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The Welsh Conservatives say they've discovered that a Labour campaign name to fight controversial changes to the Royal Glamorgan Hospital was registered online four days before the announcement was made.

6 June 2013

 

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/story/2013-05-22/health-shake-up-announced/

 

Labour 'cannot condone' Royal Glam A&E campaign

10 June 2013

Labour leaders did not 'condone' the use of the party's name in a campaign against changes to A&E services in South Wales, according to Carwyn Jones. The First Minister was responding to questions about the role of the Education Minister in campaign supporting Llantrisant's Royal Glamorgan hospital.

He said he'd discussed what sort of campaigning was appropriate with Leighton Andrews who he said hadn't stepped beyond 'tramlines' within which a minister was expected to operate. But he was more critical about the original name of the campaign group 'Labour4RoyalGlam' which has since been changed.

A Labour AM involved in the campaign last week said the change stemmed from 'people on the ground' wanting it to be cross-party. But it seems the pressure came from the Labour leadership. Here's what Carwyn Jones said when asked if he'd been comfortable with the earlier use of the party's name:.

 

 

Deputy Minister pays tribute to Royal Glamorgan Hospital staff

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Deputy Health Minister Vaughan Gething is today visiting Royal Glamorgan Hospital to thank staff for their efforts dealing with pressures this winter.

He will meet staff at the acute medical assessment service, radiology and tour the Llantrisant hospital's A&E unit to see how the Royal Glamorgan's "flow programme" is speeding up the way patients are treated within the hospital.

Mr Gething said:

"We know that health services across the UK have experienced significant pressures during the winter and I want to thank staff at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital for their efforts and commitment to patient care.

"Cwm Taf University Health Board won an NHS Wales Award for its work reducing unnecessary delays to patients' journeys through the healthcare system. I know that other health boards are keen to learn from the progress made by staff here and I want to thank them for their efforts."

The health board's Focus on Flow project has significantly reduced the length of unnecessary hospital stays and improved outcomes for patients.

Staff from the NHS and social care system in the Cwm Taf area identified areas where there were delays and ways to overcome them. This included reducing delays in handing patients over from ambulances to the hospital; redirecting patients to minor injury units instead of A&E where appropriate and improving social care support.

Mr Gething added:

"The Welsh Government recently announced an extra £40m to help the NHS deal with winter pressures. This means we have invested a further quarter of a billion pounds in the Welsh NHS in 2014-15 to continue to deliver high-quality, sustainable health services."

 

Source: Welsh Government

New Acute Medicine service launched at Royal Glamorgan Hospital

Thursday, 21 January 2016

 

One of Wales’s major hospitals will launch a new Acute Medicine service this week to treat the increasing numbers of patients who attend A&E with complex medical conditions.

 

The Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant is one of only a few hospitals in the UK to re-calibrate the way in which emergency care is delivered, offering faster diagnosis and tailor-made care that will bring specialists to the bedside.  The approach draws together some of the smartest innovations from international healthcare which Cwm Taf’s clinical leaders have pulled together to serve its population.

 

The service, which will be officially opened by the Deputy Health Minister Vaughan Gething on Thursday, will be located near the front door of the A&E department, allowing the right care to be brought straight to the patient, as well as easing the pressures on A&E.

 

Access to the service will be via a GP, paramedic or referrals from within the A&E department. It will be staffed 24/7 by acute medical doctors and advanced nurse practitioners, supported by a wider team of therapists and pharmacists.

 

Hospital A&E departments across Wales are seeing rising numbers of patients with several different medical conditions whose needs would be better met by medical doctors, rather than specialised A&E consultants.

 

Out of 60,089 attendances to the A&E department in Royal Glamorgan Hospital last year, more than 20,000 were for a range of different medical conditions.

 

Chief Executive of Cwm Taf University Health Board Allison Williams said: “The way we deliver emergency hospital care needs to change and we are embracing innovation in Cwm Taf to ensure we provide the most appropriate care for our patients.

 

“Over the last 10 years we have seen significant changes to the numbers and types of patients who attend our emergency departments.

“In addition to the trauma and emergency cases that people would traditionally think of presenting at A&E, we are also seeing a significant and growing number of people with multiple health problems that can deteriorate very quickly.

 

“It’s these patients and minor injuries who now make up the biggest proportion by far of attendances at A&E today which is why we are developing this innovative new model to reflect that changing need.

 

“We already have highly skilled nurses working in our A&E departments. Through the development of this new acute medicine service, the specialist A&E consultants and acute medicine consultants will work alongside each other ensuring that the right type of clinician with the right skills will be present at the front-door to appropriately meet the needs of patients.

 

“For those patients who need to be admitted to a hospital bed, teams of specialist physicians will back up the acute medicine consultants to ensure that care is better co-ordinated and patients can be discharged home more quickly.

 

“This is an exciting opportunity for Cwm Taf to lead the way in changing the way we deliver hospital care.”

 

 

Deputy Health Minister Vaughan Gething said:

 

 

“The Royal Glamorgan Hospital will become a ‘beacon site’ for acute medicine, with the aim of strengthening care for those who will benefit from day case acute medicine; older people and those with complex, chronic medical conditions.

 

 

“The new unit will deliver a model of care fit for the 21st century and make sure people arriving at the hospital see the best person, delivering the best treatment, as quickly as possible."

 

Royal Glamorgan A&E downgrade is 'not guaranteed'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-22625911

 

Royal Glamorgan hospital could lose specialist services

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-22625907