months ago 432 views

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NHS Wales awarded highest honour by the Queen

The Queen presented the George Cross to NHS Wales Chief Executive Judith Paget and Intensive Care Consultant Dr Ami Jones at a ceremony in Windsor Castle today (12 July).

2 months ago 496 views

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Health chiefs issue advice on how to stay safe as Wales sizzles

As temperatures look set to soar and stay high over the next two weeks, Public Health Wales has issued advice on how to stay safe in extreme temperatures.

2 months ago 476 views

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Covid infections in Wales rise for fifth week in a row

Covid infections in Wales have increased for the fifth successive week, according to the latest figures published by the Office for National Statistics

2 months ago 548 views

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Masks re-introduced for patients, visitors and staff

Powys Teaching Health Board reintroduces masks in clinical areas for patients, visitors and staff due to increasing community COVID-19 infections

2 months ago 564 views

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Senedd members call for action as NHS staff with Long Covid face pay cut

Hospital employees who went the extra mile during the pandemic but have been unable to return to work due to suffering from Long-Covid now face having their pay halved.

2 months ago 520 views

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Covid booster jabs will be needed in September, expert says

Covid boosters will be required again in September as cases continue to rise, a government vaccines expert has warned.

2 months ago 680 views

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Wales extends COVID-19 testing throughout July

The Health Minister confirmed that access to free LFD tests will be extended in Wales until July 31st  2022.

3 months ago 568 views

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Powys residents urged to continue wearing masks at surgeries

POWYS residents are being encouraged to continue wearing masks when visiting their local GP practice or surgery.

3 months ago 448 views

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