The latest update for our area hospitals:
Music therapy is hitting a high note with patients at Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda, after a baby grand piano was donated to their day room following a community plea on Twitter. The piano was given to Ward 3 by Ferndale Community School, after an appeal by Rhondda MS Leanne Wood.
Cwm Taf University Health Board has been working with local school pupils to pilot a new junior volunteer scheme to help improve hospital stays for patients.
Dementia patients are being treated to visits from golden retriever, Kai, as part of a new programme of pet therapy at Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda.
On 3rd October Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda together with South Wales Fire Service will introduce a free home fire safety risk assessment to patients on discharge from hospital.