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Last Build Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:06:00 GMT

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New leaflet provides help and advice for North Wales patients prescribed antibiotics

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:11:06 GMT

Antimicrobial pharmacists at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board are doing their bit to help fight the growing resistance to antibiotics.

New hospital bereavement project given boost in memory of colleague

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:41:54 GMT

A project offering support to bereaved families at Morriston Hospital has been given a helping hand by friends of a much-loved colleague.

How ABMU is tackling sepsis - the silent killer

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:30:44 GMT

Sepsis is in the news this week, with BBC Wales weatherman Derek Brockway presenting a documentary about the "silent killer" that claimed his dad Cliff's life.

Wales Deanery takes first place for Paediatric training

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:35:00 GMT

The General Medical Council (GMC) recently released its survey rankings for Paediatric training, and the Wales Deanery has ranked in first place for overall satisfaction. 

Meet the PEAS aiming to help make services better at NPT Hospital

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:07:56 GMT

Meet two new recruits at Neath Port Talbot Hospital who are fast becoming a familiar sight to patients, carers and relatives.

Overhaul of urgent care discussed

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:37:15 GMT

Senior staff at Singleton and Neath Port Talbot hospitals have announced they’d like to overhaul their services for people needing unplanned urgent care, to better meet demand and improve patient experience. 

Suruchi's double success in Welsh training awards

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:25:39 GMT

A Singleton Hospital doctor with a driving ambition to support healthcare for women has just been named the best trainee obstetrician in Wales.

Open day spreads the word on career in speech therapy

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 15:41:30 GMT

ABMU colleagues have been doing their bit to inspire the next generation of speech and language therapists by hosting a successful careers day to highlight the profession.

Medical engagement survey

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 09:06:37 GMT

A SURVEY gauging engagement amongst doctors in Cardiff and Vale has shown a small improvement on previous results but highlighted a number of areas for further improvement.

Search for more Robins this Christmas

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:01:17 GMT

Our Robins volunteering group are looking to recruit more people in the run up to Christmas.

Health Board wins Employer of the Year Category at the Understanding Disability Awards

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:34:12 GMT

Staff at Wales’ largest hospital have been honoured at the Understanding Disability Awards for their work in supporting staff with learning disabilities to gain employment. 

Mums-to-be in Cardiff and the Vale are protecting their bumps from flu

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:16:39 GMT

Pregnant women across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan are getting vaccinated against influenza, to protect themselves and their unborn babies this winter.

Latest statistics show mouth cancer rates increasing but short term survival is improving in Wales

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:28:11 GMT

A new analysis produced by Public Health Wales shows that more people are being diagnosed with mouth cancer and the majority are at a late stage of the disease at the time of diagnosis.

GP record sharing to improve care in Wales

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:42:14 GMT

More hospital doctors and pharmacists now have electronic access to Welsh patients’ GP records, improving patient safety by sharing information.  

Bancyfelin mum-to-be 'Beats Flu' for baby

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:18:39 GMT

A Carmarthenshire mum-to-be has been supporting the Beat Flu campaign by encouraging expectant mothers to protect themselves and their little ones from the seasonal virus.

Flu mascot at Christmas light's event to highlight what we can do to protect ourselves

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:33:04 GMT

Children will be able to high five the flu bug mascot whilst learning about how we can all protect ourselves from influenza at the town’s switching on of the Christmas lights on Friday November 18.


Health Secretary Vaughan Gething launches new dementia framework for Wales

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 17:23:51 GMT

Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport Vaughan Gething AM is today (Thursday 17 November 2016) launching a new training resource that will help provide better, more consistent care and support for people with dementia in Wales.

Auntie Biotic joins the fight to protect our vital medicines

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:50:53 GMT

Health chiefs have enlisted a new recruit to help spread the word on the importance of using antibiotics properly.

DVD launch of families' motorbike adventure to boost burns charity

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:52:06 GMT

A film charting two families’ epic 1,200-mile motorbike journey from Nepal to Bangladesh to raise money and awareness for burns injuries is released this weekend.

Health visitors play pop over Christmas cola truck

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:22:09 GMT

Health visitors and dental nurses at ABMU are taking on the marketing might of an international soft drinks company because of concerns over children’s dental health.

ABMU Health Board public meeting - 24th November 2016

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:57:54 GMT

Members of the public are welcome to attend an ABMU Health Board meeting on Thursday,  24th November 2016.

Appeal for Twiddlemuffs to help our Dementia Patients

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:05:58 GMT

People with dementia often have restless hands and like to have something to keep their hands occupied. A Twiddlemuff is a knitted muff with items attached which dementia patients can twiddle in their hands.

