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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.

Laboratory investment is improving patient care across Wales

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:10:51 GMT

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething visited the Public Health Wales Microbiology Lab at the University Hospital of Wales on 25 May 2017 to see how investment in new technology in the NHS is paying off for patients.

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 guide to public health and alcohol licensing in Wales

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:17:36 GMT

Public health practitioners in local health teams now have a new tool to support them to engage with and influence the alcohol licensing system in their area, to reduce alcohol related harm.  

Pharmacy team scoop top award

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:52:05 GMT

Staff at Neath Port Talbot Hospital are celebrating after being named the Hospital Pharmacy Team of the Year at last night’s prestigious Welsh Pharmacy Awards.

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.

New nursing and public health directors join Hywel Dda

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:07:51 GMT

Following successful appointments in February and April, Hywel Dda University Health Board is delighted to announce that two directors will be joining the organisation in the summer. 

New improved Medical Day Unit at Withybush Hospital

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:11:22 GMT

From today [23 May], patients in Pembrokeshire can access the newly refurbished and relocated Medical Day Unit at Withybush Hospital. 

Storytellers' visit is just what the doctor ordered at Morriston Hospital

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:48:48 GMT

There was a healthy dose of music and laughter when Starlight Children’s Foundation brought its annual Storytellers Tour to Morriston Hospital.

Morriston first hospital in Wales to join online access guide

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:16:13 GMT

Disabled people going to Morriston Hospital can now find their way around it before they have even set off from home.

Sharon pears up with store to put fresh fruit on menu for colleagues

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:27:32 GMT

A health worker in Swansea is peachy keen when it comes to taking care of her colleagues.

And the winner is ....

Fri, 19 May 2017 14:51:20 GMT

The Health Board’s Waste and Environmental Team have won the Innovation Category in the National NHS Sustainability Awards held in Imperial College London on Wednesday 17th May 2017 ....

Annual Mentorship Awards 2017

Fri, 19 May 2017 14:16:39 GMT

The University of South Wales held their Annual Mentorship Awards on 12th May 2017.  These awards provide nursing students with the opportunity to nominate registered nurse mentors for Recognising Outstanding Mentorship Awards ....

Staff show a healthy interest in keeping us all smiling

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:18:20 GMT

There were smiles all round as ABMU staff teamed up to launch a special event highlighting oral health.

New language scheme at Ysbyty Gwynedd is benefitting dementia patients

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:10:03 GMT

A Bangor man has praised Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board’s Welsh Language team for implementing a new scheme which allows him to be identified as a Welsh speaker.

Resolved! OUP journals accessible again

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:04:03 GMT

Thanks for your patience while we worked with OUP to re-instate access.

Policy Forum for Wales Seminar

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:30:15 GMT

Next steps for primary care in Wales: access, innovation and transformation.                        

Four health board projects shortlisted for NHS Wales Awards

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:24:18 GMT

ABMU Health Board is celebrating after four of its projects made the finals of this year’s NHS Wales Awards, announced today.

Swansea City Centre to benefit from GP and wellbeing services under one roof

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:14:52 GMT

Swansea Council, in partnership with Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, has commissioned specialist healthcare advisors, IBI Group, to work on the feasibility of a new city centre wellness centre that aims to address future trends in healthcare.

Email block is removed

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:06:09 GMT

From 8:00am Friday 19th May the block put on receiving external email was lifted.

NHS Wales Awards 2017 Finalists Announced

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:48:51 GMT

Falls prevention, improving clinical outcomes for patients and managing antibiotics wisely are just some of the projects which have made the finals of the NHS Wales Awards 2017.

Charity steps in to transform day room for cancer patients

Thu, 18 May 2017 15:48:04 GMT

Cancer patients are now able to relax in more pleasant surroundings after a Singleton Hospital day room was given a makeover.

Vaughan Gething welcomes improving NHS performance

Thu, 18 May 2017 11:05:49 GMT

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has welcomed new statistics that show improved NHS performance across a range of measures, despite increasing demand for services across Wales.

HIA to become statutory in Wales

Thu, 18 May 2017 08:08:03 GMT

On Tuesday 16th May the Public Health (Wales) Bill 2016 was passed in the Welsh Senedd.  Amongst the components included within it, there is the requirement for HIAs to become a statutory process for Public Bodies in Wales.

NHS Wales' Security Update - 17 May 2017

Wed, 17 May 2017 17:18:59 GMT

In response to the recent global cyber threat, the majority of inbound emails to NHS Wales will continue to be blocked and automatically deleted.  This is a precautionary measure, which will be reviewed by NHS Wales’ on Friday. 


Health Board pledges support to national campaign to tackle mental health stigma

Wed, 17 May 2017 09:16:33 GMT

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is pledging to tackle the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health by lending its support to a national campaign to change attitudes in Wales.

