Macmillan and Cwm Taf plan new £6.75m specialist care unit

Architect drawing - new Macmillan unit

Macmillan Cancer Support and Cwm Taf University Health Board are planning to build a new £6.75m specialist care unit near Llantrisant.

The charity and the health board have applied for planning permission to develop the state-of-the-art unit at Royal Glamorgan Hospital.

If the plans are approved, Macmillan would contribute £5m towards the unit making it their biggest single investment in Wales.

Silent Witness, CSI or Mad Scientists. What is Pathology?

Crime scene

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.