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Last Build Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:06:00 GMT

Copyright: Copyright NHS Wales 2017

New Zealand hospitals join Morriston team's life-saving research

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:35:20 GMT

Experts at Morriston Hospital have formed a new partnership with New Zealand as part of research aimed at reducing the number of deaths from chest injuries.

Official Launch of Student Placement Charter

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:55:36 GMT

Wednesday 15th November 2017 saw the Health Board officially launch its Student Placement Charter ....

Successful vaccination session held following Hepatitis A outbreak

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:54:21 GMT

A successful vaccination session has been held at a day nursery in Rhyl following a family outbreak of Hepatitis A.

National institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Fellowship and Scholarship programme 2018

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:08:45 GMT

The National Institute for Health and Care excellence (NICE) Fellowships and Scholarships programme 2018 was launched on 31 October 2017 and applications are now being invited from health and social care professionals in England and Wales.

TB figures released for Wales

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:42:54 GMT

Rates of tuberculosis (TB) in Wales have continued to remain low for another year, according to a new report from the Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre of Public Health Wales.

Health Secretary hails success of Welsh Government campaign as all GP training places filled

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:11:19 GMT

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has hailed the success of the Welsh Government’s Train Work Live campaign as Wales exceeded its GP training places target

Quality, Safety and Improvement Committee papers published

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:59:17 GMT

The next Quality, Safety and Improvement Committee meeting will be held on Thursday 23 November 2017.

New Wales antimicrobial resistance reports published during awareness week

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:26:52 GMT

Public Health Wales has marked World Antibiotic Awareness Week with the publication of three new reports on antibiotic prescribing and resistance rates.

Wrexham mother raises £50,000 towards Wrexham Maelor's Children's Unit in memory of her daughter

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:52:14 GMT

A mother who lost her eight-year-old daughter to cancer has raised an incredible £50,000 towards the children’s unit at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

Fewer but more dangerous new psychoactive substances available

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:23:46 GMT

A new report from Public Health Wales highlights an overall reduction in the number of new psychoactive substances, previously called ‘legal highs’, available on the market in Wales and across Europe.

First all-Wales online resource for primary care clusters launched

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:29:00 GMT

A new website for primary care in Wales has been launched by Public Health Wales and Dr Andrew Goodall, Director General for Health and Social Services, and NHS Wales Chief Executive.

Focus on reducing pressure ulcers is already making a difference .....

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:48:20 GMT

Focus on reducing pressure ulcers is already making a difference .....

Clara staying healthy with help from her flu vaccination

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:55:46 GMT

Clara Reid is loving her first term as a nursery pupil at Cwmrhydyceirw Primary School in Swansea.

Staff say thank you to Neath Hospitals League of Friends

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:43:42 GMT

Staff at Neath Port Talbot Hospital have held a thank-you event for a group of hardworking fundraisers.

Image is primary motivation for use of image and performance enhancing drugs

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:18:03 GMT

A new report published today shows that steroids and similar drugs are used widely across the UK, and mainly for image-enhancing reasons.

£3.9 million Health and Wellbeing Centre opens in Blaenau Ffestiniog

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:17:45 GMT

The new Canolfan Goffa Ffestiniog has opened its doors to the public and boasts a range of new services for the community.

Hospital staff step up to get patients moving

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:05:55 GMT

Nursing staff at Glan Clwyd Hospital and Denbigh Infirmary are encouraging in-patients to increase their daily activity as part of a drive to improve their health and wellbeing.

Neath Port Talbot first South Wales hospital to offer NHS prostate procedure

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:17:08 GMT

Neath Port Talbot Hospital has become the first in South Wales to offer an NHS surgical alternative to men suffering from an enlarged prostate.

World Diabetes Day 14th November 2017...

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:32:41 GMT

Diabetes affects more people than any other serious health condition in the UK, more than dementia and cancer combined. On World Diabetes Day, is millions of people around the world come together to raise awareness of diabetes...

Helping people lead a full life following diabetes diagnosis

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:00:30 GMT

Being diagnosed with diabetes will come as a shock to anyone and for many people it means medication – and lifestyle changes.

Irfon Williams' widow backs mental wellbeing campaign

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:05:09 GMT

The widow of inspirational cancer campaigner Irfon Williams is backing a new drive to improve the mental wellbeing of people in North Wales.

People with long term health conditions urged to protect themselves from influenza

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:35:57 GMT

Public Health Wales is urging anyone from the age of six months upwards with a long term health condition to get protected against flu with a free NHS vaccination.

Quicker access to specialist NHS care for Armed forces' veterans in Wales

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:28:12 GMT

Armed forces veterans in Wales will receive quicker access to specialist NHS services thanks to extra investment by the Welsh Government

Health chiefs support fight to keep antibiotics working and saving lives

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:13:10 GMT

Two of ABMU’s most senior doctors are standing shoulder to shoulder with healthcare colleagues in the fight against antibiotic resistance.  

