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Re: Special Award of the Week
« Reply #135 on: March 15, 2021, 11:30:21 AM »
A DIGITAL project funded through charitable donations is providing a lifeline to hospital patients during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Virtual contact has been a saviour for many throughout the pandemic, and nowhere has this been felt more than in healthcare settings across Wales where visiting has been restricted.

Funded through the Awyr Las Covid-19 Response Fund and Macmillan, more than 250 devices have been deployed by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) since last March. These are now enabling older and vulnerable people to keep in touch with their loved ones whilst in hospital.

“We have an eye on the future and digital health, telehealth and those types of online services, will continue to become the norm in many situations post-Covid and beyond.

“For example, it’s likely that remote consultations with GPs or virtual visits to hospital outpatients clinics, will increasingly be offered as an available option."

As part of its commitment to the digital inclusion agenda, BCUHB is now working towards assigning the digital devices to specific patients, so they can be used to aid visiting in hospital, virtual clinics and remote consultations.

BCUHB are also hoping projects like this will help tackle digital exclusion across North Wales, particularly in the areas of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities.

Readers can donate to the Awyr Las Covid-19 Response Fund by visiting: www.awyrlas.org.uk/donate

Full article https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/19160650.250-digital-devices-given-help-hospital-patients-stay-connected/


I posted this article on the NHS thread, which has a connection to the above..............

IN THE new Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board chief executive’s first in-depth interview since taking on the role, she revealed how some North Wales healthcare could be going “hi-tech”.

This time last year, Jo Whitehead was chief executive of Mackay Hospital and Health Service in North Queensland, Australia.

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Re: Special Award of the Week
« Reply #136 on: April 03, 2021, 11:54:21 AM »
Hero dad out with his family saves two children from drowning in Rhyl lake
Shaun Bowness, 28, from Bodfari ran to help the children after hearing screams coming from the water



https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/hero-dad-out-family-saves-20313805

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Re: Special Award of the Week
« Reply #137 on: August 13, 2021, 09:57:43 AM »
A POLICE officer from North Wales who helped save two lives in two days has been nominated for top honours.

PC Richard Shea, who works for the Armed Response Alliance jointly run by police in North Wales and Cheshire, has been nominated for an official commendation from North Wales Police and a Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society award.

PC Shea is trained in advanced trauma care as part of his role, and he and his fellow members of the armed response team always carry a high level medical kit.

The first life saving incident he was involved with happened when he and his partner, PC Damien Boyle, responded to a medical emergency on the eastbound carriageway of the A55 near Broughton.

cont  https://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/19508318.north-wales-police-officer-saved-two-lives-two-days-nominated-top-honours/?ref=rss&IYA-mail=a05105fc-304d-4c50-9807-edab51f779a4

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Re: Special Award of the Week
« Reply #138 on: August 18, 2021, 01:28:20 PM »
A man has been videoed attempting to ride his bike down a busy 40mph road with a trolley before crashing, sending his shopping flying.

The mystery shopper was filmed cycling down a main road in Cwmbran on Monday evening - dragging an Asda trolley alongside him.

According to locals, it isn’t the first time the same man has attempted this - but this time it went wrong.

cont/video  https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/cyclist-pulls-asda-trolley-full-21338687

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Re: Special Award of the Week
« Reply #139 on: August 25, 2021, 10:09:05 AM »
'Scumbag' thieves caught on camera stealing eggs and pocket money from Anglesey youngsters
Farmer Gwion Jones only set up the camera two weeks ago after a previous raid on his daughter's egg enterprise

They also made off with an honesty box installed by eight-year-old Eleri Jones and her little sister Megan, aged four, so they could earn some pocket money.

The enterprising sisters began selling eggs from their 30-hen flock set up by parents Gwion and Mannon.

Having been targeted just two weeks ago, when thieves made off with four dozen eggs, Gwion bought a security camera and fixed it up at the head of the farm drive.

cont  https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/scumbag-thieves-caught-camera-stealing-21388290

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Re: Special Award of the Week
« Reply #140 on: August 26, 2021, 01:37:51 PM »
Morons  $angry$

Vandals daub graffiti over Llangollen Railway carriages causing thousands of pounds worth of damage
They breached security fencing to spray paint across two heritage diesel unit coaches

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/vandals-daub-graffiti-over-llangollen-21405716


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Re: Special Award of the Week
« Reply #141 on: September 25, 2021, 10:42:30 AM »
I was unaware of CFR's being volunteers, all credit to them for the work they are doing.

Community First Responders  https://www.ambulance.wales.nhs.uk/en/96 are providing vital support for an overstretched ambulance service

SELFLESS heroes who give up their time in the community are trying their hardest to help an overstretched ambulance service.

