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NEWS HEALTH POLITICS
Ambulance targets questioned

Questions have been raised over whether the Welsh Ambulance Service should keep chasing the eight-minute target for reaching immediately life-threatening “red” calls.

1 week ago

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NEWS POLITICS HEALTH
Health Board budget woes

The Welsh Government has rejected Powys health bosses plans for a £25million deficit budget for this year, and will have to resubmit their proposal.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Potential legal challenge to Air Ambulance decision

A campaign has been launched to legally challenge the decision taken by the NHS Wales Joint Commissioning Committee (JCC) to close the Welshpool and Caernarfon Air Ambulance bases in favor of a centralised base in north east Wales.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS HEALTH
Local politicians seek government intervention

The decision to close Welshpool Air Ambulance base has sparked strong opposition from local politicians, including Russell George MS and Craig Williams MP, who have been vocal in their opposition to the closures since they were first leaked to the media in 2022.

1 month ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Committee approves Air Ambulance base closures

The NHS Wales Joint Commissioning Committee has today approved a recommendation to close the Welshpool and Caernarfon bases and create a single site in North Wales.

1 month ago

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NEWS HEALTH POLITICS
Social service recruitment events 'flop'

Recruitment events to find more social and care workers had “limited success” and at two of them, nobody turned up, councillors have been told.

2 months ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Health Board votes to oppose Air Ambulance base reforms

Powys Teaching Health board has made a bold stand against the proposed closure of the Wales Air Ambulance base in Welshpool in an extraordinary meeting earlier today.

2 months ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Health board budget deficit revealed

Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB) has revealed that it will be setting a deficit budget of just under £25 million for the 2024/2025 financial year.

2 months ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Air ambulance future vote delayed

Newtown residents will have to wait a little longer to find out the fate of the north Powys Wales Air Ambulance air base, as a decision has been postponed until 28 March.

2 months ago

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NEWS POLITICS HEALTH
Minister claims no final decision made on Air Ambulance

Residents in Newtown and the surrounding areas have expressed their concerns following a recent report recommending the closure of Welshpool's Air Ambulance base.

3 months ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Health board confirm CEO appointment

Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB) has introduced Hayley Thomas as its new Chief Executive Officer.

3 months ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Have your say on the last stage of Air Ambulance engagement

The future of Welshpool's Air Ambulance base has taken a dramatic twist as the decision-making process has descended into chaos.

4 months ago

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NEWS HEALTH POLITICS
Welshpool Air Ambulance recommended for closure

Newtown residents are concerned for the future of the Welshpool air ambulance base after a recent recommendation called for its closure.

4 months ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Local residents a 'priority' in hospital reform

Hospital patients in Newtown and Mid Wales should not be ignored – that was the message from the government advisory body after approving hospital shakeup proposals for Shropshire.

5 months ago

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NEWS HEALTH POLITICS
Air ambulance battle to continue

The battle to keep the Wales Air Ambulance base in north Powys rages on as local politicians and campaigners express their disappointment and anger over the extended delay in the decision on the preferred option of the air ambulance's review.

5 months ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Thanks to Shropshire colleagues for Newtown drop in

Powys Teaching Health Board has expressed its gratitude to colleagues from across the border in England for conducting a drop-in engagement session last week in Newtown.

5 months ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Health Board working to reduce deficit

Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB) finance chiefs have revealed that they need to make savings to bring their budget deficit down to £12 million by the end of March.

6 months ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Air Ambulance public meeting today

Make sure you pop along to the Air Ambulance consultation drop in and public meeting, which is taking place today in Newtown.

8 months ago

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NEWS HEALTH
2nd phase of Air Ambulance review begins

The eagerly awaited phase two of the Welsh Air Ambulance review process was launched today.

8 months ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Face masks to be worn at local hospitals

In response to a new outbreak of Covid-19 in Newtown and surrounding areas, visitors to local hospitals are now required to wear face masks.

8 months ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Health board overspends by nearly £7m

Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB) posted a £7 million overspend position for last financial year.

8 months ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Campaign launched to encourage everyone over 30 in Wales to get a sight test

The Welsh Government has launched a new campaign aimed at urging everyone over the age of 30 to undergo regular eye tests.

8 months ago

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NEWS POLITICS HEALTH
Politicians call for expansion of Air Ambulance service

Montgomeryshire politicians, Russell George MS and Craig Williams MP, have written a letter to the Chief Ambulance Service Commissioner, Stephen Harrhy, urging that the ongoing review of the air ambulance service includes options for expanded service with additional funding from the Welsh Government.

