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Welsh Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has confirmed the NHS bursary will be extended in Wales for students starting their studies in September 2019. The bursary, for eligible student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals, was scrapped in England in 2017. In Wales, the full bursary package will continue to be…
An adult care home manager from Torfaen has been suspended from working as a registered social care professional for one year after a Social Care Wales hearing found her fitness to practise was impaired because of misconduct. Donna Priest was accused of failing to make sure the staff at the…
Current funding arrangements from Welsh Government will not cover the expected increases in cost and demand facing social care, the Welsh Local Government Association has warned. A joint report by WLGA and ADSS to the National Assembly for Wales’ Finance Committee estimates that next year’s additional pressure of £99m in…
GPS tracking technology which warns police and victims when a domestic abuser enters an exclusion zone would provide "vital security for victims", MPs have heard. Liz Saville Roberts, Plaid Cymru's Westminster leader, said such an alert system would also reduce reoffending. During Home Office questions in the Commons, Ms Saville…
A woman who was the first baby to be born on the NHS said it "breaks her heart" to see services run down. Aneira Thomas claimed there was a delay in an ambulance arriving at her daughter's house when she suffered a brain haemorrhage in 2015 because the closest ambulance…
A UK-wide campaign to encourage patients to change from their pyjamas and get moving around is being supported by the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales, Professor Jean White. The #EndPJParalysis 70-day challenge aims to achieve one million patient days of relevant patients being dressed in day clothes and moving around,…
An 80-year-old man died in hospital after waiting 23 hours for an ambulance and a further seven hours before being admitted, his son has said. Darren Williams, 48, said his father John Williams (pictured) died on Sunday, four days after being admitted to Morriston Hospital in Swansea, South Wales and…
A Commonwealth Games swimmer found not guilty of raping a woman who claimed he forced himself on her shortly after she had consensual sex with his friend has said the past months had been "horrendous". In an emotional statement, Otto Putland, 24, who represented Wales at the 2014 Commonwealth Games…
A Commonwealth Games swimmer accused of raping a girl after his fellow swimmer had sex with her has told a jury she was "flirtatious" with him before they had consensual sex. Otto Putland, 24, who represented Wales at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, is on trial at Cardiff Crown…
An adult care home manager who worked in Flintshire has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers after a Social Care Wales hearing found her fitness to practise was impaired as a result of a lack of competence and misconduct. Mrs Debbie Lloyd, who did not attend the…
A woman allegedly raped by a Commonwealth Games swimmer has told a court he came into the room and started taking his clothes off moments after she had consensual sex with his friend, another top swimmer. Otto Putland (pictured), 24, who represented Wales at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow,…
Health Boards across Wales have approved plans for Wales’ first Major Trauma Network across south west Wales and Powys with the Major Trauma Centre located at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff. The facility will be a 24-hour trauma centre for the most critically-ill casualties serving all of south…
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