Extra £15.7m to increase contact tracing workforce in Wales

HEALTH Minister Vaughan Gething has announced an extra £15.7m to nearly double the contact tracing workforce in Wales for the winter. The funding will increase the number of contact tracing staff in Wales from 1,800 to 3,100 in time for an expected rise in demand in December and through to Continue Reading

Health Minister issues statement on additional bed capacity plans for the remainder of 2020/2021

THE following is a written statement by the Minister for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething MS: I am pleased to update Members on health board plans to retain over 5000 additional beds for the rest of 2020/2021. The winter period is always challenging for our health and social care Continue Reading

New Covid-19 guidance announced for when to seek medical advice

THE Health Minister Vaughan Gething is today (August 4) urging anyone isolating at home with COVID-19 to contact 111 or their GP if their symptoms don’t improve after seven days or if they experience breathlessness or vomiting, or if fatigue stops them doing their normal daily activities. This new advice 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

Cancer services are still available during pandemic says Wales’ Health Minister

ESSENTIAL cancer services and support are still available during the Covid pandemic and people with possible symptoms of are urged not to put off seeking help and advice, the Health Minister said today (Wednesday 17 June) A campaign to highlight the importance of continuing to access essential cancer services has Continue Reading

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