Health news 4/5/20

Parents urged to continue to attend immunisation appointments for young children during the COVID-19 lockdown

Public Health Wales is reminding parents of the importance of young children continuing to attend for their routine immunisations when invited. Read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Information from Public Heath Wales Read more

“You’re not alone. We’re here for you and we can help and support you.”

Organisations working to safeguard and protect people who experience abuse or are the victims of crime have joined forces to ensure that older people can get the support they need to keep them safe and protected during this difficult time. Read more

Children, young people and families – online forum

Tempo are hosting Virtual Network forums to enable voluntary, community and statutory organisations from across England and Wales to come together in conversation about their current experiences and to share ideas and best practice. Read more

Housing, health, social care and support settings: Examples to inform implementation of the updated Infection Prevention and Control guidance – COVID 19

Information from Public Health Wales – The Infection Prevention and control (IPC) guidance for this COVID-19 pandemic has evolved as the infection has spread and experience and evidence gained. Read more

Update: Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the rights of disabled people in Wales

The rights of disabled people in Wales during the current Covid-19 outbreak. The statement requests a set of principles to be followed in the treatment of disabled people and it has since signed by over 1,400 individuals and organisations. Read more

Why more than ever we should all talk about sport

With the suspension of over 120 Sporting Memories community Clubs for older people in England, Wales and Scotland due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sporting Memories Foundation is encouraging everyone, no matter where they are, to talk about sport. Read more

Ysbyty Calon Ddraig, The Dragon’s Heart Hospital opens today (20 April 2020)

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will mark the official opening of the Ysbyty Calon y Ddraig – the Dragon’s Heart Hospital, the temporary hospital based at the Principality Stadium on Monday 20 April 2020. Read more

Joint statement from Marie Curie and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

During this time of national crisis, Marie Curie and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board have explored how the palliative care experience of front-line nurses, doctors and healthcare professionals from the Marie Curie Hospice Cardiff and Vale can most effectively be used to support the NHS and meet the needs of more people who are dying. Read more

Mental health support scheme for doctors extended to every frontline healthcare worker in Wales

A free mental health support service for doctors is to be expanded to provide support and advice for all front-line NHS Wales staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has announced today. Read more

Parents urged to continue to attend immunisation

Public Health Wales is reminding parents of the importance of young children continuing to attend for their routine immunisations when invited. 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

Help the NHS by downloading the COVID-19 Symptom Tracker App

We’re supporting the Welsh Government and NHS Wales in promoting the COVID-19 Symptom Tracker app, developed by Kings College London and healthcare science company ZOE. They’re asking people to download the app and log daily symptoms to help them build a clearer picture of how the virus is affecting people. The app is for everyone, not just those who are experiencing symptoms. Read more

EDAS – Entry to Drug and Alcohol Services

EDAS (or Entry to Drug and Alcohol Services, to give it its full name) is a single point of entry for anyone who feels that they have an issue with any substance in both Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. EDAS provide simple and effective access to the full range of substance misuse services in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. We will however continue to provide telephone assessments for the foreseeable future and workers will offer telephone contact with all existing and new clients. Read more

Five ways to help children and young people stay safe during the coronavirus lockdown

The Welsh Government and children and young people’s organisations across Wales are urging the public to help keep children safe through the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Cymru Versus Arthritis

We are currently offering online and telephone support for people with arthritis. Read more

COVID 19 – Small Grants Scheme for Vale of Glamorgan Groups

GVS, with thanks to funding from Welsh Government and the Vale of Glamorgan Council, is administering a small grants scheme to help voluntary groups in the Vale of Glamorgan who are actively working in response to the COVID 19 outbreak. Read more

Macmillan Cancer Support

Services available from Macmillan Cancer Support Read more

Public health survey reveals impact of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Welsh public’s wellbeing

A national weekly engagement survey conducted by Public Health Wales is revealing the impact Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on our physical, mental and social wellbeing in Wales and how we are coping. Read more

New testing centres and online booking to be rolled out in Wales this week

Two new drive-through testing centres and an online booking service will start in Wales this week. Read more

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