Health

Colwyn business leaders urge public to become life-savers

A campaign has been launched to teach life-saving skills to people in four coastal communities in North Wales. Colwyn Business Improvement District has funded a network of nine defibrillators in Old Colwyn, Colwyn Bay, Mochdre and Rhos-on-Sea. The BID is a business-led not-for-profit social enterprise organisation working to improve the Bay of Colwyn district by […]

Youngsters make memories with care home residents

Artistic schoolchildren worked with care home residents to make sure their memories aren’t forgotten. Pupils from Ysgol Bodhyfryd have spent time chatting with residents of Pendine Park’s Hillbury House Care Home in Wrexham to find about what they liked and enjoyed doing when they were younger. The youngsters then researched their findings and found appropriate […]

Charity chief blames austerity for alarming rise in mental health issues in North Wales

Austerity has led to an alarming rise in the number of people with mental health problems, according to the boss of an advocacy charity. Elfed Williams, the director of services at the Conwy and Denbighshire Mental Health Advocacy Service (CADMHAS), revealed there has been a 15 per cent increase in their workload over the past […]

Bingo! Gertrude celebrates her 102nd birthday or 37,255 days of being alive

A bingo-loving great-great-grandmother who was born in 1917 when the First World War was at its height, Buffalo Bill Cody died and Houdini performed his buried alive trick has celebrated her 102nd birthday. Widow Gertrude Jones and her 90-year-old little sister, Gwen Davies-Barrett, held a small family party at Pendine Park’s Hillbury Care Home in […]

New matron spearheads growth at private hospital

A new matron has been appointed to play a key role in the future growth of a private hospital in Wrexham. Pamela Mackie has taken the reins as the clinical lead at Spire Yale Hospital hot on the heels of having helped commission a revolutionary new clinic on the other side of the world. She […]

Chance for greatest dancers to be on top of the world

A brand new festival is to offer Wales’s dancing hopefuls a unique route into one of the world’s greatest cultural events – and the chance to compete for a share of £3,500. In a ground-breaking partnership the inaugural Festival of Discovery on Anglesey in May will give 12 troupes of folk dancers the chance to […]

Top harpist swaps Albert Hall for care home

One of the UK’s most talented young harpists treated care home residents to a virtuoso performance. Elfair Grug, 29, swapped the prestigious Albert Hall in London for Pendine Park’s Bryn Bella Care Home in Wrexham where she put on an hour-long concert. Her repertoire included classical music, some Irish, Scottish and Welsh folk tunes and […]

Care home says goodbye to “very own Mary Berry”

A care home has said a fond farewell to their “very own Mary Berry”. Great grandmother Carol Roberts is packing away her rolling pins and hanging up her pots and pans after 32 years’ service at Pendine Park’s Hillbury House Care Home in Wrexham. But Carol admits leaving Hillbury is going to be a wrench […]

MP unveils £250,000 specialist dementia unit in Brynmawr

A pioneering care organisation has invested £250.000 in building a state-of-the art dementia wing, creating up to 10 new jobs. Blaenau Gwent MP Nick Smith officially opened Tŷ’r Brenin at Plasgeller Care Home in Brynmawr, toasting the completion of an extensive redesign project which has been praised by industry champions Care Forum Wales. The new […]

Chainsaw sculptor creates a magnificent menagerie

A former art student who discovered a talent for chainsaw sculpture has created a magnificent menagerie of woodland creatures The collection of giant squirrels, owls and hawks carved by Paul Morris now adorn the grounds of the Pendine Park Care Organisation in the leafy suburbs of Wrexham. Paul, 55, who is a skilled member of […]