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Eleri standing next to a lake
Eleri standing next to a lake
16/05/2022
Specialist role introduced to help reduce impact of falls

Swansea Bay's new falls quality improvement lead role will see Eleri D'Arcy focus her attention on enhancing falls prevention services and educating patients about support available to them.

Collage image shows Martin in 1976 facing camera on left and on right, in 2022.
Collage image shows Martin in 1976 facing camera on left and on right, in 2022.
12/05/2022
One-in-a-million nurse bids farewell to NHS after epic 46 year career

A “one in a million” nurse is saying his final goodbye to the NHS after 46 years.

Dance for Health class
Dance for Health class
12/05/2022
Doctors prescribe dance classes to keep patients on their feet

Over 65s in Swansea Bay are being encouraged to attend dance classes in a bid to keep them on their feet.

Image shows people sat at a table
Image shows people sat at a table
12/05/2022
Overseas nurses made huge personal sacrifices to strengthen workforce

International nurses spent up to two years away from their own families after relocating to Swansea Bay during the Covid pandemic.

Workmen loading up beds onto a van.
Workmen loading up beds onto a van.
11/05/2022
Struggling families can rest a little easier thanks to field hospital bed donations

Hundreds of beds no longer needed at Bay Field Hospital are being distributed to families and charitable organisations in Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot.

Catrin standing outside a hospital with an iPad
Catrin standing outside a hospital with an iPad
10/05/2022
Wound scanning app allows staff to monitor patients' progress remotely

A new app which scans and measures wounds so staff can monitor them virtually is being used in Swansea Bay.

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Swansea Bay University Health Board
10/05/2022
Swansea Bay health board's response to media reports on accessing NHS dental care

Following the publication of the Swansea Bay Community Health Council’s Accessing NHS dental care report on Monday, May 9th, the media asked for our response.

09/05/2022
Patients asked to put pen to paper to help tackle loneliness

A group of GP surgeries in the Lower Swansea Valley is asking its patients for any suggestions for initiatives that may help combat loneliness.

Painting by Bishop Vaughan pupil
Painting by Bishop Vaughan pupil
09/05/2022
Hospital's key workers put in the picture by grateful pupils

If a picture is worth a thousand words then they are all thank yous when it comes to this painting gifted to the staff of Morriston Hospital.

05/05/2022
Sexual health service closed on May 6 and 13 due to staff training

Our sexual health service is going paperless! But it will mean some short-term disruption for patients while our staff train on the new system.

Image shows multiple photographs of a teenager with his hearing aid
Image shows multiple photographs of a teenager with his hearing aid
03/05/2022
New hearing aid is music to teenager's ears

A music-loving teenager can now hear his favourite tracks clearly for the first time thanks to the latest technology available within Swansea Bay.

Pen y Fan
Pen y Fan
29/04/2022
Nurse's shock diagnosis leads to three peaks challenge

Attempting to summit three of south Wales’s highest mountains on the same day would be tough for most people but when you have Multiple Sclerosis, it is a serious prospect indeed.

Cian James
Cian James
27/04/2022
Youngsters with disabilities encouraged to scale sporting success

Children living with disabilities are reaching new heights to overcome any perceived barriers to their being active and enjoying sport.

Debra on a computer with a Cwtch card displayed on the screen
Debra on a computer with a Cwtch card displayed on the screen
25/04/2022
A cwtch is helping to keep elderly people out of hospital after a fall

Changing the way elderly people are cared for after they have fallen has earned a specialist Morriston Hospital service a national award. 

22/04/2022
Florence Nightingale's legacy inspires nurse to take safety into the digital age

Senior nurse Lisa Graham has been awarded a Florence Nightingale Foundation scholarship to develop her plans to improve the safety of patients and staff.

21/04/2022
Singleton Hospital eye care team scores another pioneering first

Suzanne Martin has become the first orthoptist in Wales to train to give sight-saving injections.

Matthew Knight outside the summer house
Matthew Knight outside the summer house
14/04/2022
New summer house set to enhance learning disabilities unit

A Swansea Bay assessment unit, for people with learning disabilities, has improved its facilities thanks to a new summer house.

Image shows a female standing outside a building
Image shows a female standing outside a building
13/04/2022
Britain's first deaf clinical psychologist hopes to inspire the next generation

She has been an inspiration and one of her kind for almost 20 years. Now Britain’s first deaf clinical psychologist is hoping her journey can open the door to others.

A picture of a woman wearing a blouse stood against a wall
A picture of a woman wearing a blouse stood against a wall
12/04/2022
New project helps to spot the early signs of cancer

A group of GP practices has been proactively contacting patients who haven’t attended cancer screenings to discuss their concerns and encourage them to come forward.

Cavell Star
Cavell Star
08/04/2022
Swansea Bay nurse declared a real star by her peers

Colleagues of a Swansea Bay nurse think she is ‘exceptional’ and a nationwide nursing charity agrees.

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