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Health Board introduces app to improve communication

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:35:05 GMT

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB) is the first Health Board in Wales to implement a mobile medical messenger service called MedicBleep, enabling clinicians to communicate with each other effectively and securely.

Local doctors get green light for new Dyfi Valley healthcare plan

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:22:58 GMT

A group of local GPs are to take over GP healthcare services for the whole of the Dyfi Valley after winning a contract to manage Machynlleth Health Centre. Dr Jon Shaw, Dr Louise Hyde and Dr Sara Bradbury-Willis will now lead a team of GPs, nurses and other allied healthcare workers in a plan to improve services to rural patients from across the Dy

Clinical Research Facility Open Day

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:17:28 GMT

Have you ever wanted to know more about clinical trials? Would you like to speak to those working in the field?  This is your chance to take a look around the Clinical Research Facility (CRF) at the University Hospital of Wales at their Open Day on 31 January 2017 between 2pm-8pm.

Flu cases in hospitals and general practices increasing

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:34:46 GMT

Numbers of patients being admitted to hospital and intensive care with flu are increasing. People in vulnerable groups told it’s not too late to protect yourself with the flu jab.

National conversation around falls prevention continues in North Wales

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:06:16 GMT

A group of healthcare, public sector and third sector professionals met in Llandudno on Thursday 12 January to continue the ongoing national conversation around the future of falls prevention in older people in Wales.

Mum puts life-saving skills into practice the day after lesson

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:38:29 GMT

When mum Rebecca Davies was taught what to do when a child starts choking she had no idea she would need those skills to save her own son just 24 hours later.

New Director appointed to lead Information Services

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:43:50 GMT

The NHS Wales Informatics Service is pleased to announce the appointment of Helen Thomas as Director of Information Services.  She will take up the newly created role in the spring.

Patient safety expert Paul to lend his expertise to UK-wide NHS role

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:10:36 GMT

A Morriston Hospital scientist who plays a crucial role in ensuring patient safety across ABMU is lending his expertise to NHS organisations UK-wide.

ABMU up for three UK awards for putting patients at the heart of healthcare

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:36:40 GMT

Putting patients at the heart of healthcare has led to a trio of ABMU projects making the final of a UK-wide awards scheme.

Flu cases in hospitals and general practices increasing

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:20:54 GMT

Numbers of patients being admitted to hospital and intensive care with flu are increasing. People in vulnerable groups told it's not too late to protect yourself with the flu jab

Health Board welcomes investment in services for mothers and babies

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:42:39 GMT

Neonatal and obstetric services at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board have received a financial boost when Welsh Government recently announced an investment of £25million. 

Tour of new facilities at Withybush Hospital

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:49:02 GMT

Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport, Vaughan Gething, visited two new facilities completed recently at Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest.

Sally's gift helped spread smiles over Christmas

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:07:49 GMT

Physiotherapy staff from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board delivered hundreds of gifts to patients at University Hospital Llandough, University Hospital of Wales, St David’s Hospital, Barry Hospital and a nursing home in Cardiff thanks to Sally's Gift.

Young patients can now enjoy trip to seaside at their appointments

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:54:22 GMT

Smiling sea creatures, funky fish and sandy beaches now welcome youngsters when they attend their appointments at Swansea’s Central Clinic.

Minister's praise for team

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:27:58 GMT

The ‘life changing’ impact of the team at the Blood Borne Virus (BBV) Outpatient Clinic at UHW has been praised by the Minister for Health.

Now a national call to end visits by cola truck

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:16:22 GMT

ABMU’s Director of Public Health Sara Hayes has welcomed calls to end the nationwide annual Christmas tour by the Coca-Cola truck.

Smartphone App will help people find the quickest care

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:00:17 GMT

People in North Wales who need treatment for an injury can now get up to the minute information on waiting times at the regions Minor Injuries Units and Emergency Departments.

Staff buy new weighing scales after piling on the pounds

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:30:06 GMT

Staff at Princess of Wales Hospital have been piling on the pounds to improve the service they offer to patients.

Ground-breaking research wins MediWales Innovation Award

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:46:34 GMT

Ground-breaking research on circulating tumour DNA,has won a prestigious MediWales innovation award.

Ground-breaking research wins MediWales Innovation Award

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:50:19 GMT

Ground-breaking research on circulating tumour DNA, which has helped lung cancer patients access novel therapies to help with their treatment, has won a prestigious MediWales innovation award.

Morriston researchers get £230,000 for next stage of life-saving study

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:27:03 GMT

Researchers at Morriston Hospital working on a study that could save lives around the UK have been awarded £230,000 to take it to the next stage.

Why Nev is sharing his journey from Fat Man to Ironman

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 15:20:03 GMT

ABMU’s Nev Price has a busy year ahead – he has set himself the target of battling his own health problems to complete a series of gruelling triathlons and lose a whopping seven stone along the way.

Talk Health / Your Voice Matters...

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:42:49 GMT

Are you interested in sharing your views and ideas about a range of health issues?  We are asking people who live in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen to share their thoughts with the people that plan and provide health services in Gwent. Read how you can do this...

