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Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) Tool -- quarterly refresh

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:12:23 GMT

The Public Health Wales Observatory has refreshed PHOF tool indicators with more recent data available.

Smoke alarms key to preventing the death of children in fires.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:51:05 GMT

A new report from Public Health Wales has shown that the lack of a working smoke alarm was a contributing factor in the incidents reviewed where a child died in a fire.

Access over Christmas

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:06:43 GMT

Don't forget that the beauty of e-resources is that you can access them all year around! If you need help, check out our e-resource guides.

Planning a Christmas mini-break?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:53:45 GMT

Check if you need an MMR before you go.

Welsh Government consults on health board boundary change in Bridgend

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:43:08 GMT

The Welsh Government today (Wed 13 December) published a consultation on proposals to transfer healthcare services for people in the Bridgend Council area to Cwm Taf University Health Board (UHB) from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Patients in two hospitals to benefit from group's generous donation

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:30:39 GMT

Patients in two ABMU hospitals will benefit from a very generous five-figure donation from a local charity group.

Welsh Government approves funding for Cardigan Integrated Care Centre

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:05:38 GMT

Plans to build a brand new integrated care centre for the people of Cardigan have been given the green light by the Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething

Cold weather advice issued

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:15:44 GMT

Cold weather is forecast for the next few days across Wales with snow already falling in some parts.

Chris wins lifetime honour for years dedicated to vulnerable patients

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:28:57 GMT

More than 30 years devoted to patients with learning disabilities has seen an ABMU nurse honoured with a lifetime commitment award by the Paul Ridd Foundation.

Kind-hearted Morriston cardiac team sends gifts to Ukraine children

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:48:42 GMT

They really are a big-hearted bunch in Morriston Hospital’s cardiac outpatient department.

NHS Direct Wales can help you get the right information whenever you need and wherever you need it.

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:29:57 GMT

NHS Direct Wales is a health advice and information service available 24 hours a day, every day.

Artwork donated to chemotherapy unit in patient's memory

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:26:54 GMT

An eye-catching work of art is taking pride of place at Singleton Hospital in memory of a patient who lost his fight against cancer last year.

Golfers tee off to provide major boost for ward

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:20:40 GMT

Fundraisers have given a Morriston Hospital ward a major boost in memory of a much-loved golfer.

Watch our animation

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:02:18 GMT

Watch and share our animation for a summary of how digital services are supporting care for NHS staff and patients.

Digital Roadshow showcases IT

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:29:17 GMT

A digital roadshow was held at Velindre Cancer Centre to show staff how IT systems developed by NHS Wales Informatics Service will assist front line services now and in the future.

Plans for 19 new health and care centres across Wales announced by Vaughan Gething

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:03:45 GMT

Funding of up to £68 million has been identified for the centres. Construction will be subject to the agreement of successful business cases from the local health boards, and the expectation is that all schemes will be delivered by 2021

Over 1,000 treatments provided through new service at Ysbyty Penrhos Stanley

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:07:32 GMT

A dynamic new service running at Ysbyty Penrhos Stanley in Holyhead is providing an alternative way to access regular treatment.


Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:29:39 GMT

NHS Wales has subscribed to a new database, EMCare, which has replaced CINAHL. 

New chief executive for ABMU

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 10:11:12 GMT

ABMU Chairman, Andrew Davies, has today welcomed the appointment of the Health Board’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Support for the opt-out system of organ donation in Wales is high, says new report

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 09:50:47 GMT

Support for the new organ donation system in Wales is high, according to the Impact Evaluation of the Human Transplantation (Wales) Act

Crohn's and Colitis UK Awareness Week 1st - 7th December 2017 ....

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 15:11:23 GMT

Bringing Crohn's and Colitis out of the fog this December! ....

Mentors rewarded for dedication to future nurses and midwives

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:56:11 GMT

The innovative work going on to support and develop future nursing and midwifery staff has been recognised at a special event.

Review of Fatal and Non-Fatal Drug Poisonings in Wales and Take Home Naloxone report published.

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:48:44 GMT

The Substance Misuse Programme of Public Health Wales has published two new reports, the review of Fatal and Non-Fatal Drug Poisonings in Wales and the annual report of the Take Home Naloxone (THN) scheme.

Slippers for Christmas can help prevent falls

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:02:40 GMT

A Christmas campaign to raise awareness of falls prevention in the elderly is being launched at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. 

Health Secretary opens new £4 million health and social care centre in Blaenau Ffestiniog

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:42:19 GMT

The new Canolfan Goffa Ffestiniog, health and social care centre in Blaenau Ffestiniog has today been officially opened by Health Secretary Vaughan Gething

Critical care nurse wins prestigious Health Board award for work with grieving families

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:50:47 GMT

Critical care nurse Hayley Whitehead Wright has received the ‘Improving Patient Experience’ award for her work creating memory boxes for families of patients who have passed away in critical care.

