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Cadet programme in good health as college-NHS partnership celebrates anniversary

AN ACADEMIC collaboration between a leading college and the NHS is in good health and growing in stature after a successful first year. The Healthcare Cadets programme launched by Coleg Cambria and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is attracting interest…

Inspirational Jess refuses to let multiple disabilities get in way of caring for people and pets

AN INSPIRATIONAL young woman refused to let multiple disabilities stop her from caring for both humans and animals in two important new placements. Despite being both partially blind and deaf since birth, dyslexic and suffering with Labyrinthitis and chronic migraines throughout…

Pilot project vision to unify optometry services for future of eyecare in Wales

A UNIFIED approach to optometry will be the future of eye-care in Wales. Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board has been selected to pilot a new cluster programme focused on further strengthening primary eye care services nationally. With more than…

Ramblers Cymru and NHS join forces to promote the outdoors for mental health

“EVERYONE has their own Everest to climb.” Ramblers Cymru is encouraging people to put their best foot forward and get outdoors to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Supporting the Welsh Government and Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board (CTMUHB) Help…

Inspirational Army veteran and foster parent lights up the lives of South Wales community

A KIND-HEARTED foster parent and Army veteran lit up the lives of struggling families, pensioners and vulnerable adults throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. Passionate Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) resident Dawn Parkin set up The Lighthouse Project two years ago, initially as…

North Walians urged to keep healthy after a third gain weight and exercise less in pandemic

A THIRD of people in North Wales have gained weight and exercised less since the onset of COVID-19. A report by YouGov in support of the Welsh Government’s Help Us, Help You campaign revealed more than 50% of responders in…

Record number of hits for NHS Wales website after unprecedented year

North Wales residents can quickly check symptoms for variety of conditions at NHS 111 Wales online. ONLINE symptom checkers can save North Wales patients time by helping them find the right service for treatment. Symptoms can be quickly checked for…

30,000 non-emergency 999 calls in North Wales lead to ‘Help Us, Help You’ plea from NHS

EMERGENCY departments will remain under huge pressure if people continue to turn up at hospital or call an ambulance for non-essential reasons including coughs and colds. Jasleen Kaur, Head of Nursing for Emergency Care at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, says building…