Health

Big-hearted Ann bakes pink dragon cake to boost fund in aid of brave little Nova

A fund-raising campaign for a brave little girl battling an incurable disease has been given a big boost – in the form a giant pink dragon cake. Three year old Nova Martin-Roxburgh needs three specialist supportive body suits to help her walk when she gets older. Ann Chapman, the manager of Pendine Park’s Bodlondeb care […]

Giving £40m social care cash to councils is like putting foxes in charge of hen house

A social care leader fears that giving the bulk of a new £48 million funding package to Welsh councils will be like “putting foxes in charge of hen house”. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales, says that local authorities cannot be trusted to distribute the cash from Welsh Government fairly He said […]

Care home residents in full voice as they sing to keep fit

Care home residents are belting out songs as part of their fitness regime. The people living in Pendine Park’s Penybryn home in Wrexham were in full voice as they enjoyed a SingFit session to aid their physical, emotional and mental health. It was led by enrichment and activities coordinator Elaine Lee who also organises regular […]

Frantic care home owner forced to draft in staff with Covid

A care home was forced to draft in staff who have Covid-19 because it had nobody else to care for its 12 residents. The nightmare scenario happened at the Caledonia home in Holyhead where 11 of the residents have Coronavirus themselves. Owner Ann Bedford said the 15-bed home which specialises in dementia care only survived […]

Uni experts say celebrities can influence mask-wearing more than politicians

Social media influencers like footballer Marcus Rashford and other celebrities from music, TV and film could have a vital role to play in persuading the public to wear masks to combat Covid according to a leading Bangor University academic. That’s the message from Professor Nathan Abrams who heads a ten-strong team from the university who […]

Former Royal Marines Commandos battle to get people’s minds and bodies into shape

Two former Royal Marines commandos are on a tough mission to help their community keep fit in mind and body. Adam White and Dan Harrison have just opened their new fitness centre in Rhos-on-Sea which is packed with over £100,000 worth of state-of-the art equipment to ensure they meet their objective. CXF Wellbeing, which is […]

“World class” dementia centre will create 100 new jobs and provide vital services

Plans have been unveiled for a new “world class” dementia care home to provide vital services in Wrexham and create 100 jobs in the process. The Pendine Park care organisation say the state-of-the art 70-bed facility will be catering for the needs of the local community, with the number of people aged over 85 in […]

Poignant song written with care home residents conjures memories of Tom’s beloved gran Betty

An Anglesey musician has spoken movingly how writing a song with nursing home residents conjured memories of his beloved late grandmother after being kept apart by the Covid-19 pandemic According to Tom Owen, the experience was all the more poignant because Coronavirus restrictions meant he was unable to see his 97-year-old gran, Elizabeth Owen, in […]