Health

Everything is Rosie at care home where residents have a new four-legged friend

A fun-loving Jack Russell dog called Rosie has come to the rescue of care home residents struggling to cope with the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. The people-friendly canine is a real ‘bundle of joy’ according to her owner, Angela Williams, who works at Bryn Seiont Newydd on the outskirts of Caernarfon. She is playful […]

Call for care workers’ fees to be waived as Covid goodwill gesture

Care workers in Wales who look after people in their own homes are calling for a controversial £30 registration fee to be waived this year. The voluntary scheme administered by Social Care Wales on behalf of the Welsh Government became compulsory in the midst of the pandemic in April last year and the social care […]

Widow of Wales goalkeeping legend Dai Davies appeals for hospice support

THE widow of legendary Welsh goalkeeper Dai Davies has made a moving appeal for people to support the hospice that cared for him in his final months. Former Wales international Dai died in February at the age of 72 from pancreatic cancer at his home in Llangollen, having received palliative care and rehabilitation at Nightingale House in […]

League of shame

A “terrible ten” local authorities who pay the lowest care home fees in Wales have been named and shamed – with Swansea rock bottom. According to industry champions Care Forum Wales (CFW), care homes are the victims of an untenable post code lottery which means they’re paid wildly differing fees depending on which county they […]

Bobbies across North Wales will carry life-saving spray for drug overdoses

Bobbies across North Wales will be equipped with a “miracle” nasal spray which acts as an antidote to a drugs overdose after two lives were saved during a pilot project The use of Naloxone has been championed by outgoing North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner who said it was one of his proudest achievements ahead […]

Sweet smell of recognition for “Coronavirus warriors”

An army of “Coronavirus warriors” who work for a care organisation in North Wales have been rewarded for their heroic dedication during the pandemic. More than 800 staff at Pendine Park’s care homes in Wrexham and Caernarfon have been presented with kind gifts, including scented diffusers, as a thank you gesture by regular supplier CareHomeLife. […]

Growing demands for jabs for jobs in Wales

There are growing calls for care home workers in Wales to have a Covid-19 jab as a condition of their employment. The plea from Care Forum Wales, which represents nearly 500 independent social care providers, was given added momentum after the Department of Health and Social Care announced a five-week consultation on the idea in […]

Social care leader Mary makes history

A social care leader has pledged to work tirelessly to help create better health and care services in North Wales. Mary Wimbury, the chief executive of Care Forum Wales, which represents nearly 500 independent social care providers across Wales, was speaking after she was elected as the chair of North Wales Regional Partnership Board (NWRPB). […]

Care home owner hits out at £90,000 fee difference

THE owner of a 29-bed care home in Colwyn Bay has hit out after discovering that a home of the same size in Chepstow gets £90,000 a year more for providing exactly the same service. Clive Nadin, who runs Abbey Dale House care home, fears there could become a shortage of carers working in privately-run […]

Sea of yellow at care homes in heartfelt Covid tribute

ARTISTIC residents are turning their care home grounds into a sea of yellow in a show of love for the thousands of people in Wales who have died with Covid-19. Large bright yellow hearts are adorning the entrances to Pendine Park’s two sites in Wrexham to mark the first anniversary of Prime Minister Boris Johnson […]