Plaid Cymru MS says We need to wake up to the ‘crisis in our hospitals’

RESPONDING to the news that there were nearly 200 cases of hospital-acquired coronavirus cases in the last week, Plaid Cymru Shadow Health Minister Rhun ap Iorwerth MS said, “If we were ever in doubt about the severe strain Wales’ health service is under as a result of the pandemic, today Continue Reading

Minister praises volunteer effort as Carmarthenshire field hospitals recruit 360 volunteers in 24 hours

DEPUTY MINISTER and Chief Whip Jane Hutt has praised Wales’ volunteers, and urged others to get involved as their services will be needed more than ever in the months to come. The call comes after more than 360 people came forward to help Carmarthenshire County Council set up furniture and Continue Reading

Staff use 32k items of PPE a day

STAFF at Swansea Bay University Health Board go through some 32,000 items of personal protective equipment (PPE) each day during the coronavirus crisis. A decision-making group meets daily to oversee the supply of PPE, and there are PPE “leads” and “deputies” in every hospital unit. A report before the health Continue Reading

50% drop in attendance at Swansea Bay Health Board hospitals

THE number of patients attending emergency departments and minor injury units in Swansea Bay has plummeted by nearly 50% in recent weeks. Reductions in admissions have been reported across the UK as fewer people have accidents while staying at home. Many people are also worried about going to hospital because Continue Reading

Patients have waited months to be discharged from Swansea Bay hospitals

SOME patients in Swansea Bay have waited for months to be discharged from hospital, despite being fit to do so. The longest three patient waits, as of March 18 this year – before coronavirus pandemic emergency measures began – were 24 weeks, just over 22 weeks and just under 20 Continue Reading

Health Board CEO pays tribute to ‘Remarkable efforts’ to get seven field hospitals ready

HYWEL Dda, University Health Board Chief Executive Steve Moore has paid tribute to the “remarkable efforts” of our partners, contractors, local communities, staff and volunteers as we undergo the formal handover of a number of temporary field hospitals to help in the fight against COVID-19. The seven hospitals – which Continue Reading

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