Carers Rights Day, Friday 25 November

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 11:14:49 GMT

Carers Rights Day is held each year bringing organisations across Wales together to help carers in their local community know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to.

Raising awareness of pressure ulcers -- devastating yet often avoidable

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 10:33:05 GMT

A campaign to raise public awareness of a crippling but often avoidable condition is being launched by ABMU.

Winning the fight against hospital infections

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 09:02:59 GMT

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB) is fighting back against healthcare associated infections.

Carers Rights Day 2016 - Friday 25th November.....

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 15:07:03 GMT

Know your rights as a carer
Each year organisations across the UK come together to help carers in their local community know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to.....

Think Safe Drink Safe this Christmas

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:42:42 GMT

Today marks the official launch of the 2016 Think Safe, Drink Safe Christmas Campaign for North Wales.

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:33:57 GMT

It's World Antibiotic Awareness Week from 14 - 20 November 2016, and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB) will be highlighting their efforts in reducing the prescribing of antibacterials to patients in hospital and the community.

Swansea GPs are first in Wales with innovative early years scheme

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:23:11 GMT

A group of Swansea GP practices has become the first in Wales to employ a specialist worker to work closely with families to help break the cycle of underdeveloped parenting skills repeating across generations.

Knitters provide bumper boost for hospital dementia patients

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:52:43 GMT

These woolly wonders will soon be making a difference to patients with dementia at Neath Port Talbot Hospital, thanks to keen knitter Doreen Benney. 

Children in Cardiff and the Vale are getting protected against flu

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:31:00 GMT

Children aged between two and seven across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan are being vaccinated against influenza in time for winter.

New 111 Wales pilot service starts in Swansea

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 10:17:56 GMT

The 111 Wales pilot launched last month in Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot has now been introduced into Swansea.

New app launched to help children and young people with autism

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 12:31:54 GMT

A new electronic mobile phone and tablet app developed by the Health Board and partners has been launched to improve information sharing and support for children and young people with autism.

Swansea GPs are first in Wales with innovative early years scheme

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 11:11:27 GMT

A group of Swansea GP practices has become the first in Wales to employ a specialist worker to work closely with families to help break the cycle of underdeveloped parenting skills repeating across generations.

Reminder about payment of car parking charges at the University Hospital of Wales

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 11:24:13 GMT

In April this year, Indigo and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board introduced a set of measures to improve car parking at the University Hospital of Wales. As part of this initiative, all unpaid Parking Charge Notices (PCNs) issued up to and including 31 March 2016 were withdrawn by Indigo. 

Adverse Childhood Experiences report published today

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 12:29:52 GMT

A new report says those in Wales who suffered four or more adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with a chronic disease in later life compared to adults that have experienced none.

Parents urged to get their 2-7 year olds vaccinated

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 11:45:12 GMT

All seven year olds now included in flu vaccination programme.

Patient shares how high-tech service brings expert care closer to home

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 11:40:42 GMT

The benefits that a high-tech telemedicine service is bringing to cancer patients like Nigel Howells are obvious.

Nerys Thomas is crowned November's Health Hero

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 10:03:17 GMT

A nurse who supports patients with chronic kidney disease said she was “absolutely flabbergasted” at being crowned this month’s Health Hero.

New dialysis unit opened

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 09:43:47 GMT

The first of a number of new improved local centres for dialysis patients across South Wales has been launched.

Morriston team helps design pioneering 3D printed implant software

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 16:50:08 GMT

Experts at Morriston Hospital have helped create pioneering 3D software that could transform the lives of patients around the UK and beyond.

School pupils put children's ward to the test

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 16:31:04 GMT

A group of Bridgend sixthformers swapped the classroom for a hospital ward as part of a drive to improve care for young patients.

Online tool to track health of the nation updated

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:09:54 GMT

Phase 2 of an online tool containing the most current and accurate data on the health of the people of Wales has been launched today.

New look Health Maps Wales Launched

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 09:40:53 GMT

For the first time, the Health Maps Wales interactive mapping tool will be available in a format suitable for mobiles and tablets.  The improved look will also include a new logo, modern colours and some “key facts” on the home page.

Cervical Screening Wales publishes statistical reports for 2015/16

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:31:35 GMT

The Screening Division of Public Health Wales has published the latest cervical screening statistical reports for 2015/16.

Lifestyle advocates celebrated at awards ceremony

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:38:25 GMT

A celebratory event to mark the success of a project aimed at improving population health by promoting health and wellbeing in primary care settings has been held in Carmarthen.

Health board welcomes first recruits to new apprenticeships

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:40:43 GMT

Our latest recruits who signed up for ABMU’s first apprentice programme have now started their new careers.