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  • “Retinopathy screening could save your sight” - Minister launches diabetes eye care campaign


    On World Diabetes Day, the Welsh Government has launched a new campaign to encourage people with diabetes to take extra care of their eye health.

  • ‘It Makes Sense’ to support people in Wales who are deaf or blind


    People in Wales who are deaf, have hearing loss, are blind or partially sighted are being urged to tell doctors and nurses about their communication needs when they go to hospital or the GP.

    November is Sensory Loss Awareness Month in Wales, and Local Health Boards, NHS Trusts and charities have teamed up to work on the It Makes Sense campaign to raise awareness of the rights of patients when being treated in hospitals, GP surgeries and other healthcare services.

  • Roald Dahl

    RNIB to transform Roald Dahl books into Welsh language Talking Books and mark centenary with an event in Cardiff’s National Museum


    Wales’ largest sight loss charity RNIB Cymru is set to mark the centenary of one of the country’s best-loved children’s authors by turning his books into Welsh language Talking Books with an event in Cardiff’s National Museum on Tuesday 8 November 2016.

  • Visibly Better

    Older persons’ apartments in Abernant win award for being ‘Visibly Better’


    Tenants at Alltwen, a housing scheme for people aged 55 years and above, can now live independently for longer thanks to major design changes to support sight loss.

    Following innovative modifications inside and outside the development in Abernant near Aberdare, Newydd Housing Association have received the RNIB Cymru’s Visibly Better Platinum Award for the work carried out at Alltwen to help people with sight loss remain in their homes for longer.

  • Rebecca Evans talking to Dr Juan

    Get your eyes checked this National Eye Health Week


    Look after your eyes by going for a regular sight test is the message of this year’s National Eye Health Week which runs19 – 25 September 2016.

    Minister for Social Services and Public Health Rebecca Evans AM will mark the beginning of National Eye Health Week with a visit to O'Sullivans Opticians, Canton, in Cardiff.

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