Law to improve and protect the health of the nation is passed

Wed, 17 May 2017 08:49:16 GMT

The Public Health (Wales) Bill, which will help people live healthier lives and protect them from harm, has today been passed by the National Assembly for Wales.

£20 million extra every year for social services

Wed, 17 May 2017 08:37:23 GMT

An extra £20 million will be invested in social services in Wales every year in recognition of the sector’s national strategic importance, Minister Rebecca Evans has confirmed.

Dental nurse Natalie takes to two wheels to support Ty Olwen

Tue, 16 May 2017 16:53:18 GMT

When fair-weather cyclist Natalie Jewell headed into a bike shop to ask about maintenance classes she never thought she end up pedalling to Paris.

International Clinical Trials Day

Tue, 16 May 2017 15:05:29 GMT

Join us for a celebration of the work performed by Wales’ clinical trials teams. 12 - 3pm, Friday 19th May, 2017, Velindre Clinical Trials Unit, Cardiff

Widow helps fund research into disease that claimed husband's life

Tue, 16 May 2017 10:23:58 GMT

A Swansea widow has helped raise money for a research project into the incurable lung disease that claimed her husband’s life.

Radical Welsh law will improve the health of the nation

Tue, 16 May 2017 08:47:04 GMT

A radical Welsh law which will extend smoke free areas and introduce a licensing scheme for procedures such as tattooing, will improve and protect the nation’s health, Minister Rebecca Evans said today [Tuesday 16 May].

Latest on NHS Wales security measures

Mon, 15 May 2017 17:13:34 GMT

In response to the  recent global cyber threat external emails sent into NHS Wales will continue to be blocked and deleted automatically for a further 24 hours.  This is a precaution to keep IT systems and digital services safe.

Healthcare staff unite to mark International Nurses' Day

Mon, 15 May 2017 17:06:26 GMT

From cakes to choirs and smiling superheroes to staff celebrations, teams across ABMU turned out in force to mark International Nurses’ Day.

Cyber attack

Mon, 15 May 2017 15:17:24 GMT

ABMU statement regarding its IT systems.

College student supports local NHS recruitment campaign

Mon, 15 May 2017 14:47:05 GMT

Local Pembrokeshire College student, Charlie Humphreys, has recently been helping in a campaign to encourage potential healthcare employees to the area. 

New free-to-call 111 number for Carmarthenshire patients

Mon, 15 May 2017 10:41:39 GMT

Patients living in Carmarthenshire can now dial 111 to access their GP Out of Hours service and NHS Direct Wales - making it easy to get the advice, support or treatment that is right for them.

'Nurses from across the world, consider a career in Wales' says Health Secretary Vaughan Gething

Mon, 15 May 2017 08:35:52 GMT

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething is travelling to the RCN Congress in Liverpool this weekend to encourage nurses from across the UK and the world to consider a career in Wales, as it is a fantastic place to train, work and live. He will be joined at the RCN Congress by Chief Nursing Officer Professor Jean White.

Update on the security measures taken by the NHS Wales Informatics Service

Sun, 14 May 2017 20:31:26 GMT

Since Friday 12 May, the NHS Wales Informatics Service has been working round the clock to protect NHS Wales’ digital health and care services from a global cyber-attack that has affected thousands of organisations and industries world-wide.

Senior North Wales clinicians nominated for awards and named among most influential women in medicine

Fri, 12 May 2017 13:30:34 GMT

Three leading doctors working in North Wales will be commended at a national event celebrating the impact of women in medicine.

Health Board Consultant Appointed as EMRTS Cymru New Interim National Director

Fri, 12 May 2017 12:19:33 GMT

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Consultant, Dr Ami Jones, has been announced as the new interim National Director of EMRTS Cymru - Emergency Medical Retrieval & Transfer Service ....

Improved access to Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services

Fri, 12 May 2017 11:08:49 GMT

Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services are now available between 6am and 8pm Monday to Saturday across Wales, following the successful modernisation of the service.

Recruitment underway for Independent Board Member

Fri, 12 May 2017 10:07:22 GMT

Public Health Wales has this week commenced its recruitment process to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to join the organisation as an Independent Board Member.

Do you have what it takes to start your career in software for NHS Wales?

Fri, 12 May 2017 09:06:52 GMT

We are looking for candidates wishing to start a career in software programming, support or testing. As a member of a dynamic team you’ll help build, support and test some of our national software applications. 

Home is where the art is for talented matron Olwen

Thu, 11 May 2017 16:01:03 GMT

Home is where the art is for a Neath Port Talbot Hospital nurse who has a starring role in a new national recruitment campaign.

Local Girl runs London for Tenovus

Thu, 11 May 2017 13:39:29 GMT

On 23rd April, Leila Gatrad, Biomedical Scientist at Nevill Hall Hospital and, active Abergavenny community citizen, completed the London Marathon for Tenovus Cancer Care ....