Chairman of Cwm Taf University Health Board Marcus Longley officially opened the dementia-friendly Duffryn Suite at Ysbyty Cwm Cynon in Mountain Ash.
Army veteran Christopher Dorrington served in seven tours in Northern Ireland and in conflicts and trouble spots around the world. That experience left him with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder but now he is a volunteer tutor with the Education for Patients Programme.
The water was boiling in an outdoors ‘kelly kettle’ ready for a warming drink as 17 people, mainly strangers to each other, arrived to sample ways to reduce their stress and anxiety.
Patients and staff across Cwm Taf have been treated to a special performance by ‘Elvis’ thanks to the Health Board’s Chaplains.