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Swansea Bay University Health Board and Swansea Council logos
14/09/2021
Keeping Swansea Bay's schools safe

Measures used in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot schools last term are to be retained.

Kathryn Gooding
Kathryn Gooding
14/09/2021
Meet one of the nurses who talks to families on the 'most difficult days of their lives'

As a member of our organ donation team an important part of Kathryn Gooding’s job is to help save lives by having difficult conversations many of us would rather shy away from.

Madison Shaddick
Madison Shaddick
13/09/2021
Yoga classes aim to ease symptoms and keep wait times flowing

A group of GP surgeries in Swansea is now offering yoga classes in a bid to improve patients’ symptoms.

07/09/2021
Neath Port Talbot Hospital proposal will cut through orthopaedic surgery waits

There’s nothing worse than a long wait for surgery – unless it’s having your operation postponed at the very last minute.

End of Life Care team
End of Life Care team
06/09/2021
Caring approach at end of life

Swansea Bay University Health Board is enhancing services and support for patients receiving palliative and end of life care and their families.

Virtual Waiting Room 2
Virtual Waiting Room 2
31/08/2021
Hospital test drives new virtual waiting room in patients' cars

With Covid restrictions still very much in place in Morriston Hospital, a new scheme has been introduced to speed up outpatient traffic by asking patients to wait in the comfort of their own cars.

Cardiac team
Cardiac team
31/08/2021
Genetic cardiac testing service made permanent

A life-saving service which was funded as a pilot in Swansea Bay has now secured NHS funding because of its success.

26/08/2021
Prioritisation for urgently needed blood tests

NHS services are currently affected by an international shortage of blood collection tubes used for taking some blood samples (blood tests).

A picture of a woman having a drink
A picture of a woman having a drink
25/08/2021
Stay safe when socialising – Covid cases are on the increase in Swansea Bay

People are being urged to take care when they are out socialising, as Covid cases are taking off again in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Swansea Bay University Health Board
20/08/2021
Cornwall music festival: 56 Swansea Bay Covid cases

Music lovers from Swansea and Neath Port Talbot who attended the recent 50,000-strong Boardmasters music festival in Cornwall are being urged to get tested for Covid-19 straight away if they feel ill.

Picture of Philip Jones of Specsavers in Swansea
Picture of Philip Jones of Specsavers in Swansea
20/08/2021
Wait for sight-saving vision checks cut to just weeks

Community optometrists have taken pressure off hospital ophthalmology services by checking hundreds of people for conditions that could cause sight loss.

The National Lymphoedema team
The National Lymphoedema team
19/08/2021
Heavens above – Lymphoedema award is out of this world!

A Swansea Bay University Health Board team is celebrating an astronomical achievement. 

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Swansea Bay University Health Board
13/08/2021
Notice of special meeting - 19th August 2021

Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of Swansea Bay University Health Board will be held on Thursday, 19th August 2021 at 3pm via YouTube livestream.

06/08/2021
Gold medal recognition for Swansea Bay UHB's medical device training team

While Team GB has been enjoying podium success in the Tokyo Olympics Swansea Bay UHB’s Medical Device Training Team has picked up a gold medal of its own.

Louise Heywood
Louise Heywood
30/07/2021
Recognition for Swansea Bay nurse in Nursing Times awards

A Swansea Bay paediatric nurse has been named as a finalist for a prestigious award for her work in raising awareness of the challenges faced by children with feeding tubes.

Swansea Bay University Health Board and Swansea Council logos
Swansea Bay University Health Board and Swansea Council logos
30/07/2021
Community care services are very stretched due to high demand and staff shortages

Staff shortages and stretched resources in home care, nursing and community services leading to temporary prioritisation of services to protect the most vulnerable.

Picture shows a midwife sitting on a blue sofa in hospital quiet room.
Picture shows a midwife sitting on a blue sofa in hospital quiet room.
30/07/2021
Unforgettable gesture from Swansea Bay Baby Loss Group

They raise more than £3,000 to transform quiet rooms for parents receiving distressing news.

askmyGP
askmyGP
29/07/2021
GPs give positive prognosis for online consultations

An online appointment and triage system offered to GP practices across Swansea Bay general practices is proving to be a success – when it’s used correctly.

Image of Corrina
Image of Corrina
28/07/2021
ED nurses win award for protecting vulnerable children and adults during pandemic

Three Morriston Hospital nurses have been recognised for “going the extra mile” for the most vulnerable children and adults needing emergency care during the Covid-19 pandemic.

27/07/2021
The Cancer 50 Challenge - Sunday, 10th October 2021

Rugby legend Jonathan Davies, MBE has thrown his support behind an exciting new cycle challenge.

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