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A new initiative to halt the development of a life threatening infection in older people with mental health problems has been launched at Wrexham Maelor Hospital. To mark World Sepsis Day on Thursday, new medical boxes have been introduced on the Maelor Hospital’s Heddfan Older Person’s Mental Health Unit, which…
A family court judge based in Wales has raised concern about a "chronic" shortage of specialist secure accommodation for teenagers. Judge Gareth Jones said he had recently analysed a case involving a 15-year-old girl at a family court hearing in Prestatyn. He said the girl had a "number of difficulties"…
A woman who left Wales and travelled to the Republic of Ireland when pregnant after her first son was taken into council care is facing fresh family court litigation in Britain. Social services staff in the Republic of Ireland say decisions about the future of the woman's second son, who…
A social worker from Wrexham has been removed from the Social Care Wales register after a fitness to practise hearing found he had put the young people in his care at risk of serious harm. Les Woods was accused of multiple failings between March 2016 and June 2017, including failing…
A residential child care worker from Wrexham has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers after a Social Care Wales fitness to practise hearing found her fitness to practise was impaired because of her misconduct. The hearing was told that Debra Lloyd was present when two young people…
Tawel Fan ward, an older people’s mental health ward in the Ablett Unit at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan was closed in December 2013 following concerns being raised about the quality and safety of care provided on the ward. The Health Board had undertaken internal investigations resulting in some staff…
A new inquiry into the care of dementia patients on a troubled mental health ward in North Wales has been branded a "whitewash" after it said there was no institutional abuse. The findings of an in-depth investigation into the treatment of patients on Tawel Fan ward at Glan Clwyd Hospital…
The Welsh Government is demanding that a problem-plagued health board makes further improvements to services following the publication of a report into the closure of a hospital ward for dementia patients. Health Secretary Vaughan Gething said he wants Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in North Wales to increase the pace…
Llandudno Hospital has become the first hospital in North Wales to receive a national accreditation celebrating its efforts to support patients with dementia. The hospital is the first in North Wales to be recognised by the Alzheimer’s Society as part of its work to recognise organisations and individuals supporting awareness…
A residential child care worker from Flintshire has been suspended from working as a registered social care professional for two years after Social Care Wales found his fitness to practise was impaired. Thomas Michael Jones was accused of behaving and speaking in an inappropriate manner towards two vulnerable young people…
Public Health Wales has led the launch of a new plan to prevent suicide and self-harm in North Wales. Public Health Wales, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB), local authorities, North Wales Police, Network Rail and third sector groups worked together to develop the strategic action plan, which aims to…
A Postgraduate Diploma programme in Adult Nursing introduced by Bangor University is the first course of its kind in North Wales. It offers recent graduates of life and social science a fast-track two-year route to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The new postgraduate course meets a growing need.…
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