• Pen pal scheme is the write stuff at care home

  • Emotional farewell for nurse Pam

  • Shopping centre bucks national trend to smash through 3.5m barrier for customers

  • Cinema staff’s great bake off for mental health charity

Sun shines on Nurse of the Year Tracey

A care home worker struck gold while sitting at a poolside in Cuba sipping Pina Colada. It was 3pm and the last thing Tracey Frowen expected was frantic phone messages from colleagues at Hollies Care Home in Pontypridd. ‘Gold, gold, gold!’ they cried as they stood in for her at the Wales Care Awards ceremony […]

Pen pal scheme is the write stuff at care home

A 93-year-old former teacher who lives in a Barry care home has inspired a heart-warming pen pal scheme involving residents and pupils of a nearby school. The postman arriving at Springbank Care Home on College Road causes a ripple of excitement as they eagerly await the latest batch of letters from youngsters at Jenner Park […]

Emotional farewell for nurse Pam

A nurse from Flintshire with a heart of gold was moved to tears when she bade an emotional farewell to colleagues at a private hospital after more than a quarter of a century working there. Pam Crinson was one of the longest serving members of staff at the Spire Yale Hospital, in Wrexham, along with […]

New health and social care blueprint will fail without proper funding

A new blueprint to improve social care for vulnerable people in Wales will fail unless more money is pumped into the system. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales, which represents hundreds of independent providers, spoke out following the publication of the Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales. Commissioned following […]

Former diabetes nurse Anne celebrates national award success

A former diabetic nurse from Caerleon with more than 30 years’ healthcare experience has scooped silver in the care industry “Oscars”. Qualified nurse Anne Thomas took the second highest prize at this year’s Wales Care Awards, held at City Hall in Cardiff. The national awards, run by Care Forum Wales and sponsored overall by Ontex […]

Shopping centre bucks national trend to smash through 3.5m barrier for customers

A shopping centre has smashed through the 3.5 million barrier for the number of customers as it celebrated a record-breaking year. New figures show Eagles Meadow in Wrexham bucked the national trend and increased footfall by two per cent in 2017. According to centre manager Kevin Critchley, it was the perfect preparation for their 10th […]

Cinema staff’s great bake off for mental health charity

Kind-hearted staff at a cinema are launching year-long a campaign to raise money for a mental health charity. The first fund-raiser in aid of MIND at the Odeon at Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre next Saturday (January 20) will be a fun day to will coincide with the release of the new Disney animation, Coco. Members […]

Gold award for caring music star Nia

A leading authority on the use of music in the care of people with dementia has pledged to tell the world about the joy it brings after winning a prestigious award. Nia Davies-Williams is 25,000 words into her book Sketches of Broken Minds which will give a fascinating insight into the impact her music has […]

Bumper award haul for Wrexham travel agents

A FIRST-CLASS Wrexham travel agent team is celebrating a bumper haul of top awards. Simone Murphy, Manager of Hays Travel in Wrexham, scooped one of the top prizes for a second time at a glittering awards ceremony hosted annually by Hays Travel North West Managing Director Don Bircham. His aim is to celebrate the achievements […]