Directors at Cwm Taf University Health Board are back on the frontline of the NHS this week, carrying out shifts alongside colleagues across the health board.
Is it the work you see in television programmes like Silent Witness and CSI? Are they mad scientists working alone in a lab? Well, you’re not alone if that’s what you think. A recent survey found Forensic Pathology (the investigation of death) is the public’s most common perception of the role of pathologists. In truth, forensic pathologists make up less than 1% of pathologists across the UK. Less than a third of those surveyed were aware that pathologists diagnose diseases in the living.
Health officials in Wales are urging parents of 2-7 year olds to get their children vaccinated against influenza (flu) this winter, to protect them from catching and spreading this potentially serious, highly contagious illness. This year, the programme is being extended to 7 year olds to help protect even more children from flu.
Cwm Taf University Health Board wants your views on how our outpatient services are working. We are inviting people who are interested in sharing their ideas to attend one of a number of events taking place across Wales.
Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, visited the Old East Glamorgan Hospital in Church Village to meet staff and announce investment to improve NHS laundry services across Wales.