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A dentist sat on a chair and looking at a phone
26/01/2023
App connects dentists with consultants for expert advice and support

A phone app that puts GPs in touch with hospital consultants for expert advice is also being used by dentists in Swansea Bay in a UK first.

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Blog Eng
25/01/2023
Thomas' doubtful half marathon blog

Swansea Bay comms officer Geraint Thomas is hoping to complete a half marathon for our health charity.

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A man wearing a mask and standing in front of a noticeboard
24/01/2023
Common Ailments Service easier to access than ever

The Common Ailments Service covers 26 everyday conditions and is available at all 93 community pharmacies in Swansea Bay.

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Swansea Bay University Health Board
23/01/2023
Notice of board meeting - 26th January 2023

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of Swansea Bay University Health Board will be held on Thursday, 26 January 2023 at 12.45pm, via YouTube livestream.

Image shows a woman holding an award
Image shows a woman holding an award
18/01/2023
Lymphoedema service success leads to national recognition for Swansea Bay doctor

An innovative service that quickly helped identify new or deteriorating lymphoedema issues during the start of the Covid-19 pandemic has gained further recognition for one of its developers.

Picture of Ceri Battle outside Morriston Hospital
Picture of Ceri Battle outside Morriston Hospital
12/01/2023
New appointment for Morriston Hospital researcher is a first for women in Wales

A pioneering researcher whose work on chest trauma has had a global impact has scored a first-in-Wales appointment.

A picture of a broken leg in a cast
A picture of a broken leg in a cast
09/01/2023
New fracture discharge service

The transfer of traditionally hospital based services into the community is making great headway in Swansea Bay, with the launch of the new Fracture Discharge Service.

09/01/2023
Industrial action - information for patients

Industrial action - key information and updates for patients.

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Eifion main
05/01/2023
Family thanks cardiac unit for 'wonderful' care

Morriston Hospital’s cardiac intensive care unit (ICU) has been gifted a £5,500 thank you from the family of a former patient.

a picture of Dr Rhodri Edwards
a picture of Dr Rhodri Edwards
03/01/2023
Families urged to help free up beds by supporting relatives to go home

Families of patients waiting to be discharged from hospital are being urged to do all they can to support them to go home as quickly as possible.

Two women and three men stood outside a hospital
Two women and three men stood outside a hospital
30/12/2022
New service helps patients manage their epilepsy and cuts waiting times

People with epilepsy are now able to help manage their condition, while reducing waiting lists for others at the same time.

Image of the sign outside Morriston Hospital
Image of the sign outside Morriston Hospital
29/12/2022
Avoid A&E unless absolutely necessary

High numbers of extremely unwell patients are being seen in Morriston Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED).

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sneeze1
28/12/2022
Significant rise in Covid and flu results in think twice plea

People living in Swansea Bay are being asked to think twice before visiting family and friends in hospital if they are feeling under the weather themselves.

Image shows a woman sneezing into a handkerchief
Image shows a woman sneezing into a handkerchief
23/12/2022
Respiratory symptoms? Please don't visit our hospitals if you are poorly

We’re currently seeing a sharp rise in confirmed cases of flu, Covid and several other viral respiratory infections across our hospitals.

Paige
Paige
20/12/2022
Family's generous Christmas gifts for children's ward

A children’s ward at Morriston Hospital has been gifted enough presents to fill Santa’s sleigh from a family grateful for the care its staff gave their daughter.

A mother holding a hot chocolate next to a little girl
A mother holding a hot chocolate next to a little girl
20/12/2022
Vulnerable women helped to access medical care and support in Swansea Bay

Vulnerable women seeking refuge in Swansea Bay can access medical care and support to help improve their health and well-being.

Dr Clare Dieppe with Elliott inside the Children
Dr Clare Dieppe with Elliott inside the Children
16/12/2022
Seven-year-old Elliott's big fundraiser to thank hospital staff who cared for him

A little man with a big heart – and strong legs – has raised more than £1,000 as a way of thanking staff who looked after him in hospital.

Image shows three staff and a patient in a radiotherapy room
Image shows three staff and a patient in a radiotherapy room
16/12/2022
Green for go as multi-million-pound new technology transforms cancer care

Coloured lights and high-tech glasses are giving patients with breast cancer direct control over part of their treatment at Singleton Hospital.

Image shows two people holding champagne glasses in a garden
Image shows two people holding champagne glasses in a garden
16/12/2022
Wedding vow renewal delayed three years by 3 Cs - cancer, Covid and chemo

A devoted couple who decided to renew their marriage vows following a cancer diagnosis ended up having to wait three years to do so.

Image shows cardiac staff in scrubs, holding the award
Image shows cardiac staff in scrubs, holding the award
16/12/2022
Morriston team becomes UK leader for open-heart surgery patient safety

A checklist created by cardiac staff in Morriston has seen the hospital become a UK leader in the safety of patients having open-heart surgery.

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