10 months ago

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NEWS HEALTH POLITICS
More cash demanded for air ambulance

Russell George, the Member of the Senedd (MS) for Montgomeryshire, is urging the Welsh Government to allocate extra funding to support the Wales Air Ambulance and ensure the continuation of its base in Welshpool.

11 months ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Local group seeks new members at AGM

The League of Friends of Montgomeryshire County Infirmary, a local group dedicated to fundraising for Newtown Hospital, is extending an invitation for new members to join its ranks.

1 year ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Second air ambulance meeting to be held

A second air ambulance consultation meeting is set to be held in Newtown after being requested by concerned residents.

1 year ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Air Ambulance meeting today

Make sure you pop along to the Air Ambulance consultation drop in and public meeting, which is taking place today in Newtown.

1 year ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Air Ambulance safe at Welshpool until 2026

Welsh Air Ambulance (WAA) has today announced that the contract with Welshpool Airport has been extended until 2026.

1 year ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Bird Flu identified at premises near Newtown

A case of Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza H5N1, otherwise known as bird flu, has been confirmed at a premises near Newtown, the county council has said

1 year ago

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NEWS HEALTH
National licensing scheme for special procedures announced

Wales is set to become the first UK nation to introduce a mandatory national licensing scheme for tattoo artists and those working in body piercing, semi-permanent make-up, acupuncture and electrolysis.

1 year ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Chief Medical Officer reminds people to keep defences up against flu and COVID this winter.

The latest data shows the prevalence of flu, COVID-19 and other seasonal respiratory viruses has increased over the Christmas period and remains at very high levels.

1 year ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Bowel cancer screening age lowered to 55

Bowel cancer screening will be made available to more people in Wales as home testing is expanded to include 55-57 year olds.

1 year ago

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NEWS HEALTH
A new chair has been appointed to Powys Teaching Health Board for a term of four years.

Carl Cooper has been selected by the Minister for Health and Social Services Eluned Morgan as the preferred candidate following an open and fair competition and will take up the role from the 17 October, subject to the relevant pre-employment security checks.

1 year ago

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NEWS HEALTH
100,000 extra patients on Wales NHS waiting list in just one year

Patients and NHS staff in Wales deserve a healthcare system 'at least as good as elsewhere in the UK,' Welsh Conservatives have said, as the NHS waiting list in Wales rises by nearly 100,000 in just one year.

1 year ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Autumn Covid-19 booster roll-out begins today in Wales

The roll-out of the autumn Covid-19 booster has started today (September 1st) in Wales with care home residents and staff across Wales the first to receive the vaccine.

1 year ago

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NEWS HEALTH
County council chiefs reassured over Air Ambulance consultation

The Leaders of Powys County Council have welcomed reassurance from Wales Air Ambulance that statutory partners will be consulted before a final decision on the service's future in Welshpool

1 year ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Consultation launched on improving social care services in Wales

Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan has today launched a consultation on improving the experiences for many people using health and social care services.   

1 year ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Autumn booster invitations issued to eligible adults in Wales

Eligible adults in Wales have begun to be invited for their COVID-19 autumn booster this week.

1 year ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Move to yearly dental check-ups to improve access to NHS dentistry in Wales

Most adults in Wales will now only need to see their dentist once a year, in a shake-up to improve access to NHS dentistry

1 year ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Health Minister announces pay rise for NHS Wales staff

The Health Minister Eluned Morgan has accepted the recommendations of NHS pay review bodies and is today announcing a pay rise for NHS staff in Wales.

1 year ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Further £3m to recruit more emergency ambulance staff to improve response times

A further £3m is to be invested by the Welsh Government to recruit more emergency ambulance staff to improve response times for the most seriously ill or injured.

1 year ago

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NEWS HEALTH
COVID boosters hit two million as new winter vaccination strategy published.

All adults aged 50 and over in Wales will be offered an autumn Covid-19 booster by the end of November, the Minister for Health and Social Services has announced.

1 year ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Public urged to take precautions as temperatures rise in Wales

The Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Wales is urging people to take extra precautions and to plan ahead to keep themselves and others safe as the Met Office warns of extreme heat.

1 year ago

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NEWS HEALTH
NHS Wales awarded highest honour by the Queen

The Queen presented the George Cross to NHS Wales Chief Executive Judith Paget and Intensive Care Consultant Dr Ami Jones at a ceremony in Windsor Castle today (12 July).

1 year ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Masks re-introduced for patients, visitors and staff

Powys Teaching Health Board reintroduces masks in clinical areas for patients, visitors and staff due to increasing community COVID-19 infections

1 year ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Wales extends COVID-19 testing throughout July

The Health Minister confirmed that access to free LFD tests will be extended in Wales until July 31st  2022.

1 year ago

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