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RNIB Cymru has welcomed the publication today of the Health Inspectorate Wales (HIW) review of Ophthalmology Services in Wales.
Whilst highlighting some examples of good practice and progress to improve services, the review also evidences the need for continued work and development in several areas, in particular the need to ensure that capacity within the services is able to meet existing and growing demand.
There’s never a good time to be given devastating news, but how much worse is it when there’s no-one around to comfort, support, advise and help when you’ve been told the worse. This was the scenario facing thousands of people with sight loss across Wales until recent years.
It’s that time of year again and New Year resolutions are coming at you from every health corner.
Here in RNIB Cymru we support people with sight loss, but our work also includes campaigns to help with preventing sight loss.
Research suggests that the following points will make sure your eyes are healthy and your risk of developing an eye condition is as small as possible...why not include them in your 2017 resolutions:
Not only are the staff at RNIB Cymru/Cardiff Institute for the Blind’s Offices in Womanby Street, Cardiff equipped with the skills to help and support people with sight loss, thanks to the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust (WAST) many of them are now also equipped to try and help save the lives of people who suffer a cardiac arrest on the premises.
Ten members from the Cardiff Institute for the Blind have travelled by train to Barry as part of a familiarisation trip organised by Arriva Trains Wales (ATW).
The visit was arranged as part of the train company's 'Passenger Assist' programme, which aims to help raise awareness of the help available to anyone with a disability or who might require additional support during their train journey.