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Last Build Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2017 21:06:00 GMT

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Public Health Wales working in partnership with the Children's Commissioner for Wales

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:14:50 GMT

Listening to children and respecting their rights could help improve health services, according to speakers at an event hosted jointly by Public Health Wales and the Children’s Commissioner for Wales on Friday 23 June.

More than 600 children vaccinated in Newport measles outbreak

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:18:36 GMT

More than 600 children have now been given the MMR vaccination at sessions held in Newport schools in response to a measles outbreak.

NHS Wales performance stable, despite growing demand

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:22:27 GMT

The vast majority of people waiting for NHS treatment continue to be seen within access and treatment targets, despite increasing demand for services across Wales, new statistics published today show.

Doctors ready to use their expertise to help Syrian refugees

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:39:00 GMT

Two Morriston Hospital doctors with a passion for global child health are preparing to join a humanitarian trip to help refugees from war-torn Syria. 


Hook's boots go up for grabs to raise cash for carers

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:52:15 GMT

Rugby star James Hook is helping staff at Neath Port Talbot Hospital to kick start their latest fundraising mission.

New digital form at Blood Borne Virus Outpatient Clinic streamlines consultation notes

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:48:22 GMT

Clinicians at a Cardiff and Vale Blood Borne Virus Outpatient Clinic are using a new electronic form to record consultation notes for patients with Hepatitis C.

Breast cancer drug approved for use in Wales

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:00:58 GMT

Following negotiations with manufacturer Roche, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced that breast cancer drug Kadcyla®, will be routinely available on the Welsh NHS.

Influenza activity in Wales

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:57:44 GMT

Surveillance data for week 23 2017 suggests influenza is now unlikely to be circulating in Wales.

GP surveillance of infections in Wales report

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:53:33 GMT

Weekly newsletter which includes clinical consultations rates of 13 diseases, based on returns from 44 sentinel practices in Wales, and a topical news article. This week - Measles in Europe

Swansea transplant unit marks 20th anniversary with £800,000 expansion

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:30:40 GMT

A service which has treated hundreds of people over two decades in Swansea is marking its 20th anniversary with an £800,000 expansion.

Memory Clinic team given top award for "exemplary practice and person centred support"

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:10:52 GMT

A team of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board staff who support people with memory problems in Gwynedd and Anglesey have become the first in Wales to have a top accreditation for their work extended.

Public Health Wales issues hot weather advice

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:55:25 GMT

Public Health Wales is reminding people take care in the sun as forecasters predict very hot weather for the next few days.

£850,000 for new Maggie's Centre for South East Wales

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:53:42 GMT

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has today announced £850,000 to build a Maggie’s Centre on the site of the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff.

New NHS Wales chairs appointed

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:39:16 GMT

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced the appointment of new Chairs for Cwm Taf University Health Board, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and Public Health Wales NHS Trust.

Blue Peter badge after Iolo speaks up about his treatment

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:31:27 GMT

Porthcawl schoolboy Iolo Evans is now proudly sporting a very special addition to his school uniform – a Blue Peter badge.

Prince Philip staff "jewel in the crown" of Hywel Dda as new care model smashes performance targets

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:12:21 GMT

Hywel Dda Chief Executive Steve Moore has heaped praise on staff and clinicians working at Prince Philip Hospital’s Acute Medical Assessment and Minor Injuries units, as new figures show they are smashing performance targets and leading the way in modern medicine.

Beat goes on for police officer Joanna who almost died while out running

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:05:14 GMT

A police officer who nearly died after becoming unwell while out running has put her life back on track with the support of a Morriston Hospital service.

With 1 in 3 older people falling every year, new handbook aims to cut numbers

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:55:49 GMT

New handbooks, which provide advice and information to help older people avoid falls, are being given to patients on non-emergency transport vehicles across Wales.

App launches to aid early intervention in eating disorders...

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:42:25 GMT

An app has been launched in Wales which aims to bridge a knowledge gap and provide information to enable preventative and early intervention for those suspected of having an eating disorder, which will help increase the chances of individual recovery...

Unique patient-controlled medical records system begins in Wales

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:15:41 GMT

An innovative medical record system which gives patients access to their own health information, and direct control over who they want to share their information with, has taken an important step forward in Wales.

Nurse now providing vital link to support patients' safe return home

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:00:56 GMT

Just a year after a successful trial began an initiative by ABMU to help get patients out of hospital and back to their homes is going from strength to strength.

91% of GP training places in Wales filled

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 08:56:47 GMT

91% of GP training places in Wales have so far been filled following a highly successful campaign to promote Wales to doctors, Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething announced today (Tuesday 13 June 2017).

Store staff's blitz helps hospice garden to blossom

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:21:14 GMT

The garden of Morriston Hospital’s Ty Olwen has received its own DIY makeover, thanks to kind-hearted Swansea shop workers.

Post Show Report - We've Got Talent goes down a storm!

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 19:38:27 GMT

The CEHR ‘We’ve Got Talent’ live show opened in Cardiff on Thursday 18th May 2017 and was a huge success with an outstanding cast who delivered a groundbreaking event.

