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Thousands to benefit from antiviral medicine in Wales

Thousands of people in Wales will have access to a new antiviral medicine which can significantly reduce their risk of being admitted to hospital with COVID-19.

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Wastewater programme expanded across Wales

A Welsh Government-led programme to test wastewater for COVID-19 has been expanded to cover all Welsh health boards and local authorities across 48 sites.

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Community and primary care services are helping to treat people with long-Covid

A review of Wales’ long-Covid programme has found it is helping to treat and manage the needs of people who have sought help for their symptoms.

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New look online support launched providing mental health support for young people

An online resource dedicated to helping young people aged between 11 and 25  to access mental health support has been relaunched to include new information and advice. 

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Near £11m investment to create a breast centre of excellence in Gwent part of ‘ambitious plans’ to improve patient care

Nearly £11m is being invested in a breast cancer ‘centre of excellence’ at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr in a bid to improve patient care.

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More than £4.5m to investigate and learn from hospital-acquired Covid-19 infections in Wales

More than £4.5m is being invested into a programme investigating hospital-acquired Covid-19 infections in Wales

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Self-isolation period reduced

People who test positive for Covid-19 will be able to leave self-isolation after five full days if they have two negative lateral flow tests, Health Minister Eluned Morgan today confirmed.

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Welsh hospices’ funding to increase

Hospices in Wales will receive an extra £2.2m as part of the Welsh Government’s end-of-life care review.

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New Vice Chair of Powys Teaching Health Board announced

Health Minister Eluned Morgan has today announced the appointment of Kirsty Williams as Vice Chair to Powys Teaching Health Board.

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Maternity and Neonatal Champions to improve services across Wales.

Maternity and Neonatal champions will be appointed to every health board in Wales to improve the quality of services in a new £1.15m Welsh Government plan.

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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, 20 January).

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Health plan scheme a ‘massive help’ in easing NHS winter pressures

A scheme helping vulnerable people to be treated at home and avoid unnecessary trips to emergency departments will be ‘a massive help’ in easing pressure on NHS Wales during the winter months, Health Minister Eluned Morgan has said