The awards ceremony celebrating Wales’ burgeoning sustainability and green energy sectors is back for its second year, hosted by Cynnal Cymru and RenewableUK Cymru.
Beekeeping provides eco-friendly income for families in Somaliland
Fifty families from Somaliland will be supported to establish profitable apiaries by selling honey locally and exporting beeswax to Wales, thanks to funding from the Welsh Government’s Wales for Africa programme - administered by WCVA.
The Welsh Government have launched a five year vision for Maternity Care in Wales (2019-2024).
The vision aims to ensure that ‘pregnancy and childbirth are a safe and positive experience and parents are supported to give their children the best start in life’.
The Welsh Government aim to achieve the vision through the following five principles of maternity care;
Family centred care.
Safe and effective care.
Continuity of carer.
Skilled multi-professional teams.
Sustainable quality services.
Commenting, the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Director for Wales, Helen Rogers said; “The RCM very much welcomes the launch of this vision for maternity services in Wales and its encouraging to see clear actions and responsibilities outlined within the vision.
“Leadership development has also been included as a priority and we are pleased with that, as we know this is key to developing and delivering safe, high quality maternity services.
“The commitment to providing electronic maternity records for all pregnant women in Wales is important and will towards improving communication between all health care professionals, ensuring important details are not missed and in turn improving safety.
“There is also a strong emphasis on personalised care which will enable better choice for women in Wales particularly, when it comes to place of birth and in line with NICE guidance, low risk women will be given the choice of all four birth settings and given information about local birth outcomes to support their decision making.
“Putting women at the centre of their own care and allowing them, to make informed decisions about their pregnancy and birth is crucial.
“The commitment to continuity of carer – that is women seeing the same midwife or small group of midwives throughout and after their pregnancy – is very important as the evidence shows that women have a safer and better pregnancy and birth when they get this continuity.
“The RCM supports plans to develop an all Wales multi-disciplinary working group which when developed will support the implementation of continuity of carer models across Wales.
“What is important now is that we have right amount staff with access to the right training, to support the safe delivery of this ambitious maternity vision for women and their families,"in Wales.”
For a copy of Maternity Care in Wales - A Five Year Vision for the Future (2019-2024) call 0300 200 7487
On behalf of the Powys Regional Partnership Board, Powys Teaching Health Board, Powys County Council and Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations are seeking the views of residents across north Powys on ways to improve health and wellbeing services.
The North Powys Wellbeing programme is a once in a generation opportunity to improve health and wellbeing across north Powys. Central to achieving this is the development of a state of the art new facility in Newtown connected to a number of community wellbeing hubs to offer more services locally and bring the latest technology and training to mid Wales.
There's a ‘drop in’ session planned for Tuesday 16 July, 2pm - 7:30pm in Welshpool Library, and will be an opportunity for local residents to share their valuable insights and experiences of health and wellbeing services in north Powys today, and what services could look like in the future.
For further information please contact the Programme Office at email@example.com and follow Powys Wellbeing on social media @PowysWellbeing and @LlesPowys