Three 'incredible' nurses who help young heart patients have been crowned Health Heroes

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:13:53 GMT

Three nurses who work across Wales to support children with heart problems have been jointly crowned our Health Heroes for January.

Advice on persistent cough

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 16:55:13 GMT

A persistent cough is leading many people to turn to their GP for help but doctors say in most cases there is nothing they can do.

Get your year off to a healthy start by exercising safely

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 12:37:03 GMT

As we begin the new year there is no better time to make a few lifestyle changes to get 2017 off to a healthy start.

Hospitals' Wi-Fi improvements given warm welcome by patients

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 11:08:00 GMT

News that ABMU will be expanding its free Wi-Fi network across its hospitals has been warmly welcomed by patients who know what a difference it can make.

Walking aid amnesty launched to help save money

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 09:08:39 GMT

Residents of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan are being asked to return walking aids that they are no longer using.  This initiative aims to not only reduce waste, but save thousands of pounds of valuable healthcare money too.

Seasonal cough? Your GP doesn't need to see you

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:51:27 GMT

Coughs and colds  are at a seasonal high, but GPs are giving assurances that unless you have other, more serious symptoms, they really don’t need to see you. 

Patients asked to help tackle winter pressures by using new Triage and Treat Service

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:43:37 GMT

Patients in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire are being urged to use the health board’s new Triage and Treat community pharmacy service if they have a low-level injury or illness, in a bid to free up pressure on busy A&E departments this winter.

Cuddle cot donated to help grieving parents

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:20:59 GMT

The charity 4Louis recently helped a family with the donation of a cuddle cot to the University Hospital of Wales, which will allow grieving parents to spend more time with their precious little one.

Launch of website to support people living with Motor Neurone Disease considering the placement of a feeding tube ...

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 15:44:04 GMT

The website is intended to support people living with Motor Neurone Disease and their carers who may be considering the placement of a feeding tube ...

UHB launches staff Health and Well-being calendar for 2017

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:17:40 GMT

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has launched its Health and Well-being calendar for 2017, to help staff get involved in health campaigns and activities.

BCUHB worker who trains nurses of the future comes top of the class

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:37:25 GMT

A nurse who has worked tirelessly to train the next generation has scooped a top nursing award – on the same night as winning a patient care gong.

Hospital is extremely busy

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 15:06:01 GMT

Health services in Cardiff are busy following the extended bank holiday period with the Emergency Unit at University Hospital of Wales caring for many people.

New service sees hospitals offering helping hand to carers

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:10:39 GMT

Support and advice to help carers cope with their role is already making a difference at Morriston Hospital.

Consultant surgeon honoured for work with global burns patients

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 09:48:02 GMT

A Morriston Hospital consultant plastic surgeon with a passion for improving burns care around the world was recognised in the New Year’s Honours List.

Round up of our news in December

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 16:19:01 GMT

This month includes news on the integration team completing a software interface for sorting medication for mental health patients, cancellations and postponements data now accessed through new information dashboard and our work in supporting cardiac care and more.

A&E team honoured for outstanding care as patients say thanks to Morriston staff

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 12:00:14 GMT

The skills and dedication of staff working under pressure in Morriston Hospital’s Emergency Department have been recognised and rewarded at ABMU’s latest Patient Choice Awards.

Our Neonatal Unit has made the Walesonline list of heroes for 2016

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 11:16:41 GMT

Walesonline has published its heroes of 2016 list which features fundraisers raising thousands through their grief, to neonatal unit staff who have done incredible things this year.

Ex-pats' donation to help renal patients back at home

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 14:25:16 GMT

They may be a long way from home but the fundraising members of an ex-pat society in the Middle East still like to do all they can to support charities back in their homeland.

Swansea expert's bomb blast training simulator wins top award

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 11:23:16 GMT

A Swansea trauma expert has won a national award for his pioneering work that could save the lives of servicemen and women.

Advice for parents when your child is unwell

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:58:36 GMT

When a child is unwell it is normal for any parent to feel worried or concerned and want to get their child checked over by a health professional.

Gethin meets Vaughan Gething as Health Secretary visits children's wards

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 12:10:05 GMT

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has been finding out about the work of the children’s wards at Morriston Hospital.

Health board's Christmas message

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:01:26 GMT

The health board's chair and executive team have written to all staff to thank them for their hard work throughout the year.

Have a safe and healthy Christmas

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:05:38 GMT

With the festive season upon us, many people are celebrating with friends and family, eating lots of food, enjoying drinks and exchanging presents.

Cardiff and Vale's staff flu jab uptake is the highest ever for December

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:55:42 GMT

Cardiff and Vale UHB has vaccinated 46.7% staff against flu, the highest it has ever achieved for December.

The year-round benefits of a Dry January

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 11:01:59 GMT

Alcohol Concern Cymru Director, Andrew Misell, looks at the growth of Dry January and encourages employers to get on board

Think 111 if you become unwell over the Christmas holidays

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 16:33:44 GMT

Anyone who becomes unwell over Christmas is being urged to think 111 to get the right care as quickly as possible.