Mae gan “Byw Nawr” ei grŵp llywio ei hun sy’n cyfarfod yn rheolaidd yng Nghymru ac yncael ei gadeirio gan yr Athro Hywel Francis . Roedd cynrychiolwyr o’r grŵp llywio BywNawr yn eistedd ar y Materion Marw grŵp llywio , ac i’r gwrthwyneb.
Advance Care Planning Website:
This will continue to be developed in conjunction with Dr Mark Taubert and James Norris. advancecareplan.org.uk
Compassionate Country Project:
https://www.dyingmatters.org/blog/welcome-compassionate-country-datganiad-ir-wasg-ar-ran-byw-nawr-gan-y-cadeirydd-dr-hywel Mae uchelgais Vaughan Gething, Gweinidog Iechyd Cymru, i ddynodiCymru fel Cenedl Dosturiol, wedi cael ei groesawu’n fawr gan Byw Nawr, y cynghrair gofal diwedd oes yng Nghymru.
Meddai’r Athro Hywel Francis, cadeirydd Byw Nawr:
“Byddwn yn gweithio’n frwd gyda Llywodraeth Cymru i gyflawni uchelgais Vaughan Gething i greu Cenedl Dosturiol.
Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gething’s ambition to designate Wales as a Compassionate Country has been warmly welcomed by Byw Nawr, the end of life care coalition in Wales.
Professor Hywel Francis, chair of Byw Nawr, said:
“We will enthusiastically work with Welsh Government to achieve Vaughan Gething’s ambition for a Compassionate Country.
“How appropriate that Wales – which through Aneurin Bevan gave the world the first NHS – should be the first Country to embrace the vision of a Compassionate Country.
“We are pleased that Marie Curie, Cruse Bereavement Care Cymru, Macmillan Cancer Support, Hospice UK and Cytun are supporting Byw Nawr and the Minister’s ambition to give all who are approaching the end of their lives the dignity and support they deserve.”
In his speech, Vaughan Gething said “It is my ambition for Wales to become the first ‘Compassionate Country’ – a country when we ensure the wellbeing needs of an entire community are a priority; a country that recognises a citizenship model of health promotion; a country where health and health care are about much more than what is provided by health and care services alone.
“We must recognise care as a civic responsibility we all share. Professional care services are not a substitute for our social responsibility to care for one another in times of serious illness, through ageing, in care giving and following bereavement. We must continue do all that we can to support and protect individuals from when they are born, through their early years, schooling into adulthood, at working age, in old age and at the end of life. To prepare our citizens to be resilient for the experiences that life throws at them.”
An interview blog between Mark Taubert and Julian Abel on this topic can be found here: https://blogs.bmj.com/spcare/2018/07/17/compassionate-country-wales/
Byw Nawr Advance Care Planning events 2018:
Pat Warlock and Christine Fretwell, Advance Care Planning facilitators, have hosted a number of Byw Nawr engagement events to raise awareness of the benefits of Advance Care Planning to healthcare professionals and members of the public.