Vale of Glamorgan

Health Board urges people to consider alternatives to A&E if possible

New figures show that emergency departments within Cardiff and Vale University Health Board remain under huge pressure.  Katja Empson, a consultant at the Emergency Unit and one of the leads for CAV 24/7, reiterates the ‘Help Us, Help You’ message this New Year, by reminding people to call the new CAV 24/7 number ahead of visiting the emergency unit. Anyone who feels they need a visit to A&E, but does not have a life-threatening illness or injury, will be asked to call CAV 24/7 on 0300 10 20 247 where their details will be taken by a trained call handler. They will […]
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150,000 miles of patient travel prevented by video consultations

More than 150,000 miles of travel to hospital has been avoided in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan following the introduction of video consultations. The number of journeys to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board hospitals has decreased considerably since the introduction of the NHS Wales Video Consultation service in April. The popular service enables patients to attend their hospital appointment via video from the comfort of their own home or without having to leave work. Around 15,000 virtual appointments have already been conducted through the service, giving thousands of patients greater flexibility with how they see their clinician. The […]
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Rookwood Sound receives lottery grant

Rookwood Sound hospital radio have successfully applied for a £10k grant to ensure they can keep broadcasting to patients at Rookwood Hospital, even when their presenters are working from home.  They will also provide headphones so their audience can access the station while in the hospital.  Stephen Allen, Chief Executive of Rookwood Sound said “We are thrilled to have been awarded this grant. This will enable us to let more patients and staff hear their very own, dedicated radio station. Music is so important in the recovery process and Rookwood Sound Hospital Radio provides a wide range of programmes across […]
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Cardiff and Vale UHB launches free online fitness sessions for staff

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has become the first health board in Wales to sign up to a new initiative that gives NHS staff access to free fitness sessions. The health board has joined #DoingOurBit, an online platform containing a selection of free fitness sessionss exclusively for NHS employees. #DoingOurBit started as a passion […]
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