New look gamma camera suite improves privacy for patients

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 15:31:25 GMT

A newly refurbished gamma camera suite at Glan Clwyd hospital is offering improved efficiency and better dignity and facilities for patients visiting hospital for scans.

New innovative and unique resources to support improving health and wellbeing of children in Gwynedd.

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 16:42:38 GMT

New resources have been launched to support the promotion of health and wellbeing of primary school children in Gwynedd. 

Leaders for the Future

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 14:35:43 GMT

Following the success of its first four programme cohorts, RCGP Wales are delighted to announce that applications are now being accepted
Closing date for applications is: Friday 30th June 2017.

Patients can now have knee replacement surgery and be home the same day

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:00:14 GMT

People needing knee replacements can now have surgery at two ABMU hospitals and be home the same day.

Creating caring communities this Carers Week

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 12:35:03 GMT

Hywel Dda University Health Board is supporting Carers Week 2017 in partnership with local authorities, third sector organisations and charities.

Consultant takes on his own marathon challenge to help children with diabetes

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 12:09:25 GMT

Paediatric consultant Chris Bidder is getting ready to take on one of South Wales's toughest running challenges to raise awarensss of diabetes in children and young people.

Denbighshire schoolchildren raise funds to thank nurses at Glan Clwyd Hospital's Special Care Baby Unit

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 16:40:54 GMT

A schoolgirl has thanked the nurses who cared for her little nephew in the first six weeks of his life in the special baby care unit in Glan Clwyd Hospital.

Howard prepares to put in peak performance to help stroke patients

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 13:04:50 GMT

As a keen walker Howard Lewis knew the perfect way he could raise cash to say thank you to staff at Princess of Wales Hospital.

MMR vaccination urged as measles outbreak declared in Newport

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 11:01:07 GMT

Public Health Wales is urging parents to ensure their children have received two doses of the MMR vaccine as it investigates an outbreak of measles linked to a Newport school.

Morriston ED team leads new campaign to tackle silent killer

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:39:57 GMT

A team of champions is being enlisted across Morriston Hospital as part of a new campaign highlighting a potentially fatal condition.

New 'sensory' garden for Deeside dementia patients

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 17:29:07 GMT

A new ‘sensory’ garden to benefit dementia patients at Deeside hospital is now open.

Friends and colleagues of Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board pay touching tributes to 'courageous' Irfon Williams

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 15:31:13 GMT

Friends and colleagues of Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board have paid tribute to the inspirational Irfon Williams who sadly passed away this week.

Rhyl care home gives patients new lease of life thanks to Health Board oral hygiene programme

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 13:50:28 GMT

Residents at a Rhyl care home have newfound confidence and improved health thanks to a scheme giving carers skills in oral hygiene.

Improvement work at Ysbyty Gwynedd Emergency Department begins

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:14:15 GMT

Work has started to re-shape the Emergency Department of Ysbyty Gwynedd to help increase capacity and improve the environment for patients and staff.

Scheduled Maintenance - Emerald

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 10:51:36 GMT

Emerald Insight will be undergoing essential maintenance on Tuesday 6th June from 08:00 GMT for up to 12 hrs.

Henry flying high after first fundraising venture tops £3,000

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 10:03:23 GMT

A hospital worker’s first fundraising venture after a life-changing accident has really taken off with more than £3,000 winging its way to charity.

Ramadan 2017

Wed, 31 May 2017 15:08:55 GMT

What is Ramadan? In Islamic tradition Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, when the first verses of the Koran / Qur'an were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad .....

The New School Nursing Framework

Wed, 31 May 2017 10:52:14 GMT

Each secondary school and their cluster primaries will have an identified school nurse and associated health team with a variety of skills, who will be accessible for support and advice as children progress through their education both within and outside term time.

Mum switches from banking to nursing after near-fatal accident

Tue, 30 May 2017 10:03:06 GMT

A mum left critically ill in hospital after a serious accident was so inspired by the staff who saved her life that she trained to become a nurse.

Pub regulars rally to support hospital neonatal unit

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:07:09 GMT

Kind-hearted regulars at a Swansea pub have helped provide a boost to support Singleton Hospital’s special care baby unit.

Lifesaving projects up for national awards

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:44:46 GMT

Two ABMU projects that could help save lives are in the running for national awards.

Glan Clwyd redevelopment project makes shortlist for national award celebrating considerate working

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:01:27 GMT

The contractor behind the widespread redevelopment of Glan Clwyd Hospital has won top a national award which celebrates site safety and considerate working for a fourth consecutive year.

Enhanced dialysis service is improving patient care at Ysbyty Gwynedd

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:31:45 GMT

Ward patients who are in need of dialysis in Ysbyty Gwynedd are benefiting from a valuable service which provides them with vital care at their bedside.

Public Health Wales sweeps the board at the UK NHS Sustainability Awards!

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:01:40 GMT

Public Health Wales has won two awards and been highly commended in two categories for its work on the Our Space move to No 2 Capital Quarter.

New signs ready to help beach lovers stay safe in the sun

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:31:49 GMT

As the summer season approaches ABMU is getting behind an innovative new way of spreading the word on sun protection.