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The Worlds Biggest Chemotherapy Unit

(Picture – Tenovus volunteers at a recent event) Tenovus Cancer Care, Wales’ leading cancer charity, will build the world’s biggest mobile chemotherapy unit for cancer patients in Wales after it received funding from Welsh Government, Walk the Walk Worldwide and the Fairwood Trust. The charity has received £500,000 from Walk [….]

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New Organ Donation Campaign

Today (Wednesday 1st November), the Welsh Government launched a major new campaign focusing on the role of families in the organ donation process. The hard-hitting advertisement shows an individual’s choice to donate his organs being over-ridden by family members, because he didn’t talk to them about his decision or his [….]

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Build begins for new unit

Picture – L-R-Cwm-Taf Chair Prof. Marcus-Longley / Susan-Morris and Health Secretary Vaughan Gething The Welsh health secretary has joined Macmillan Cancer Support and Cwm Taf at a ceremony to mark the building of their new £7m palliative care unit near Llantrisant. Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport Vaughan Gething [….]

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Nos Galan Shortlisted

The Nos Galan Road Races has once again been shortlisted at the 2018 UK Running Awards – and voting is now open! Winners of the UK’s Best Fun Run Award in 2014, organisers of the world-famous event in Mountain Ash on New Year’s Eve are hoping to reclaim the title [….]

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Mums living with Cancer

There are around 50,000 mothers in Wales who are living with a cancer diagnosis according to estimates by Macmillan Cancer Support. The charity is releasing the figures ahead of its World’s Biggest Coffee Morning fundraising event on Friday 29 September in a bid to raise awareness of the challenges that [….]

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Public Health Wales Survey

Public Health Wales wants to hear your views about what we can do in Wales to help people avoid physical and mental ill-health. Everyone in Wales is being urged to visit www.staywellinwales.com to say what’s important to you, your friends and your communities, and what you think will help people [….]

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Stop Smoking Project

A stop smoking project led by Welsh teenagers today celebrated engaging with over 1,100 young people across Europe with a showcase event in Cardiff Bay. Over the past two years tobacco control charity ASH Wales Cymru has been leading on an Erasmus-funded European project called The Filter Europe. The event, [….]

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A Smokefree Uni

Cardiff Metropolitan plans to become Wales’ first smokefree university will be officially launched by the Minister for Social Services and Public Health, Rebecca Evans, today (Wednesday 20th September). Working in partnership with tobacco control charity ASH Wales Cymru, the university will ban smoking at all campuses, halls of residences and Student [….]

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Listen Again – Skin Cancer Awareness

Carl Evans from Tonypandy was diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma (the deadly form of skin cancer) back last June. After being diagnosed with skin cancer he realised there was very little information, awareness or funding regarding skin cancer and sun safety in the Cwm Taf Health Board Vicinity. With that in mind, he decided to start up [….]

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New Macmillan Unit

Plans by Macmillan Cancer Support and Cwm Taf University Health Board to develop a £6.75m specialist care unit near Llantrisant have been approved. Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council has approved the charity and health board’s plans to build a specialist palliative care unit at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital. Macmillan [….]

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