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NEWS ROUNDUP: A “shocking shortage” in imaging doctors in Wales

 

Experts have said that a a “shocking shortage" in imaging doctors could risk patient safety and make it "extremely difficult" to cut waiting lists built up during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Royal College of Radiologists said that Wales had the UK's worst shortage with 38% fewer consultants than needed to keep up with demand. The figures have been described as “alarming”. In response - Parties fighting to lead the next Welsh government in May's election said they would recruit more staff to the NHS.

The cost of a new cancer hospital in Cardiff has been revealed as £562m. The new Velindre Cancer Centre will cost nearly £200m for construction work alone. The Welsh government last month signed off the business case for the hospital, set to be built in the city's Whitchurch area.

And - the Manager of Rhos y Gwaliau Outdoor Education Centre has criticised the Welsh Government for not setting a date for the reopening of residential activity centres. England have already reopened these type of centres and the Welsh government has said that it was continuing to review guidance.


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