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Tories question hospice funding.

Students arriving at two Welsh universities will this week be encouraged to join the NHS Organ Donor Register. UK Transplant's Superhero roadshow, will be visiting Freshers' Fairs at Cardiff and Swansea universities this week.

Last year, more than 2,500 students across the UK signed the register and UK Transplant is hoping to beat that number at the start of this new academic year.

The Superhero roadshow, which will be in Cardiff tomorrow and Wednesday and in Swansea on Thursday, will also challenge students to test superpowers on a specially designed game at the stand.

THE Conservatives have called on Wales to match the commitment in England where hospices will receive half of their core funding from central government by 2008.

Jonathan Morgan, the Welsh Tories' health spokesman said the Welsh Assembly Government was discriminating against Welsh patients and hospices after it emerged that no such target has been set for the NHS in Wales.

Mr Morgan said, 'England has a target that by 2008 hospices will receive half of their core funding from the government. There is no such target in Wales.

'This means that patients and hospices in Wales are being discriminated against simply because they are Welsh.'

NURSE clinicians and academics in Wales are being given the chance to share research and best practice with colleagues in Australia.

The Wales Centre for Evidence Based Care (WCEBC) at Cardiff University aims to ensure that nursing practice in Wales is based on the best available evidence.

The WCEBC is the Wales collaborating centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute in Australia - an international network of evidence centres.

Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust has seconded two senior nurses to the centre to do reviews of the evidence to inform compliance with infection control guidelines and the use of screening tools to assess nutritional status of people at risk in the community. The WCEBC aims to extend this partnership.
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Sep 25, 2006
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