BBC Wales: People ‘at risk’ over hospital outpatient delays

31 October 2018
Source: BBC Wales

The number of people waiting for follow-up outpatient appointments in hospitals has increased, according to the Auditor General for Wales. The average number of patients on the waiting list has increased by 12% in the last three years. Around 375,000 people are experiencing delays. Auditor General Adrian Crompton said “the worsening trend around delays” was putting patients at risk. The

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BBC Wales: World Sight Day: My life as a blind ‘Luddite’

12 October 2018
Source: BBC Wales

The majority of Wales’ 107,000 visually impaired people do not have access to the internet at home, according to research for World Sight Day. That is despite access to the internet at home being seen as key to reducing levels of social and financial inequality. Neil Prior, a BBC journalist of 18 years, has been totally blind since the age

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BBC Wales: Drivers should have mandatory eyesight test, says top optician

18 September 2018
Source: BBC Wales

Motorists should have to pass mandatory sight tests to stop people with dangerously poor eyesight driving, a top optician has said. It comes after a father was killed by a driver who defied an optician’s warning to stay off the road in 2015. Chief of Optometry Wales Sali Davies, said opticians are being put in an “uncomfortable” position as it

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BBC Wales: Access issues at Polling Stations

15 April 2016
Source: Wales Council for the BLind

BBC Wales want to hear disabled people’s experiences of the accessibility of voting at your local polling station. Did you face challenges in casting your vote in either the 2011 Assembly Elections or the 2015 General Election – or both? They are keen to hear from you. Please contact:  Carwyn Jones BBC Wales Today British Broadcasting Corporation BBC Cymru Wales

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