Happier patients for Cuban language learner

A pharmacy technician from Cuba said learning Welsh has had a positive impact for patients and his work colleagues at a north Wales hospital.

Yankir Perez moved to Gwynedd six years ago and decided to pick-up the language while he also learnt English.

The Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has launched a campaign to persuade more of its hospital staff across the region to use their Welsh with patients - even if they only know a few words.

Health chiefs said it can really help put Welsh speaking patients at ease - especially those with dementia or who have suffered a stroke.

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