Health

Top private school offers free online lessons to young people across the UK

A kind-hearted private school is offering free access to online lessons in key subjects to any youngsters across the UK whose studies have been affected by Covid disruptions. The two hour evening sessions covering English, Maths and Sciences will be taught by experienced subject specialist teachers at Myddelton College, a Microsoft Global Showcase Independent School, […]

More psychiatric nurses needed to deal with Covid mental health crisis

A World Health Organisation warning about an explosion in cases of depression caused by the pandemic has led to a call for more people to apply to become mental health nurses by one of Wales’s leading training providers. Bangor University’s School of Health Sciences trains nursing students for the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, one […]

Giant dog Dash is a big winner

A giant Newfoundland dog called Dash has become big friends with care home residents in Caernarfon. Weighing in at more than 10st and standing three feet tall at the shoulders, Dash is a popular visitor to the Bryn Seiont Newydd dementia centre on the outskirts of town. So much so, that he’s won a competition […]

Trailer firm creates bio-secure mobile clinic for Corwen GPs

A big-hearted trailer firm has come to the rescue of a GP practice that desperately needed a separate clinical area to assess patients with Covid-19 symptoms. Ifor Williams Trailers worked with the doctors at Corwen Family Practice to design and build a bespoke mobile clinic that’s now parked outside the town’s health centre in Green […]

New campaign launched to pay caring Covid heroes at least £20,000 a year

A major campaign has been launched to ensure qualified staff who work in care homes and domiciliary care in Wales are paid a minimum of £20,000 a year. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales, said they had been condemned to low pay for many years because of the “morally bankrupt” formulas used […]

Ex-editor Rob writes a new chapter after joining volunteer wellbeing army

A former top newspaper editor has joined an army of volunteers helping vulnerable people get through the coronavirus crisis. Rob Irvine, 54, who is now training to become a counsellor and therapist, is making weekly calls to tenants of housing association Cartrefi Conwy who are struggling to cope during the pandemic. He says he signed […]

Trio of big-hearted care home managers celebrate a total of 60 years’ service

A trio of award-winning care home managers are celebrating six decades of service with a care organisation – and say the covid crisis has been the biggest challenge of their careers. Ann Chapman, Tracey Smith and Cindy Clutton are each marking 20 years’ service with the Pendine Park in Wrexham. They were presented with gifts […]

Remarkable globe-trotting ex-nurse Hilda who cared for injured Dunkirk soldiers celebrates her 103rd birthday

A remarkable globe-trotting former nurse who cared for soldiers injured in the 1940 Battle of Dunkirk is preparing to celebrate her 103rd birthday. Travel pioneer Hilda Richards enjoyed regular coach trips until last year when had a wonderful time on unaccompanied holidays to Llandudno and Eastbourne. Great great grandmother Hilda and her late husband Trevor […]

Police boss blasts Boris for feared influx of shoppers

A police boss fears there will be an influx people flocking across the border into North Wales on shopping trips and days out in an attempt to escape the national lockdown in England. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones blames Boris Johnson for ignoring the clear advice of scientific advisors to impose an […]