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Ewa being vaccinated by Teleri Roberts – Vaccination Nurse Manager

Spring rollout of boosters begins in Wales this week

Spring Covid-19 booster vaccinations are being rolled out in Wales from this week.

Health Minister Eluned Morgan uses new robotic surgery technology at Ysbyty Gwynedd.
Pictured from L to R Mike Yang (CMR Surgical) Mohammed Abdulmajed (Betsi Cadwaldr Univeristy HEalthBoard) Eluned Morgan

National robotic assisted surgery programme to be established in Wales

A national robotic-assisted surgery programme allowing surgeons to perform complex procedures with more precision and control is being introduced in Wales, the Health Minister has announced.

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Wales sends medical supplies to support Ukraine

The first shipment of medical supplies including ventilators, bandages and face masks is being despatched from Wales today to support the people of Ukraine.

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Infected blood: Deadline approaching for financial support

Families members bereaved as a result of NHS contaminated blood who have not yet come forward have until the end of the month to qualify for backdated payments.

Welsh Government

National consultation asks public to help create a smoke-free Wales by 2030

The Welsh Government is calling on people across the country to join a national consultation that will shape its strategy to make Wales smoke-free by 2030.

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New endometriosis nurses to improve awareness and diagnosis in Wales

Specialist endometriosis nurses have been appointed in each Health Board in Wales to improve services for the chronic condition which affects one in ten women.

Lynne Neagle (P)

Over £7m in funding to extend online mental health service

The Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing Lynne Neagle has confirmed an additional £7.7m in funding to continue providing SilverCloud Wales - the free online mental health support tool for a further three years. The work will be overseen by Powys Teaching Health Board.

Weight management

£13m boost for new plan to reduce and prevent obesity in Wales

Reducing inequalities will be at the heart of the Welsh Government’s Healthy Weight: Healthy Wales Delivery Plan for 2022-24, supported by a £13m investment.

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New funding to increase defibrillator access in Wales

Health Minister Eluned Morgan has announced a further £500k to improve community access to defibrillators.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy for 2022 published

Work is in progress to integrate Wales’ COVID-19 vaccination rollout with existing immunisation programmes, the Health Minister has announced.

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Welsh Government response to publication of latest NHS Wales performance data

The Welsh Government has issued a statement on the latest NHS Wales performance data published today (Thursday, 17 February).

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New eye care facilities will help cut waiting time

Health Minister, Eluned Morgan has welcomed progress on new eye care facilities which will increase the number of patients receiving eye care treatment and cut waiting times.