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Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Sue Tranka

“I want nursing and midwifery to be the most attractive career choices for health professionals” – Sue Tranka, Chief Nursing Officer for Wales.

Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Wales, Sue Tranka has outlined her ambitious plans for the Nursing and Midwifery professions at today’s [8 April 2022] CNO Wales Conference.

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111 service now available across Wales

Urgent medical and health advice is now available across Wales 24 hours a day, seven days a week following the successful rollout of the 111 helpline.

Eluned Morgan Headshot

Further £5m investment in ‘innovative’ Long-COVID rehabilitation services

A support service helping people in Wales living with the long-term effects of COVID-19 will benefit from a further £5m of Welsh Government funding.

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Health Minister warns about the ‘extraordinary pressure’ the health and social care system is currently under in Wales

Health Minister Eluned Morgan has warned the health and social care system in Wales is currently under ‘extraordinary pressure’ as a result of a range of factors.

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Changes to testing and care homes as we all learn to live safely with coronavirus

A timetable for changes to Wales’ Test Trace Protect service is being published today (Monday) as part of wider plans to gradually move beyond the emergency response to the pandemic.

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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, 24th March).


Quick-time referrals speeding up cancer diagnosis in Wales

New clinics in Wales are helping to diagnose patients with concerning symptoms more quickly as part of nationwide work to cut cancer waiting times.

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.

Endometriosis Nurses - CNO - Minister

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.