Health news 20.4.2020

Public engagement on health and wellbeing

Public Health Wales are conducting a public engagement telephone survey to ask members of the public in Wales how coronavirus and related control measures are affecting their health and wellbeing. Read more

Public Health Wales launches new COVID-19 wellbeing campaign

Public Health Wales has launched a new wellbeing campaign to address the negative impact of COVID-19 on the mental, physical and social wellbeing of people in Wales. Read more

Extra £40m to support adult social care in Wales

Minister for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething, has today (14 April) announced an extra £40m to support adult social care services during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Rapid expansion of video consultation service into secondary and community care

Following the roll-out of digital appointments for GP surgery’s across Wales, a further £2.8m has been invested to extend the scheme to all of secondary and community care. Read more

Move it or Lose It – the ‘cuppa routine’

Move It or Lose It deliver exercise classes for older people across the UK which are aimed to help people stay fit, flexible and have good strength and balance. Read more

Supporting Carers Webinar with Audio

Carers Trust South East Wales have Free Supporting Carers in Our Communities training Read more

Coronavirus (COVID 19) and the rights of disabled people in Wales

As a member of the Wales Disability Reference Group, we have today issued a joint statement with Disability Wales, Wales Council of the Blind and Wales Council for Deaf People on the rights of disabled people during the current coronavirus crisis. Read more

Coronavirus: ethical values and principles for healthcare delivery framework

Coronavirus: ethical values and principles for healthcare delivery framework Guidance for healthcare services when making decisions during the coronavirus outbreak Read more

Train to be a volunteer Tai Chi teacher online at home

John, the present head teacher of the Swimming Dragon School, was the senior disciple of the late David Martin of Leicester, John was the first person to bring the Sun Style of Tai Chi and internal martial arts, to Wales. Read more

For Vale vulnerable residents in crisis as a result of Covid-19

For those unable to access shopping essentials, obtain crucial medication or are in need of urgent temporary support as a result of Covid-19. We can make sure that you get the help you need during this period by putting you in touch community groups in your area, connecting you with online support and voluntary organisations, provide advice and guidance as well as providing practical support if needed. Read more

Coronavirus: Plans for four drive-through test centres in Wales

Four drive-through coronavirus testing centres are to be opened in Wales. The first began operation on Tuesday at Cardiff City stadium. Read more

Coronavirus: How do I get a food parcel?

People have been stockpiling food, supermarket online delivery slots are full, items are restricted in stores and vulnerable people are being sent food parcels by the government. So what is being done to make sure people can get food? Read more

Health Minister responds to new PPE Guidance

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, responds to the new UK-wide PPE guidelines published today. Read more

NHS Wales rapidly increases capacity to cope with coronavirus

Up to 7,000 extra hospital beds are being created by NHS Wales as it prepares for an increase in coronavirus cases, Health Minister Vaughan Gething today revealed. Read more

Virtual doctor appointments rolled out across Wales

Health Minister says GP video calls key in continuing healthcare services while fighting COVID-19. All GP practices in Wales can now access a new system, which allows people to have online appointments with their doctor and other healthcare professionals. Read more

Public Health Wales warns smokers: Emerging evidence shows greater risk of severe respiratory disease from COVID-19

New study from China shows smokers with COVID-19 are 14 times more likely to develop severe disease Read more

New Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) data dashboard launched

The Public Health Wales’ Coronavirus Surveillance Cell have today (Monday 6 April) launched an interactive data dashboard to enable the health system, the public and media in Wales to find out more about the virus in Wales. Read more

Benefit from online Elderfit strength and balance exercise workouts

All of the workouts are designed to be done at home, including workouts with items found in every household. Videos range from beginner to advanced, with short technique videos as well as longer exercise sessions. The Elderfit team are on hand to offer help with questions or queries. Read more

Message from EPP Wales – Focus on Health by Helping Yourself

Focus On… Keeping Well and Social Distancing Human beings are social creatures but the spread and shockwaves of COVID-19 has impacted far and wide. Read more

Motion Control Dance

Motion Control Dance started the year going strong but now the studio is empty due to the Covid-19 outbreak. These are sad times for many of us as we had to close our studio doors after just getting our new floor installed and building our participants up to 274 weekly members. Read more

Ideas to keep busy and stay in touch

For people living in the Vale of Glamorgan here are some tips to keep you busy. Read more

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