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August 2022

CTM WISE Programme Weekly Blogs

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board’s (CTMUHB’s) new Wellness Improvement Service (WISE), which provides a service to patients to help manage their health, has produced a series of blogs are online written by clinical experts to support the overall programme approach.

Six new vaccination centres open their doors to boost autumn COVID-19 jabs in Cwm Taf Morgannwg

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is opening six new community vaccination centres (CVCs) to help deliver this autumn’s COVID-19 booster programme. The Health Board currently has three CVCs in Llantrisant, Merthyr Tydfil and

Welsh Ombudsman sees sharp rise in public services complaints and serious Code of Conduct findings

he Public Services Ombudsman for Wales has reported significant increases both in the number of new complaints received about public services and in Code of Conduct investigations finding serious concerns.

Summer Reading Challenge 2022

The school holidays are upon us and the Council is once again supporting the annual FREE Summer Reading Challenge for its younger book lovers across the County Borough.

Major culvert upgrades completed at A4061 Rhigos Road

The Council has now completed major upgrades to two culverts at A4061 Rhigos Road near the Tower Colliery site – using Welsh Government funding to significantly improve the infrastructure’s capacity in heavy rainfall. 

A CASE OF FLY TIPPING by Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC?

Fly-tipper FINED £4,100

A stark reminder that nobody in Rhondda Cynon Taf has any business Fly-tipping in their community!

Is the Labour Government in Cardiff Bay ashamed of its record, where 65,000 languish in pain for over two years? NO

Conservative Government shows Labour in Wales how to tackle NHS waiting times

The Welsh Conservatives have criticised the Labour Government in Cardiff Bay for failing to emulate the progress of NHS England in tackling severely long waits for treatment.

Information uncovered the Labour Government does not hold a list of all of the owners of medium and high-rise buildings in Wales preventing vital support being provided.

Labour’s disorganised cladding response

Information uncovered by the Welsh Conservatives has found that the Welsh Labour Government does not hold a list of all of the owners of medium and high-rise buildings in Wales preventing vital support being provided.

The decline of the Welsh NHS continues, Wales had the least availability of NHS dentists of UK nations

Welsh Conservative comment on lack of dentist availability

Wales had the least availability of NHS dentists of UK nations, with 93% of practices not accepting new adult patients, according to a new BBC-BDA (British Dental Association) survey.

Further delay in opening the new Maendy Surgery within Cynon Linc

Received today  8 August from Cwm Taf Morgannwg Cwm Taf Morgannwg CHC this is something that should have been sorted out on day one from the time whoever decided to place Maendy Place Surgery in the new building.

Jordan Moray went missing from his flat in Cwmbach in July, 2019 and hasn’t been seen since.

| Jordan Moray went missing from his flat in Cwmbach in July, 2019 and hasn’t been seen since. The door of his flat was left unsecure – his game console was still running. His mobile phone was left on charge.

Computer system outage affecting 111 and out of hours GP

There is a major outage of a computer system that is used to refer patients from NHS 111 Wales to out-of-hours GP providers. This system is used by Local Health Boards to coordinate these services for patients.

Major landmark for A4119 dualling scheme with the start of works

Work will start on site from August 15 to deliver the A4119 Coed Ely dualling scheme. The traffic management arrangements have now been confirmed, with all disruptive works taking place at night to minimise disruption. 

Answers to questions about Park Surgery Trecynon Maendy Place Surgery Abercwmboi Medical Practice

Below are answers to questions put to  Cwm Taf Morgannwg Community Health Council your theoretical local NHS watchdog question was because of the lack of a full-time GP in Park Surgery Trecynon and why is it taking so long to open the Maendy Place Surgery at the Cynon Linc.

A465 Section 5 and 6 Construction Information

The work to upgrade the existing A465 to become a full dual carriageway between Hirwaun and Dowlais is on schedule for completion by mid-2025 as planned, and our team is determined to ensure your new road is delivered on time.

Care Inspectorate publishes Bridgend County Borough Council Children’s Services evaluation report

Bridgend County Borough Council Children’s Services evaluation report publishes today at 12:00 noon.

The inspection took place between 23 May and 27 May 2022.

Couples urged to “say yes” to Marriage Allowance proposal

At the height of the wedding season, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding married couples and people in civil partnerships to put extra cash at the top of their gift list and sign up for Marriage Allowance.

 

Detecting tachograph violations is getting easier

We are trialling remote tachograph sensing equipment in Britain, to make it easier to detect drivers and operators who are breaking drivers’ hours rules.

Tramway Path Closure Notification

As part of our work to upgrade the A465 to a full dual carriageway it is necessary for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water to divert the water mains and sewers around the A465.

Falling GP workforce evidence of Labour’s underinvestment in Welsh NHS

Welsh Conservatives have reacted with dismay at this week’s statistics for Wales’ GP headcount as the number of fully qualified GPs in Wales fell in the first quarter of this year. The Welsh Conservatives have accused Labour of not taking the backlog seriously.

The negative consequences of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) for alcohol have emerged again this week after experts warned it was driving people to cheap street drugs,

Welsh Conservatives call for review of minimum alcohol pricing after link to drug deaths

The negative consequences of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) for alcohol have emerged again this week after experts warned it was driving people to cheap street drugs, linked to hundreds of deaths, instead.