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