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Wrexham County Borough Council is to produce an improvement plan for its children’s services in response to a new inspection report published by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) this week. Inspectors found that the local authority has recently improved its information and advice service in response to…
A new ‘sensory’ garden to benefit dementia patients at Deeside hospital is now open. The garden underwent a dramatic transformation in three days in a ‘Groundforce’ style makeover project. The project was driven by Matron Cheryl Froom and Deborah Fogg, dementia support worker at Deeside hospital. Debbie said: “The garden…
A coroner has warned of the potential for future deaths after a 95-year-old woman died after waiting almost four hours in an ambulance queue outside a hospital. Lilly Baxandall, 95, a former British Airways catering supervisor, could not be admitted to Glan Clwyd Hospital, Bodelwyddan, North Wales, which at one…
One in four adults experience mental health difficulties in any given year, and mental health issues account for the largest single cause of disability in the UK. The NHS has pledged to invest more than one billion pounds to transform mental health care across the UK. Bangor University has responded…
Amy Speakman began volunteering at her local Barnardo’s shop as part of her college course, hoping to gain some life skills and valuable work experience. But she made such an impression at the children’s charity shop in Connahs Quay in Flintshire, North Wales, that she was offered a paid job…
A Wrexham residential child care worker has been given a two-year suspension order for failing to hand over cash donations for the Nightingale House Hospice charity within a reasonable timescale. Samantha Clarke received the suspension order after a three-day Care Council Fitness to Practise hearing at Beaufort Park Hotel in…
People in North Wales who need treatment for an injury can now get up to the minute information on waiting times at the regions Minor Injuries Units and Emergency Departments. Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has teamed up with the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust who have developed…
A paedophile police chief who escaped justice for 30 years has died less than two months into his 12-year jail term for sex crimes against two boys. Former Superintendent Gordon Anglesea, 79, used his position and "connections with authority" to molest his two victims, while running a "naughty boy school"…
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