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17 June 2013, Welsh Government
Minister launches All Wales Continence Bundle
The Health Minister Mark Drakeford has applauded the development of a package to improve the dignity of adult patients across Wales.
Deputy Minister for Social Services Gwenda Thomas has marked Carers Week by launching the refreshed Carers Strategy for Wales at a conference organised by the Newport Carers Forum.
Public Health Wales has published a report on the multi agency response to an outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis associated with a community farm in Torfaen in April 2012.
The vital work of social care workers in Wales will be highlighted during Social Care Week with an exhibition stand in Y Bont, the public area of the Welsh Government’s Llandudno Junction office.
Patients suspected as having cancer should be seen by a consultant within 10 working days, Health Minister Mark Drakeford announced today.
Health Minister Mark Drakeford today announced changes to the Welsh immunisation programme to protect against preventable diseases and infections during a debate on the measles outbreak.
12 June 2013, Welsh Government
40 per cent rise in doctors in Wales in last decade
New figures show the numbers of doctors, dentists, nurses and midwives in Wales increased by up to 40 per cent between 2002 and 2012.
Plans to ensure people in Wales who are critically ill receive the right care, in the right place and at the right time have been published.
Public Health Wales is warning of an increase in mumps cases in Wales as too many young people remain unvaccinated with MMR.
A new Bill giving NHS organisations greater flexibility to manage their budgets will be introduced in the next Assembly term as part of the Welsh Government’s legislative programme, Health Minister Mark Drakeford announced today (Monday 10 June).
07 June 2013, Welsh Government
Health Minister marks successes in My Health Online
The Minister for Health and Social Services, Mark Drakeford has seen first-hand the benefits of My Health Online.
As the number of cases in the measles outbreak centred on Swansea reaches 1,171, MMR uptake levels in two year olds across Wales are at record levels.
Almost 2,500 doses of MMR have been given in GP surgeries in Wales in the last week as Public Health Wales continues to urge unvaccinated people to come forward.
Gwenda Thomas, Deputy Minister for Social Services, has announced a grant of over £8 million to train social care workers in Wales [30 May].
Friday 31 May is World No Tobacco Day. According to the World Health Organisation, tobacco kills nearly six million people each year, of which more than 600,000 are non smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke.
Cancer patients in Wales will be given the chance to tell the NHS and the Welsh Government what they think about the services they have received.
Young people aged 10 to 18 are being encouraged to use the half term break to catch up on any missed doses of MMR vaccine.
Public Health Wales is urging people aged 10 to 18 and their parents to use the half-term break to catch up on missed doses of MMR vaccine.
The new NHS Delivery Framework, setting out the main priorities for the health service for 2013/14, has been published by NHS Wales Chief Executive David Sissling
A new facility at Velindre Cancer Centre will enable scientists to study the newest cancer drugs.
Mark Drakeford AM, Minister for Health & Social Services:
"I am pleased to provide this Statement to Assembly Members that sets out a first set of decisions in response to Professor Siobhan McClelland’s Strategic Review of Welsh Ambulance Services.
Figures from Public Health Wales show that more than 60,000 people have been vaccinated with MMR in Wales since the beginning of March.
Public Health Wales has published the results of a survey of parents in the Swansea area that aimed to find out why they had declined the MMR vaccination for their children.
Health Minister Mark Drakeford has given a six-month update on progress against the Welsh Government’s five year strategy for the health service, Together for Health.
Young people and their parents are being urged to take advantage of the final week of school MMR vaccination sessions as cases in the measles outbreak centred on the Swansea area rise again.