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NHS 111 Waiting Times

The Wales NHS 111 website now provides information on waiting times by speciality at each health board. Whilst this doesn’t tell individuals where they are on the waiting list it does provide up to date information on the range of current waiting times for the speciality and health board for which they are waiting.

Ultimately, this aims to help people to understand how long they may need to wait. This is similar to the system in place in England but goes further in providing a more realistic understanding of the range of wait times from the average to where the majority have waited up to.

Anyone can access this information from the 111 website and we would encourage you to use this tool through the course of your contact with patients as a means of managing expectations and concerns around waiting times. You may also wish to directly signpost individuals to this information when they contact your practice seeking information on planned care waiting times.

The information will be updated monthly and provides additional information to support people whilst they are waiting, so is a useful tool in helping patients understanding of the position.

Mental Health Support for All.

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the first health board in Wales to launch a dedicated mental health advice service, offering support for all age groups through the established 111 call line.

People will be able to access the service by phoning 111 and selecting option 2 where they will be put through to a mental health practitioner.

The service will be accessible 7 days a week from 9.00am through to 11.30pm, with plans in place to move to a 24/7 operating hours later in the year.

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda yw’r bwrdd iechyd cyntaf yng Nghymru i lansio gwasanaeth cyngor iechyd meddwl pwrpasol, gan gynnig cymorth i bob grŵp oedran drwy’r llinell alwad 111 sefydledig.

O heddiw ymlaen bydd pobl yn gallu cael mynediad at y gwasanaeth drwy ffonio 111 a dewis opsiwn 2 lle byddant yn cael eu trosglwyddo i ymarferydd iechyd meddwl.

Bydd y gwasanaeth ar gael 7 diwrnod yr wythnos o 9.00am hyd at 11.30pm, gyda chynlluniau ar waith i symud i oriau gweithredu 24/7 yn ddiweddarach yn y flwyddyn.

Dementia Action Awareness Week
16th May - 22nd May, 2022.

Did you know there is approximately 46,000 people in Wales with Dementia?

This week (16-22 May) is Dementia Action Week and we’re asking our patients to help support dementia research by volunteering to be part of the “Join Dementia Research Network”, where you can participate in research which can help people living with the condition now, as well as helping to prevent people from developing dementia in  the future.

You can join with or without a dementia diagnosis if you’re 18 or above.  

For more information and to sign up:

https://www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk

Oeddech chi’n gwybod bod tua 46,000 o bobl yng Nghymru â Dementia?

Yr wythnos hon (16-22 Mai) yw Wythnos Gweithredu ar Ddementia ac rydym yn gofyn i chi helpu i gefnogi ymchwil dementia drwy wirfoddoli i fod yn rhan o’r rhwydwaith Join Dementia Research, i lunio ymchwil sy’n newid bywydau a all helpu pobl sy’n byw gyda’r cyflwr nawr, yn ogystal â helpu i atal pobl rhag datblygu dementia yn y dyfodol.

Gallwch ymuno os oes gennych ddiagnosis o ddementia neu beidio cyn belled â’ch bod yn 18 oed neu’n hŷn.

I gael rhagor o wybodaeth ac i gofrestru:

https://www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk

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