Now more than ever, Community First Responders are providing vital support across North Wales as the Welsh Ambulance Service and NHS Wales are facing demands never seen before.

When a person becomes seriously ill, every second counts and the role of a community first responder can make a vital difference.

Community First Responders are volunteers who give up their spare time to attend 999 calls and provide emergency care to people in their community.

When a 999 call is made, First Responders are sent to provide essential care until the vehicle reaches the scene. But lately, these volunteers are finding themselves on the scene for a while whilst they wait for an ambulance vehicle due to increasing demands.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/19602923.community-first-responders-providing-vital-support-overstretched-ambulance-service/

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Re: Special Award of the Week
« Reply #142 on: November 07, 2021, 10:42:56 PM »
Off-duty RNLI volunteer saves the life of a man who fell overboard
Peter Robinson, was walking his dog by the harbour when he saw a man fall from his dingy in Rhyl


https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/duty-rnli-volunteer-saves-life-22097005


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Re: Special Award of the Week
« Reply #143 on: November 16, 2021, 01:51:33 PM »
A mum-of-two who lost both legs to a life-threatening infection last year has given an emotional thank you to the volunteers who transformed her North Wales home.

Cher Little's new home was unveiled last weekend after undergoing a £120,000 makeover in a bid to give the Flintshire mum her independence back.

Pictures show the incredible work put in by more than 70 volunteers who came together to renovate the home in Connah's Quay, organised by UK-wide charity Band of Builders.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/mum-who-lost-legs-deadly-22169021

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Re: Special Award of the Week
« Reply #144 on: December 12, 2021, 10:12:08 AM »
St David’s Hospice recently picked up the Resilience and Innovation award for their Great Orme Goat fundraising initiative.

The local palliative care charity were announced as the proud winners of the Go North Wales Tourism award for resilience and innovation at a recent presentation ceremony.

In April 2020, following the global coverage of the Great Orme goats taking over the deserted streets of Llandudno in Lockdown, the St David's Hospice Income Generation Team created a bespoke t-shirt design featuring the Great Orme Goats.

Due to COVID-19, fundraising events were cancelled and retail shops closed. Sold on the Hospice’s website, the t-shirts were a bid to help replace significant funds that were lost.

Twenty months later, selling over 9,000 t-shirts worldwide, the goat themed merchandise has raised over £300,000 and continues to raise funds for the Hospice in these difficult and challenging times

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Re: Special Story of the Week
« Reply #145 on: December 28, 2021, 10:04:22 AM »
Dog owner 'absolutely gobsmacked' after 'miracle' reunion with sheep dog missing for over five weeks
Tecwyn Vaughan Jones had given up hope of seeing his border collie Mot ever again after it went missing

Tecwyn Vaughan Jones was walking his border collie, Mot, on their usual route by Nant-y-Glyn in Colwyn Bay on November 16 as they did most days.

But this time Mot went off ahead by himself out of Tecwyn's line of sight,...................

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Re: Special Award of the Week
« Reply #146 on: December 29, 2021, 10:18:46 AM »
Good example for other youngsters, of overcoming obstacles.

Boy, six, who had an arm amputated at 10 days old learns to play the drums after his father made him a 3D-printed ‘hand’ to allow him to hold sticks with his prosthesis
Delighted one-armed six-year-old pictured banging drums he got for Christmas
Sol Smith-Ryan, 6, from Anglesey, has had his drumming dream has come true 
He wants to follow the footsteps of one-armed Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen

cont  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10351601/Boy-six-one-arm-learns-play-drums-father-hand-hold-sticks.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490&IYA-mail=a05105fc-304d-4c50-9807-edab51f779a4

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Re: New Year Honours 2022: Wales'
« Reply #147 on: January 01, 2022, 10:39:36 AM »
Doctors, campaigners and a supermarket worker have been recognised in the New Year Honours for their roles supporting Wales through the pandemic.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-59829030

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Re: Special Award of the Week
« Reply #148 on: January 27, 2022, 04:15:21 PM »
Found this by chance...  &well&

A town in the US, has a custom, if their local ice hockey team score the first goal of the season, they have a Teddy Bear Toss, the bears go to needy children, and $1 per bear is given to charity, the record so far was, 46,500? bears/dollars, they beat it by 5500 bears this year.

You Tube video ...  Hershey Bears 2022 GIANT Teddy Bear Toss

direct link  First  video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c76I7i8DShY

                 second  video   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgGyFyKFL84

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Re: Special Award of the Week
« Reply #149 on: March 10, 2022, 03:28:37 PM »
Millionaire North Wales businessman Steve Morgan pledges to pay for 1,000 Ukrainian refugees to come to UK
The founder of Redrow said he would pay their accommodation costs for up to six months.



https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/millionaire-north-wales-businessman-steve-23349530