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Ambition to make Wales smoke-free by 2030 - as smoking remains the leading cause of premature deaths
Tackling health inequalities and more help to help people quit are key parts of a new plan to make Wales smoke-free by the end of the decade.
Health Minister pledges £170m extra a year for ‘transformation’ of how planned care services are delivered
More than £170m extra a year is set to be invested in planned care across NHS Wales, Health Minister Eluned Morgan has announced at the inaugural Planned Care Summit.
This week, First Minister Mark Drakeford, got his flu vaccination and encouraged others to take up the offer this winter to help keep people safe and well.
Plans to create two new theatres, including a dedicated major trauma theatre, at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff have been approved by the Health Minister.
The Welsh Government has responded to the latest NHS Performance data published today (21 October)
‘We are bracing ourselves for one of the hardest winters we have ever faced, but will keep essential services running,’ vows NHS Wales chief executive
NHS Wales chief executive Andrew Goodall has warned the dual challenge of the Covid pandemic and other respiratory viruses will make this winter ‘one of the hardest we have ever faced’, as the NHS Wales Health and Social Care Winter Plan is published.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.