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Last Build Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 06:06:00 GMT

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Swans charity supports patients recovering from brain injuries

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:28:58 GMT

The official Swans charity has teamed up with specialists at Morriston Hospital to support people recovering from brain injuries.

New fund delivering life changing drugs faster than ever before

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:08:18 GMT

First Minister Carwyn Jones has hailed the success of the £80m New Treatment Fund in slashing the times new life-changing medicines become available on the NHS in Wales

Access to Cochrane and Wiley e-journals

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:26:36 GMT

Access to Cochrane Database and Wiley e-jorunals via OpenAthens is not working at the moment. We have reported the issue to Wiley who are working on a fix. If you are on NHS Wales premises, you can access both resources without the need to log-in via OpenAthens. Read on for links to the e-resources:

Portal provides access to clinical documents across Wales

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:20:41 GMT

For the first time health professionals across Wales can view clinical documents and see test results created or generated electronically in other health board areas, through the Welsh Clinical Portal. 

Agenda and papers published for next Board meeting

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:43:32 GMT

Find out what the Board are discussing at their meeting on 25 January 2018.

Flu is increasing - look after yourself and others

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:26:45 GMT

Confirmed cases of influenza (flu) have increased again this week compared to last week.

New report highlights research achievements

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:19:11 GMT

The Research and Development Division at Public Health Wales has published a new report showcasing its major research and development achievements in 2016/17.

Diabetic women at higher risk of having babies with birth defects

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:46:53 GMT

Women with diabetes are encouraged to seek health advice if they are planning a pregnancy as Welsh data confirms they are at higher risk of having babies with congenital anomalies.

Plan launched to improve Respiratory Health in Wales

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:22:09 GMT

An updated plan to improve respiratory health in Wales has been launched today by the Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething

Hepatitis A outbreak leads to school vaccination session

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:40:36 GMT

Around 180 people associated with a secondary school in Ruthin will be offered Hepatitis A vaccination following a case of Hepatitis A in a pupil at the school.

Adverse childhood experiences increase risk of mental illness, but community support can offer protection

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:58:21 GMT

People who have experienced abuse, neglect and other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) such as living with domestic violence during their childhood are at much greater risk of mental illness throughout life.

Screening division 2016-17 annual report published

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:34:11 GMT

The screening division of Public Health Wales has published its 2016-17 annual report, which includes statistics for its eight programmes and highlights planned improvements in the coming year.

"Different system of care needed to deliver for the people of Wales" says expert panel

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:11:47 GMT

Wales needs a different system which provides seamless health and care services – that’s the message from the independent review of Health and Social Care, chaired by Dr Ruth Hussey

Protect yourself from influenza this winter

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:35:03 GMT

Influenza (flu) is now circulating across Wales, and the number of cases is increasing.

People and Organisational Development Committee papers published

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:58:12 GMT

The next People and Organisational Development Committee meeting will be held on Thursday 18 January 2018.

Number of stroke survivors in Wales continues to increase

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:28:34 GMT

More people are surviving a stroke in Wales, a Welsh Government report published today has shown

New report shines light on current and future health of Wales

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:11:12 GMT

The Health and its Determinants in Wales report provides an overview of the health and well-being of the population of Wales, outlining the main causes of death, disability and illness.

Health staff get set for special year to mark NHS anniversary

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 12:57:28 GMT

ABMU is kicking off 2018 by looking forward to a year-long celebration to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS.

This January try Thinking about your Drinking

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:44:20 GMT

As drinkers recover from their collective festive excess, pharmacies across Wales are sharing a Go Low, Go Slow, Go Small’ message to help every adult improve their long term health.

Additional £10 million to help relieve winter pressures in the NHS announced

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 09:41:29 GMT

An additional £10 million to help relieve pressures on health and social care services in Wales during the busy winter period, has been announced today by Health Secretary Vaughan Gething

Church's boost to help support parents of young patients

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 11:52:02 GMT

When your child is admitted to hospital the last thing you’re likely to think about is toiletries but now parents can access essential supplies to help them freshen up, thanks to Swansea churchgoers.

Swans add star power to Morriston staff's fundraising calendar

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 12:03:23 GMT

Swansea City stars have brought three months of guaranteed sunshine for nurses working in Morriston Hospital.

GP Out of Hours (OOH) Service

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 16:37:54 GMT

Our GP Out of Hours (OOH) Service is extremely busy, post-Christmas period ....

Health Secretary delivers Christmas message to health and care service in Wales

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 11:56:37 GMT

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has sent a Christmas message of thanks and appreciation to the health and care service in Wales.

Santa spreads Christmas cheer as service celebrates with special party for patients

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 09:49:25 GMT

Festive fundraisers Leighton Edwards and wife Ruth have been finding out for themselves how the money they’ve raised over the years has been helping patients.

Wales leading the way for End of Life Care

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:36:33 GMT

More people are accessing appropriate end of life care in Wales, according to a report published today by the Welsh Government.
The report details the achievements made against the End of Life Care Delivery Plan and the Welsh Government’s continued commitment to improving the services for those who need it in Wales.

Ground-breaking assessment of the care needs of people in Wales

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:04:04 GMT

The number of people aged over 85 living in Wales will increase by an estimated 119% by 2035, according to a new report.
The new ground-breaking overview of the care and support needs of people across Wales gives an insight into the lives of people who may need care and support to help them lead the best lives they can.

Don't forget your pharmacist is on hand to help over the Christmas period

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 14:08:01 GMT

Wales’ Chief Pharmaceutical Officer Andrew Evans has today reminded people who are feeling unwell over the Christmas period that their local pharmacist is on hand to provide advice and treatment for a range of minor ailments and illnesses

Investment in cardiac services helps neediest

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 11:40:30 GMT

The gap in accessing revascularisation services between people from the most and least deprived areas has been eliminated following increased investment, a report shows.

Choose Pharmacy awarded

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:52:26 GMT

A digital service for community pharmacies has been given "The Judges Award" in the 'Efficiency Through Technology' category by MediWales at their annual Innovation Awards Competition in Cardiff.

"Parents of two and three year olds, get them protected against flu this winter" says CMO Frank Atherton

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 09:35:24 GMT

Parents and guardians of two and three year olds in Wales are being urged to get their children vaccinated against influenza (flu) this winter by Wales’ Chief Medical Officer Dr Frank Atherton

Think Safe Drink Safe this Christmas

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:45:07 GMT

Partners across all public services in North Wales are urging people to Think Safe, Drink Safe this Christmas as part of a joint campaign during the party season.

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.

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

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.

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

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.