Press Releases 2017

UWTSD hosts Healthier Wales conference

13.02.2017

UWTSD's Swansea Business School hosted 'A Healthier Wales' Conference last Thursday. The event was organised by the University’s Public Engagement and Commercialisation Committee and featured talks from Steve Moore, Chief Executive of Hywel Dda University Health Board and Caerwyn Ash, Associate Professor of Medical Devices at UWTSD.

steve moore and caerwyn ash

caerwyn ash

The event, was the latest in a series to be hosted by UWTSD, focusing on the Welsh Government’s Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act (2015). The aim of the lectures is to invite leading thinkers in their field to the University to explore each of the seven goals and to provide insights on how public sector organisations can work together to deliver on the Act.

Steve Moore, who is also a Professor of Practice at UWTSD delivered a talk entitled, ‘The Challenges We Face.’ Caerwyn Ash discussed  ‘Digital Solutions to Modern Healthcare in Wales’.

steve moore

Amanda Owens and Tania Davies, UWTSD’s Health Portfolio Programme Directors said: “As a population, we face considerable challenges in relation to our health and wellbeing. These are likely to increase in the coming years if what we do in the future is the same as we have done in the past. The Health sector is under constant scrutiny and we are facing persistent and significant financial pressures that are affecting individuals, families and communities. However, it is important than we not only view the future of our Health and wellbeing as challenging but also as an exciting opportunity to develop ‘A Healthier Wales’.

“Overall life expectancy is increasing, although many people are living longer with a significant burden of ill health. Consequently, a diverse range of health concerns need to be addressed.  Educators within the Health portfolio team, University of Wales Trinity Saint David actively engage with health sector professionals to address the health and social care needs of the population of Wales and beyond. Students have contact with, and are informed in relation to, the demands of employment within the sector and the care roles of the future.”

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Further Information

  1. For further information, please contact: Cate Hopkins, Press and Media Officer on: Catherine.Hopkins@uwtsd.ac.uk / 07872 423 788