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2008-09-20 21:00:00

By Greg Tindle A MAJOR plan to tackle A&E waiting times at the University Hospital of Wales has been unveiled, as latest figures showed patients there still face the longest waits in Wales. The latest NHS figures show that no improvement in meeting the four-hour target has been made over the past year despite warnings from the Welsh Assembly Government. During August more than 800 emergency patients waited for treatment beyond the four-hour deadline. As a result, a major plan...

2008-08-23 18:00:00

By Madeleine Brindley Health Editor PATIENTS at the flagship University Hospital of Wales are continuing to wait hours in A&E. Official figures reveal that Cardiff and Vale NHS Trustw as Wales' worst performing against tough four and eight-hour targets. Almost 10% of patients taken to UHW spent more than four hours in A&E, and a small percentage are spending eight hours or more in the department. The under-fire trust today apologised to patients who have experienced...

2008-08-21 18:00:31

THE chairman of the University Hospital of Wales' radio station, Radio Glamorgan, has retired. Simon Field, a British Telecom manager who has chaired the Cardiff hospital's radio station for 16 years, handed over the reins to new chairman Clare Sinclair. Mr Field was presented with an engraved gold disc to thank him for his work. He said: "I have had some wonderful experiences, seen some fantastic people in action and played a part in Radio Glamorgan moving forward a great deal...

2008-08-18 18:00:47

By Madeleine Brindley Health Editor FRESH concerns about cleanliness in some of Wales' largest hospitals have been raised by a health service watchdog. The results of a series of unannounced spot checks at hospitals in Cardiff and North Wales will shake public confidence in the NHS' ability to prevent deadly hospital superbugs. The Healthcare Inspectorate Wales raised serious concerns about the potential for infection at the nation's flagship hospital, the University Hospital of...

2008-07-31 18:00:48

By Clare Griffiths I WANTED to say a sincere thank-you to all those I have encountered while having my baby, who have been absolutely fantastic in providing help and support. I had an awful pregnancy, suffering with pelvic problems for most of it, ending in an emergency caesarean at Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales because my baby's heart-rate was dropping. Then I had an awful time trying to breast-feed my newborn son. It felt like too much to cope with and I shed a lot of...

2008-06-26 18:02:58

A CYCLING doctor will be among fundraisers pedalling for pounds. Cancer research scientist Dr Andrew Sanders, 26, will be among the cyclists taking part in Cancer Research Wales' annual sponsored bike ride, starting at the Pendragon Inn in Thornhill, Cardiff, on Sunday. Cardiff University graduate Dr Sanders, whose work is based at the city's University Hospital of Wales, was supported by Cancer Research Wales to undertake his PhD. The charity is also funding the next four years of his...

2008-06-19 18:00:35

MEMORIES of the NHS, as it celebrates its 60th birthday, are being sought by health managers at the Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust. Stories and reminiscences from staff and retired hospital workers are being collected by the trust to mark the anniversary this July. A spokesman said: "If you have worked for the trust, or in hospitals in the Vale of Glamorgan or Cardiff, or if you have a story of your time as a patient in this area, we would like to hear from you. If you were there when the...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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