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Rededication of Tŷ Maeth

Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales, will visit the Royal College of Nursing today to celebrate the rededication of Tŷ Maeth, the RCN Welsh Board Headquarters in Cardiff.  
The First Minister will unveil a plaque to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the building.  

He will be accompanied by representatives of the Royal College of Nursing and is expected to meet more than 60 nurses from across Wales.  

Tŷ Maeth or “House of Nurture” is the product of vision, commitment and hard work.  RCN members in Wales raised the money themselves to build Ty Maeth. 

With the help of the general public, nurses raised about £300,000, the equivalent of £4m in today's terms. The purpose of the Welsh Board and the building is to enhance the professional role of the nurse and encourage, nurture and develop nurse leaders locally. Tŷ Maeth is a physical sign that nurses in Wales are force with which to be reckoned.  

Tina Donnelly, Director RCN Wales, said:  “The RCN in Wales has become the voice of nursing in Wales.  Our 25,000 members today stand on the shoulders of the nurses who worked tirelessly in the 1960s to make the dream of a Welsh HQ for the RCN a reality.”  

First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones: “I’m delighted to be commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Ty Maeth today. This building, what it represents and its name is really important. As a house of nurture, it is here for the nursing profession; a place where members can grow and care for each other as well as the patients they serve."
 
“Nursing is the single largest profession within our health service - what an achievement it is to have been actively supporting and representing nurses for over 50 years in Wales. I wish you happy anniversary and every success in the future.”


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