Cheers as UK's Clinical Support Worker of the Year returns to show off his trophy

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 11:52:42 GMT

Youngsters, their grateful families and delighted colleagues have given award-winning John Clifford a proper hero’s welcome at Neath Port Talbot Children’s Centre. 

Revised 'cold chain' vaccine handling guidance published

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:52:31 GMT

Updated all-Wales guidance on the ordering, handing and storage of vaccines has been published.&a

Watch out -- there's art about at hospital thanks to patients' hard work

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:56:40 GMT

Keep your eyes peeled if you are walking around the corridors of Neath Port Talbot Hospital... you may spot something unexpected.

World AIDS Day

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 13:29:38 GMT

To recognise World AIDs Day (Friday 1st December), we would like to encourage people to help break the stigma associated with AIDS and H.I.V. through increasing awareness ....


Health Maps Wales Update

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:33:53 GMT

Health Maps Wales Update

Hepatitis A outbreak leads to further vaccination session

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:54:19 GMT

Around 180 people associated with a primary school in Rhyl will be offered Hepatitis A vaccination following further cases in a local family outbreak of the infection.

Surgical unit celebrates helping its 10,000th patient in just two years

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:35:25 GMT

An initiative to help speed up surgical waiting times at Morriston Hospital has marked its second anniversary by welcoming its 10,000th patient.

First Newborn Bloodspot Screening Wales annual report shows more than 99% uptake

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:21:03 GMT

The first annual report from Newborn Bloodspot Screening Wales (NBSW), shows that 99.6 per cent of newborn babies in Wales were tested for a number of serious, but thankfully rare, medical conditions in 2016/17.

Maternal and child screening programmes launch easy read information

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 13:29:43 GMT

Public Health Wales’s Maternal and Child Screening Programmes (MAC) have launched a series of new easy read information leaflets.

Health Board team recognised for helping people Step in to Work

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 13:12:55 GMT

An NHS team who help disadvantaged people gain valuable employment experience have scooped a top health award.

Hywel Dda Nurses Shine at RCN Nurse of the Year Awards

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:08:51 GMT

It was a night of success for Hywel Dda University Health Board’s nursing team with two winners and two runners up at this year’s RCN Wales Nurse of Year Awards 2017.

Vaughan Gething visits project offering hope to patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:43:23 GMT

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has been finding out how a change of diet has transformed the lives of people suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

The two modular theatres are planned to open in March 2018.

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:17:54 GMT

Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething has today announced that Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board will receive over £3m to install a two theatre suite modular development at Wrexham Maelor Hospital

Coleg Sir Gâr to offer training for Informatics Apprenticeships

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:24:54 GMT

Level 3 Apprenticeships in Health Informatics launches students into higher orbits of informatics - teaching them how to manage healthcare information, analyse it and present it to the right people.

Agenda and papers published for Board meeting on Thursday 30 November

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:10:59 GMT

Find out what the Board are discussing at their meeting on 30 November.

Carers Rights Day: Welsh Government unveil new plans to improve the lives of carers

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:50:10 GMT

Providing breaks for carers and ensuring they have the support they need to lead their own lives are among the Welsh Government’s new priorities for improving the lives of carers in Wales

New Accessible Information Standard to ensure people with sensory loss can access information that 'Makes Sense'

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:46:27 GMT

People with sensory loss are set to receive better services from the Welsh NHS that meet their specific needs, Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething announced yesterday

New statistics reveal stage at diagnosis for key cancer types in Wales

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:36:55 GMT

New official statistics developed by Public Health Wales show that melanoma and cancers of the uterus and breast have the highest proportion of cases diagnosed at an early stage.

Wales leading the world in sustainable development -- new report

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:33:19 GMT

Wales is leading the way for other nations, and is helping the world to understand how health and sustainable development can be embedded in all public services, according to a new report.

Cancer services in Wales continue to improve

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:40:06 GMT

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has today welcomed the Welsh Government’s Cancer Annual Statement which shows continuing improvements in cancer services in Wales

Antenatal Screening Wales annual report now available

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:50:25 GMT

Antenatal Screening Wales has released its annual report for 2016-2017.

Different types of alcohol elicit different emotional responses

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:32:40 GMT

Spirits most frequently associated with feelings of aggression, international survey shows.

Youth panel share their passion for healthcare with Vaughan Gething

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:48:08 GMT

Welsh Health Secretary Vaughan Gething chose Universal Children’s Day to find out more about the unique way ABMU is seeking to develop and improve its services for young people.

Digital revolution in patient care to start in Morriston Hospital

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:07:47 GMT

A digital healthcare revolution to improve the quality and safety of services for patients is being introduced in Morriston Hospital.