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One in eight nursing jobs vacant at Betsi Cadwaladr

Shocking new statistics on staff shortages at health board

 

A Plaid Cymru MS has said he’s shocked but not surprised to learn that one in eight nursing and midwifery jobs in north Wales are vacant.

 

The problems facing the medical profession within Betsi Cadwaladr health board are even more pressing with 20% of posts filled by temporary locum doctors and a further 8% vacancy rate

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Wrexham Losing Out Over Prisoner Health Fund

The UK Government must fund prisoner health in Wales properly. That's the call coming from Plaid Cymru after it emerged that there are now 'four judicial review matters open that largely related to healthcare services in HMP Berwyn'.

The news of problems facing healthcare services in the Wrexham institution, the largest prison in the UK, has not surprised local Plaid Cymru spokesperson Carrie Harper: "We were concerned before the prison opened eight years ago -  http://www.wrecsam.news/2014/09/prison-will-put-local-emergency.html - that health services in north Wales would have to pick up the tab for this new prison. 

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Charity store's £320,000 boost for heart research

From left: Gemma Roberts, BHF Cymru policy and public affairs manager, Llyr Gruffydd MS, Nigel Marston, BHF area manager, and volunteers Donna Price and Tim Hart.

North Wales regional MS Llyr Gruffydd has praised the work of staff and volunteers at one of the largest charity stores in Wrexham, where almost a third of a million pounds is raised for heart research each year.

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Search on for seventh chief exec in nine years at health boad

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Llyr Gruffydd, Plaid Cymru’s North Wales MS, has responded to the news that Betsi Cadwaladr health board’s chief executive is standing down later this year:

“I wish Jo Whitehead well in what are obviously difficult personal circumstances for her. This departure means that BCUHB will now be searching for its seventh chief executive or interim CEO in just nine years and that’s symptomatic of an organisation that is struggling in terms of leadership and direction.

“Most of those years have been spent in special measures under the direct intervention of the Labour Government, a period of time that did not see significant improvements in many departments.

 

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Castle's future in focus for politicians and CADW

Ensuring a secure future for Rhuddlan Castle was top of the agenda when politicians met with CADW officials recently.

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Councils 'need sustained support not further cuts'

Plaid Cymru councillors on Ynys Mon have met with their regional MS Llyr Gruffydd to discuss improving relations between the Senedd and local government.

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Praise for apprentice training scheme

A leading civil engineering firm based in north Wales has been praised for its commitment to training local apprentices.

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'A lifeline in challenging times' - Denbigh men's shed reopens

Plaid Cymru's North Wales MS has welcomed the re-opening of the Denbigh Men's Shed project at Trefeirian on the outskirts of the town, describing it as a "lifeline in challenging times".

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Cost of living crisis sees big increase in dogs abandoned

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Learning about about policing priorities

From left: Llyr Gruffydd MS, Lucy, David and Liam

Llyr Gruffydd said he had learned so much from his time spent with police officers in the Denbighshire area.

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