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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.

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First Minister encourages people to get the flu vaccine as he gets the jab

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.

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Major trauma theatre plan moves a step closer

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.

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Welsh Government response to latest NHS Wales performance data

The Welsh Government has responded to the latest NHS Performance data published today (21 October)

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‘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.

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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.