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« Reply #225 on: May 19, 2020, 03:45:34 PM »
Reading this article, extolling the services of the newly built £40m Royal Alexandra community hospital, set to relieve pressure on emergency departments, reminds me of the importance of the Llandudno hospital which seems to be overlooked most of the time, and to my knowledge is offering exactly the same services as mentioned in the article, many of which we have used, without the need of traveling further, we need to keep reminding our decision makers how important Llandudno hospital is, and to ensure we keep it.


This is the first virtual look inside a new £40m community hospital set to relieve pressure on emergency departments and deliver "up-to-date health care" in a modern setting.

The redevelopment of the Royal Alexandra Hospital on East Parade, Rhyl, will offer a broad range of health and well-being services thanks to Welsh Government funding.

The new North Denbighshire Community Hospital will include a same day care centre, which would offer a range of treatments for minor ailments, and a ward with individual bedrooms.

It will also include a new facility to promote patient rehabilitation to help them regain the skills needed to live independently, enabling them to return home faster following a stay in hospital.

There will be a day unit for intravenous therapy, such as transfusions, and a large outpatient area including physiotherapy and services for people with dementia and memory loss.

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Re: National Health Service...........Pollen count 'explosion' predicted
« Reply #226 on: June 09, 2020, 02:19:18 PM »
Pollen count 'explosion' predicted - and the NHS advice on easing hay fever symptoms
The Met Office predicts a 'very high risk' of grass pollen this week and into the weekend

Hay fever sufferers have been warned that a "huge pollen explosion" could occur this week.

It comes following dry conditions over the last few weeks, which has since been overset by rain across the UK.

The recent sunny weather means that grass pollen levels will increase.

The Met Office has warned of a "very high risk" throughout the week and into the weekend.

This could mean misery for those who suffer from hay fever.

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Re: National Health Service......NHS debts written-off
« Reply #227 on: July 07, 2020, 03:50:11 PM »
Health minister to give update...12:40

NHS debts written-off
The Welsh Government has written-off debts owed by NHS organisations such as health boards.


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« Reply #228 on: July 07, 2020, 06:46:41 PM »
Well they haven't they've gut been passed over to the Welsh tax payer

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« Reply #229 on: July 07, 2020, 06:57:52 PM »
I don't know. At the moment all three governments subscribe to what is an outmoded economic theory. Modern Monetary Theory, a heterodox, macroeconomic theory that describes currency as a public monopoly is the new and current model.

In that theory, a modern democracy is only limited in its money creation and purchases by inflation, which only accelerates once the real resources (labour, capital and natural resources) of the economy are utilized at full employment. Since no modern democracy normally achieves full employment, it can be argued that inflation won't, in fact, increase.

This theory sounds wild, until you realise there's a lot of emerging evidence underpinning it. For example, since 2008 the bank of England has been printing billions, yet inflation is now at its lowest ever level.

The entire global economy has been drop-shocked by Covid, yet inflation still seems very low.

The USA national debt is in the trillions, yet their inflation is low. So it's quite possible the Welsh government could simply write off the debts by putting a line through them. It'll be interesting see how it plays out.

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Re: National Health Service.............1.000.000 QUIT SMOKING
« Reply #230 on: July 15, 2020, 03:45:44 PM »
More than one million people have given up smoking since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, a survey for charity Action on Smoking and Health (Ash) suggests.

Of those who had quit in the previous four months, 41% said it was in direct response to coronavirus.

Separately, University College London (UCL) found more people quit smoking in the year to June 2020 than in any year since its survey began in 2007.

Government advice says smokers may be at risk of more severe Covid symptoms.

Between 15 April and 20 June, a representative sample of 10,000 people, enrolled by pollster YouGov on behalf of Ash, were asked about their smoking habits.

The results were used to estimate the total number of people giving up smoking in the UK.

Just under half of people who had quit in the past four months said the pandemic had played a role in their decision. That may have been down to a range of factors including health concerns, access to tobacco while isolating or no longer smoking socially.

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« Reply #231 on: July 17, 2020, 04:56:08 PM »
It's vital that we spread the word about the need for new legal targets for air pollution.

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« Reply #232 on: July 21, 2020, 02:52:22 PM »
PEOPLE will be asked to phone first before going to A&E as emergency services are re-modeled to respond to coronavirus.

Wales' Health Minister Vaughan Gething revealed the changes on Tuesday, July 21.

A telephone triage service will direct to people to the right service for their condition or injury instead of everyone automatically seeking care at their local A&E department.
                                         The emergency 999 service will not be affected by the changes.

The changes, which will be trialled at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, are modelled on a successful Scandinavian scheme, and are part of a new approach to delivering safe, person-centred health and care services.

Evidence suggests a proportion of people who come to emergency departments do not require the expert care provided by healthcare professionals in these units and would benefit from either self care or accessing advice, health or social care in other parts of the system.

There is also emerging evidence to suggest a reduction in attendances over the course of the pandemic related in a greater number to ‘lower risk’ patients, where experience and outcomes would have benefited from accessing advice or care elsewhere.

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« Reply #233 on: July 27, 2020, 10:14:24 AM »
Welsh Ambulance Service want you to download this app, and it could save your life
The service can even pin down remote areas such as trails in Snowdonia.

The free app features ‘ground-breaking’ location technology which can be used in even the most remote areas with unreliable data connection.

The service can even pin down locations on trails in the Snowdonia National Park, which are popular with walkers and hikers.

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« Reply #234 on: August 01, 2020, 10:22:06 AM »
Plans have been submitted for a new staff car park serving one of the region’s major hospitals.

Plans were registered with Denbighshire council on July 13 for 184 “long term” parking spaces for Ysbyty Glan Clwyd staff.

It will be situated on land near the Costa Coffee drive-thru and SPAR convenience store off Rhuddlan Road, Bodelwyddan – although the agent has labelled it as land off Abergele Road in its supporting letter to planners.

Car park lighting will be installed and trees planted within the end bays of the facility.
A separate pedestrian access is also proposed from Rhuddlan Road to enable hospital staff and visitors to safely access and leave the site.

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Re: National Health Service...Think before calling 999
« Reply #235 on: August 27, 2020, 12:24:57 PM »
THE Welsh Ambulance Service is appealing to people to use 999 responsibly this Bank Holiday weekend.

Traditionally, the service will see an increase in demand on Bank Holidays as people take advantage of the long weekend – and this weekend is expected to be no different.

Lee Brooks, the Trust’s Director of Operations, said: “More people are out and about socialising with family and friends on the Bank Holiday weekends, and this can lead to more people becoming ill or suffering injuries and requiring medical attention.

“While there are plans in place to deal with the increase in demand, we only have a limited number of crews and vehicles available which means that we need to prioritise those sickest patients first.

“It also means that people not facing a serious or life-threatening emergency could wait longer for a response or be asked to seek alternatives to an ambulance response.     cont  You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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Re: 999 Day remembers emergency service workers who died in line of duty.
« Reply #236 on: September 09, 2020, 03:52:11 PM »
999 Day remembers emergency service workers who died in line of duty.

THE chief executive of the Welsh Ambulance Service has paid tribute to ambulance personnel and blue light partners across the UK as part of Emergency Services Day.

The event, also known as 999 Day, starts at 9am on the ninth day of the ninth month with a national two-minute silence to mark the 7,000 emergency workers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Chief executive Jason Killens praised the “fantastic people” across the Welsh Ambulance Service and colleagues from the military who have supported the Trust through the Covid-19 pandemic.

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