Temporary visitor ‘pods’ for care homes to be rolled-out

TEMPORARY ‘pods’ are being provided to care homes across Wales to better facilitate visits over Christmas and the winter months, the Health Minister has announced today Monday (Nov 23. The £3million pilot will cover the procurement, installation and lease of 100 units, with an initial 30 being installed and ready Continue Reading

Indoor care home visits to resume from tomorrow

INDOOR visits to adult and children’s care homes have been given the green light to resume from tomorrow, Friday (Aug 28), one day earlier than previously announced, Minister for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething has confirmed. The Minister reiterated the reopening date is a guide and it is for Continue Reading

Extra £22.7 million is “temporary sticking plaster” for care homeowners claims chair of Care Forum Wales

CARE homeowners in Llanelli have described the extra £22.7 million in emergency funding announced by the Welsh Government as a “temporary sticking plaster”. While the additional money was “most welcome”, sector champions Care Forum Wales say the overwhelming priority must be to devise a national action plan to implement long-term Continue Reading

Care Homes “badly let down” says Senedd Report

THE Senedd’s health committee has strongly criticised the Welsh Government over some of its actions during the COVID pandemic. It reports that care homes have been “badly let down” and that the Welsh Government has been too slow to respond The report states that it took “too long” to start Continue Reading

Need to make digital care part of ‘new normal’ says Lee Waters MS

NHS Wales has received high praise from Lee Waters, with several digital transformations fast-tracked during COVID-19 set to stay for good. People can now meet virtually with their GP, secondary, and community care services from the comfort of their own home, with 97% of patients so far rating the experience Continue Reading

Call for Wales health minister to apologise for care homes scandal

HEALTH MINISTER  Vaughan Gething must apologise for testing failures in care homes that have led to a huge number of deaths, according to Plaid Cymru Shadow Local Government Minister Delyth Jewell MS. A BBC Wales investigation found that residents entered care homes from risky settings untested and that care homes Continue Reading

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