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Face masks and social distancing: Due to the rising prevalence of COVID-19 in our communities, we strongly encourage healthcare staff and visitors to wear a face covering in all of our settings, particularly in clinical areas and those with high footfall. Please exercise a common-sense approach and personal responsibility to help us reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our patients, workforce and services. In addition to wearing a face covering, it is important to continue to maintain social distancing where possible. Thank you for your continued support and co-operation at this time. We continue to regularly review our advice based on prevalence in our communities and our hospitals.

Swansea Bay Health News

 

Karen stood in a garden with her husband
Karen stood in a garden with her husband
23/05/2022
Royal recognition for role in planning health board's response to pandemic

Planning for and responding to emergencies is second nature to Karen Jones but nothing could have prepared her for the special invitation she received in recognition of her role in the health board’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Image shows a woman and baby in a pool
Image shows a woman and baby in a pool
20/05/2022
Water babies make a splash at hospital hydro pools

Opening up the hydrotherapy pool at Neath Port Talbot Hospital has led to lifesaving skills being taught in dedicated swimming classes to help safeguard babies and toddlers from drowning.

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Swansea Bay University Health Board
20/05/2022
Notice of board meeting - 26th May 2022

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of Swansea Bay University Health Board will be held on Thursday, 26th May 2022 at 11.45am via YouTube livestream.

Two clinicians in surgical masks standing alongside a scanner
Two clinicians in surgical masks standing alongside a scanner
18/05/2022
Singleton Hospital gets £4.1m state-of-the-art scanners investment

The investment has made Singleton a UK leader in the diagnosis of cancer and other serious conditions.

Baby Finley with his parents pictured in a garden
Baby Finley with his parents pictured in a garden
17/05/2022
Doc's dash out of Africa to be with wife and newborn son inspires charity push

Mikey Bryant watched wife Bethany give birth to Finley via video link while booking flights back to the UK

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.

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