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Hospital receives pounds 75,000 award for its cardiac care service; BREAKING HEALTH NEWS.

THE cardiac service at Wrexham Maelor hospital has been give a "Shine Award" from healthcare improvement organisation The Health Foundation. This is a new award scheme which recognises and supports healthcare initiatives that improve quality and save money.

Wrexham Maelor is one of 18 organisations to receive the award, which will provide pounds 75,000 over 12 months.

A number of improvements have been made in cardiac care in Wrexham, including developing one-stop cardiology clinics and specialist nurse-led assessment of referrals, which directs patients to the most appropriate appointment or diagnostic test.

Work is also ongoing to identify those patients who can be safely and effectively cared for by their own GP and those who need additional support but don't necessarily need to be under the direct care of consultant.

The Shine Award will allow this work to be developed into a fully-integrated service.
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Mar 15, 2010
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