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‘Vaccines are best way to help NHS ahead of challenging winter’ – Health Minister

People eligible for booster COVID-19 vaccinations and flu jabs are encouraged to take up the offer ahead of a challenging winter for NHS Wales, the Health Minister has said.

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“I want Wales to be a nation that celebrates age” vows Deputy Minister for Social Services

The central role older people play in communities will be recognised as Wales becomes age friendly, Julie Morgan, the Deputy Minister for Social Services has announced.

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Roll-out of Covid vaccination for 12 to 15-year-olds gathers pace in Wales

As 12 to 15-year-olds across Wales start to receive their Covid-19 vaccinations, the Health Minister today (4 October) confirmed they will all be offered a vaccine by the end of October half-term.

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New NHS Wales Chief Executive and Director General for Health and Social Services appointed

The new Chief Executive of the NHS in Wales and Director General for Health and Social Services will be Judith Paget, it has been announced.

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A billion items of PPE issued to keep NHS and social care staff safe

Health Minister Eluned Morgan has confirmed more than a billion items of free personal protective equipment (PPE) have been issued to the NHS and social care sector across Wales since the start of the pandemic.

 

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Welsh Government response to latest NHS Wales performance data

“Despite increasing pressures during unprecedented levels of demand and activity, our hardworking NHS staff continue to deliver high levels of care treating patients during a pandemic.

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Welsh Government to invest nearly £25m in four new digital scanners to cut waiting times and meet service demand

The Welsh Government will invest almost £25m in up to four new PET-CT scanners across Wales to improve access to this cutting edge diagnostic technology.

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New plan for Stroke care announced for Wales

Health Minister Eluned Morgan has today (Wednesday 22nd September) set out a long-term plan for how stroke services will improve in Wales.

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Chief Medical Officer encourages pregnant women to have COVID-19 vaccine

The Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Frank Atherton is appealing to pregnant women to accept their COVID-19 vaccine when offered. This follows the rise in the number of unvaccinated pregnant women being admitted to hospital with COVID-19 who are experiencing serious illness.

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COVID-19 booster vaccine roll out begins in Wales

Frontline NHS staff working in North Wales have become the first people in Wales to receive their Covid-19 booster vaccines, as the programme started in Wales today [Thursday 16 September].

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‘We are committed to improving community access to defibrillators to boost cardiac arrest survival rates,' vows Health Minister

Health Minister Eluned Morgan has announced an additional £500k to improve community access to defibrillators and boost out of hospital cardiac arrest survival rates.

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£48m Covid recovery fund to support social care in Wales

A new £48m package of funding to support social care in Wales has today (Tuesday September 14) been announced by Deputy Minister for Social Services Julie Morgan.