World Diabetes Day: Hywel Dda Consultant runs to Cardiff GP surgeries to raise awareness of type 2 diabetes

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:41:36 GMT

A Hywel Dda consultant has pledged to help raise awareness of type 2 diabetes by running to 30 GP surgeries around Cardiff next week in support of World Diabetes Day.

Congratulations to our EuroMillion winners!

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:24:34 GMT

Many congratulations to a syndicate of catering staff at Neath Port Talbot Hospital who have scooped over £25 million in the EuroMillions jackpot.

Annual Review 2017

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:33:41 GMT

“Our aim is to see that every task care professionals undertake is supported digitally” Andrew Griffiths, Director NHS Wales Informatics Service and Chief Information Officer, NHS Wales

Hepatitis A outbreak leads to day nursery vaccinations

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:26:23 GMT

Around 40 people associated with a day nursery in Rhyl will be offered Hepatitis A vaccination following a family outbreak of the infection.

Dolgellau Health Care Assistant in the running for top award

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 15:49:14 GMT

A Dolgellau Health Care Assistant who tackles health inequalities amongst men has been shortlisted for a top nursing award. 

Award for Dafydd as Morriston takes digital transformation to next level

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 09:38:27 GMT

Pioneering advances in renal services for patients across South West Wales have been recognised with a national innovation award.

Award-winning nurse to host European event in Princess of Wales Hospital

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 15:20:02 GMT

An award-winning nurse who has shared her expertise around the world will host a major education event on her home patch in Bridgend next year.

Heart failure specialist nurse up for top award

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 14:12:56 GMT

A heart failure nurse who provides specialist care to those with potentially life-threatening heart problems is up for a top award.

GP2GP completes national rollout

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:40:07 GMT

The GP2GP service is now live in all Welsh GP practices - several months ahead of schedule.

Phyllis keeps smiling now she's had her flu vaccination

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 11:05:26 GMT

Great grandmother Phyllis Powell’s motto in life is to keep on smiling, despite her ill health.

Fewer people in Wales dying from heart disease -- new report

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 09:49:45 GMT

Fewer people are dying prematurely from coronary heart disease in Wales, with a 68% reduction in the death rate over the last 20 years, a new report published today shows

New initiative to support mental health patients in Wrexham

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 15:44:03 GMT

Mental health patients at Wrexham Maelor Hospital’s Heddfan Unit are being supported to look after their mental wellbeing upon discharge from hospital, thanks to a new initiative. 

Video highlights -- Welsh Public Health Conference 2017

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 14:37:45 GMT

More than 600 delegates attended the Welsh Public Health Conference on Thursday and Friday 26 and 27 October – a record breaking number for the annual event.

Charities help create new quiet room for surgical patients

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:19:51 GMT

Surgical patients and their families at Morriston Hospital now have their own dedicated quiet room away from the ward to deal with sensitive or distressing news.

Funding boost for Adverse Childhood Experiences programme

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 16:56:33 GMT

An all-Wales programme to transform the way in which police and partner agencies deal with the most vulnerable people in society has received funding of £6.87 million from the Home Office.

Vaccination is the best way to protect against influenza during pregnancy

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:05:06 GMT

Pregnant women can protect themselves and their unborn babies against influenza (flu), a potentially dangerous disease, with a free NHS flu vaccine. 

Improving access to information about flu

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 10:45:11 GMT

The annual influenza programme - Beat Flu - is an important public health campaign that runs every year, encouraging eligible individuals to protect themselves with a free NHS flu vaccine.

Wales is taking the lead in empowering nurses and ensuring resources are there to care sensitively for patients

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 10:37:45 GMT

New guidance to help the nursing workforce in Wales plan care sensitively for patients will be published today by Health Secretary Vaughan Gething

Hospital group raise incredible £27,000 for Ysbyty Eryri

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 09:39:34 GMT

Dedicated volunteers have raised an impressive £27,000 towards Caernarfon’s Ysbyty Eryri over the last 18 months.

We want to hear from you ....

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:13:31 GMT

The Health Board wishes to consult with people living or using services in Gwent on the future of services for older adults with a mental health need.

Improved support for North Wales armed forces veterans

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:55:48 GMT

An innovative collaboration is enabling armed forces veterans and their families in North Wales to receive the full range of support they need.

New organ donation campaign highlights a family's role in the process

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 09:14:39 GMT

Today (1 November), the Welsh Government launched a major new campaign focusing on the role of families in the organ donation process


Success for NHS Wales paediatric teams at UK diabetes awards...

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 16:18:40 GMT

The Children and Young People’s Wales Diabetes Network, which supports paediatric diabetes teams across Wales, has won a Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes Award for SEREN, the all-Wales structured education programme...

Welsh award a career highlight for long-serving cardiac physiologist Jennifer

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:10:40 GMT

A long-serving member of Princess of Wales Hospital’s cardiology team has paid tribute to her colleagues after winning an all-Wales award.

Stem cell service at Ysbyty Gwynedd awarded international accreditation

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 11:20:05 GMT

Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Alaw unit has been accredited for its excellent stem cell service by a prestigious health organisation.