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30 December 2015
New figures show the Welsh Ambulance Service on target for patients in most need again
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
The standard emergency ambulance response to the most acutely ill patients was five minutes and 30 seconds during November, new figures published today show.
 
30 December 2015
New drugs to treat colorectal cancer and cystic fibrosis available in Wales
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
Medicines to treat colorectal cancer and cystic fibrosis will be routinely available on the Welsh NHS.
 
23 December 2015
Fewer people ‘stuck in hospital’ thanks to Welsh Government funding
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
Delayed transfers of care refer to people in NHS hospitals who are ready to move to the next stage of their care but are delayed for one or more reasons.
 
21 December 2015
New HPV vaccine programme for gay men to be introduced in Wales
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
The decision comes after the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommended the introduction of such a targeted programme.
 
18 December 2015
Completion times for family court care proceedings in Wales cut by more than half
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
A 26-week time limit, which became law in April 2014 through the Children and Families Act 2014, was introduced following a wide-ranging review of the Family Justice System in England and Wales.
 
16 December 2015
Health Minister announces £3.9m for new Blaenau Ffestiniog health centre
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
A new community health centre for Blaenau Ffestiniog is to be built with £3.9m of funding from the Welsh Government, Health & Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford announced
 
16 December 2015
100-day plans to improve cancer services across Wales
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
Every health board in Wales has produced a 100-day plan to improve cancer services and waiting times, Deputy Health Minister Vaughan Gething announced today.
 
15 December 2015
£7.5m investment boost for neonatal services at the University Hospital of Wales
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
Specialist services for premature babies at Wales’ biggest hospital are set to be extensively modernised with a £7.5m funding boost from the Welsh Government, it was announced today.
 
14 December 2015
“Modern miracle” of Wales’ health and social care staff praised by Ministers
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
Welsh Government Ministers have praised the “modern miracle” of the care NHS and social service staff deliver across the country in their annual Christmas message today.
 
11 December 2015
Digital technology puts people in control of their health and social care
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
People will be able to have a consultation with their GP using a smartphone and monitor their own health via digital devices.
 
10 December 2015
New deal to help people facing a mental health crisis
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
A new agreement to improve the system of care and support for people in a mental health crisis has today been signed by the Welsh Government, police forces, the NHS, councils and other agencies.
 
07 December 2015
Minister launches plan to tackle antibiotic resistance threat
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
A new plan to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance, one of the greatest health threats facing the country, has been launched.
 
07 December 2015
Welsh language services in Wales’ health and social care services to be strengthened
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
Ensuring the safety, dignity and respect of Welsh speakers is at the heart of plans to offer health and social care services in Welsh without someone having to ask for it.
 
04 December 2015
NHS Wales winter plans in place, says chief executive
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
Reducing hospital admissions, improved support for patients to go home after being treated and more staff are among the measures being put in place to prepare for winter.
 
03 December 2015
There’s no place like home: ‘hospice at home’ services to be expanded throughout Wales
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
Hospice services provided to people in their own homes will be expanded throughout Wales, as part of a move to improve end of life provision across the country.
 
01 December 2015
Revolutionary new law to increase donor rates comes into force in Wales
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
Wales has today become the first country in the UK to introduce a revolutionary new system to increase the number of organ donors (Tuesday December 1).
 
30 November 2015
Eye health drive to help people from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
The Welsh Government is calling on people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds to use a special free service to check the health of their eyes.
 
29 November 2015
Wales’ Health Minister calls on UK Government to ban fatty and sugary food adverts on TV before 9pm
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
Wales’ Health Minister has called on the UK Government to introduce a pre-9pm watershed ban on adverts that market food and drink that are high in fat, salt and sugar to children.
 
28 November 2015
‘Stickers in windows’ food hygiene rating scheme “a big success story for Wales” – Vaughan Gething
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
Wales became the first country in the UK to introduce a mandatory food hygiene rating scheme.
 
27 November 2015
More than 600 people treated by ‘flying doctors’ in first six months on board Wales Air Ambulance
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
The pioneering emergency medical care service for Wales provides treatment usually only available in hospitals.
 
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