Brother Engineering plans to make half a million masks per day

A Swansea based engineering company has adapted its way of working and is now producing surgical masks, creating new jobs and supporting the Welsh Government’s efforts to increase Welsh production of much needed PPE. The Welsh Government says, with the help and support of its COVID-19 Research, Development and Innovation support fund, Brother Engineering has … Continue reading Brother Engineering plans to make half a million masks per day

The UK’s first medical grade mask facility being set up in Cardiff

The UK’s first medical grade mask making facility is being set up in Cardiff in an £1.5m investment creating over forty jobs. WalesOnline reports Hardshell, a global leader in the production of protective defensive equipment such as body armour and demining suits, has secured product certifications that will allow it to become the first in … Continue reading The UK’s first medical grade mask facility being set up in Cardiff

Wales’ lead role in antibody transfusion treatment for coronavirus

Covid-19 convalescent plasma is a blood donation extract taken from people who have recovered from coronavirus. For accurate and up to date information on coronavirus please go to gov.uk/coronavirus. If you’re outside the UK please see the information on coronavirus from your national and local authorities. Wales is playing a leading role in a UK … Continue reading Wales’ lead role in antibody transfusion treatment for coronavirus

Coronavirus: Welsh Government’s call to action for businesses

First Minister Mark Drakeford has issued a call to action for Welsh businesses to create a new Welsh supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) to support NHS and social care staff. For accurate and up to date information on coronavirus please go to gov.uk/coronavirus. If you’re outside the UK please see the information on coronavirus … Continue reading Coronavirus: Welsh Government’s call to action for businesses

Welsh Government challenge to businesses in the fight against coronavirus

The Welsh Government is asking for businesses to help develop rapid sanitising solutions for emergency vehicles as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic. For accurate and up to date information on coronavirus please go to gov.uk/coronavirus. If you’re outside the UK please see the information on coronavirus from your national and local authorities. … Continue reading Welsh Government challenge to businesses in the fight against coronavirus

New plan to combat antimicrobial resistance in animals and the environment

Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, has launched a new plan to address the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in animals and the environment in Wales. The Welsh Government say their announcement comes as the rise and spread of AMR poses a serious threat to the ability to control infections in healthcare … Continue reading New plan to combat antimicrobial resistance in animals and the environment

Report looks at the health and wellbeing of young people in Wales

Researchers say schools and society as a whole have a role to play in helping young people tackle numerous challenges around their health and wellbeing. The School Health Research Network is led by Professor Simon Murphy at Cardiff University and is the largest network of its type in the world. The network includes every Welsh … Continue reading Report looks at the health and wellbeing of young people in Wales

CatSci expanding after Welsh Government support

CatSci Ltd is set to create sixteen new highly skilled jobs thanks to Welsh Government support. CatSci, based at Capital Business Park in Wentloog, currently employs thirty one people and will create the new roles as part of an ambitious three year expansion plan. The company specialises in helping pharmaceutical companies bring new therapeutics to … Continue reading CatSci expanding after Welsh Government support

Vaughan Gething gives update on Welsh health informatics

Vaughan Gething, Minister for Health and Social Services, has issued a written statement providing an update on the review on the future structure and governance for health informatics in Wales. The statement on the Welsh Government website says “I promised the Senedd on 30 January 2019 that I would update Members before Easter recess on … Continue reading Vaughan Gething gives update on Welsh health informatics

Extra funding to help people live independently

Housing and Local Government Minister Julie James has announced an extra £195,000 to support Care & Repair agencies across Wales to help older people remain independent in their own homes. The Welsh Government reports Julie James said “A number of Care & Repair agencies are working with NHS Wales to deliver a winter pressures pilot, … Continue reading Extra funding to help people live independently

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