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Swansea Bay Health News

 

NHS Wales logo
NHS Wales logo
24/11/2021
Response to Children's Community Nursing Services report

A statement from Mark Hackett, Chief Executive, Swansea Bay University Health Board, in response to a report about Children's Community Nursing Services.

Mark Davies
Mark Davies
23/11/2021
Trial to investigate if AI can predict breast cancer treatment outcome

Swansea-led study is due to start later this year

Gareth Perkins with Alexandra Strong, and Dr Gillian Ingram
Gareth Perkins with Alexandra Strong, and Dr Gillian Ingram
22/11/2021
Outpatient service establishes new treatment for neurological conditions

A new outpatient service for people with neurological conditions will more than halve the time they need to spend in hospital.

Logos for the three organisations
Logos for the three organisations
19/11/2021
Regional partnership secures care home beds to tackle winter pressures

Eight care homes in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot have offered more than 50 beds between them to help ease the unprecedented pressures on health and social care.

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Swansea Bay University Health Board
18/11/2021
Notice of board meeting - 25th November 2021

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of Swansea Bay University Health Board will be held on Thursday, 25th November 2021 at 12.30pm via YouTube livestream.

Sharon Penhale in her uniform
Sharon Penhale in her uniform
17/11/2021
Army leadership skills play crucial part in NHS role

During her time in the Army Reserves, Sharon Penhale has been able to bring valuable skills back to her day job as an appraisal and revalidation manager.

Idris Baker
Idris Baker
16/11/2021
Swansea consultant to deliver annual Stephen Hawking lecture

Dr Idris Baker will focus on person-centred palliative care for people with Motor Neurone Disease

A picture of the paramedics training
A picture of the paramedics training
11/11/2021
Palliative care paramedics start training for new service

The UK’s first rotational palliative care paramedics have begun their training in readiness to launch the pilot service in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot before Christmas.

Gayle Lewis
Gayle Lewis
11/11/2021
Grateful patient helps us pause to remember the fallen

When Gayle Lewis sounded the Last Post outside Morriston Hospital on Armistice Day, she was not only honouring our war dead but giving thanks for the staff inside who have worked so tirelessly throughout the pandemic.

A woman holding a tissue feeling unwell 
A woman holding a tissue feeling unwell 
10/11/2021
Flu vaccine success in Swansea Bay

More adults eligible for the free flu jab have been vaccinated in Swansea Bay than any other part of Wales so far this autumn.

Charlie Wiltshire and Mr Mario Saldanha
Charlie Wiltshire and Mr Mario Saldanha
05/11/2021
Sight-saving procedure available to children in a first for Wales

Children across Swansea Bay are the first in Wales to be offered sight-saving treatment which will prevent them from needing a transplant.

Image shows canopy over traffic lane with cones at drive-through.
Image shows canopy over traffic lane with cones at drive-through.
04/11/2021
School nurses roll out drive-through flu vaccinations for pupils

Catch-up flu vaccinations for children and young people are being offered at a new drive-through delivered by the school nursing service.

Dr Pramodh Vallabhaneni
Dr Pramodh Vallabhaneni
04/11/2021
Exemplary idea moves forward

Enhancing access to hospital services for children with the help of technology is the aim of a pilot project in Swansea Bay. 

Chris Cottrell 2
Chris Cottrell 2
03/11/2021
Nurse dedicated to helping people with diabetes wins national award

A nurse dedicated to helping people with diabetes is celebrating winning a prestigious national award for her work.

Picture shows Swansea Bay Chief Executive Mark Hackett
Picture shows Swansea Bay Chief Executive Mark Hackett
01/11/2021
The NHS in Swansea Bay response to unprecedented pressure this autumn and winter

A message from our Chief Executive, Mark Hackett, about how the NHS in Swansea Bay is responding to unprecedented pressures this winter.

Paula Bidder, advanced nurse hysteroscopist
Paula Bidder, advanced nurse hysteroscopist
01/11/2021
Nurse recognised after developing one stop clinic for potential cancer patients

A specialist nurse has been recognised for helping women receive a quicker diagnosis and short-term treatment for cancer until surgery can be performed.

A solar farm
A solar farm
28/10/2021
Green for go at Morriston Hospital's unique new solar farm

The 10,000-panel farm is part of a £13.5 million series of environmental improvements across the health board

VR
VR
28/10/2021
Medical illustration team turn teaching idea into reality

Swansea Bay’s Medical Illustration Department is using virtual reality to teach new doctors a real life or death technique.

Picture of Ceri Battle outside Morriston Hospital
Picture of Ceri Battle outside Morriston Hospital
27/10/2021
Simple exercise could spare patients chronic pain or disability after chest injury

Two-year study will be led by Morriston Hospital's Dr Ceri Battle

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Swansea Bay University Health Board
26/10/2021
Notice of Special Meeting - 28th October 2021

Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of Swansea Bay University Health Board will be held on Thursday, 28th October 2021 at 11.45am via YouTube livestream.

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