Health Board News

Health Board echoes Government call for business support in PPE production
Health Board echoes Government call for business support in PPE production
03/04/20
Health Board echoes Government call for business support in PPE production

The Chair of North Wales Health Board has welcomed the First Minister’s plea today (Friday 3 April) for urgent business support in producing personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline staff fighting the COVID-19 outbreak.

Additional 250 beds for COVID-19 patients at Deeside Leisure Centre
Additional 250 beds for COVID-19 patients at Deeside Leisure Centre
02/04/20
Additional 250 beds for COVID-19 patients at Deeside Leisure Centre

Deeside Leisure Centre will be the third location of a temporary hospital to treat North Wales residents with symptoms of COVID-19.

Bangor University to host 250 temporary hospital beds for COVID-19 patients
Bangor University to host 250 temporary hospital beds for COVID-19 patients
01/04/20
Bangor University to host 250 temporary hospital beds for COVID-19 patients

Bangor University’s sports and leisure facilities will be converted into a temporary hospital to provide beds for patients with COVID-19 symptoms.

Local Assessment Centres to support community-based care across North Wales
Local Assessment Centres to support community-based care across North Wales
01/04/20
Local Assessment Centres to support community-based care across North Wales

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is working with GP practices across North Wales who are setting up Local Assessment Centres to help manage the treatment of patients with COVID-19 symptoms in the community.

Llandudno's Venue Cymru to be first location for temporary hospital in North Wales
Llandudno's Venue Cymru to be first location for temporary hospital in North Wales
31/03/20
Llandudno's Venue Cymru to be first location for temporary hospital in North Wales

Venue Cymru in Llandudno will become the first location of a temporary hospital in North Wales.

IPads donated to Glan Clwyd Hospital Intensive Care Unit to help patients keep in touch with families
IPads donated to Glan Clwyd Hospital Intensive Care Unit to help patients keep in touch with families
30/03/20
IPads donated to Glan Clwyd Hospital Intensive Care Unit to help patients keep in touch with families

Glan Clwyd Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has received a donation of iPads to help patients stay connected with their families.

Work underway to increase healthcare capacity across North Wales
Work underway to increase healthcare capacity across North Wales
30/03/20
Work underway to increase healthcare capacity across North Wales

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is progressing plans to increase capacity to care for patients with COVID-19.

Doctors and elderly patients stay connected through telephone consultations
Doctors and elderly patients stay connected through telephone consultations
27/03/20
Doctors and elderly patients stay connected through telephone consultations

Older people under social isolation due to the outbreak of COVID-19 are now receiving telephone consultations to maintain contact with their doctors.

Visiting suspended at all North Wales hospitals
Visiting suspended at all North Wales hospitals
26/03/20
Visiting suspended at all North Wales hospitals

Visiting at all North Wales hospitals has been suspended to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Skype helping patients and families stay in touch on Wrexham hospital ward
Skype helping patients and families stay in touch on Wrexham hospital ward
24/03/20
Skype helping patients and families stay in touch on Wrexham hospital ward

Kind-hearted staff on a ward in Wrexham Maelor Hospital have set up virtual visiting through Skype to ensure their patients stay connected with their families.

Inspirational' nurse recognised with a Seren Betsi Star award
Inspirational' nurse recognised with a Seren Betsi Star award
22/03/20
Inspirational' nurse recognised with a Seren Betsi Star award

A Critical Care nurse from Wrexham Maelor Hospital who has been described by her colleagues as an ‘inspiration’ has received a special award.

Testing units established to diagnose Novel Coronavirus in North Wales NHS staff
Testing units established to diagnose Novel Coronavirus in North Wales NHS staff
19/03/20
Testing units established to diagnose Novel Coronavirus in North Wales NHS staff

New drive through testing units have been established at three locations across North Wales to support the response to tackling Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19).

At this stage, the testing units will only be providing priority testing for identified NHS workers involved in the response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Non-urgent outpatient appointments and operations postponed as part of plan to manage Covid-19 outbreak
Non-urgent outpatient appointments and operations postponed as part of plan to manage Covid-19 outbreak
18/03/20
Non-urgent outpatient appointments and operations postponed as part of plan to manage Covid-19 outbreak

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has taken the difficult decision to begin to postpone non-urgent operations, procedures, and outpatient appointments, to focus resources on caring for an expected increase in Covid-19 patients who need hospital care.

Healthier, happier lives project takes centre stage at Flintshire primary school
Healthier, happier lives project takes centre stage at Flintshire primary school
15/03/20
Healthier, happier lives project takes centre stage at Flintshire primary school

Raising awareness of healthier, happier lives has been firmly placed on a Flintshire school’s curriculum thanks to a project led by Wrexham Maelor Hospital’s Fall Prevention team.

Bangor woman who escaped a life of drug addiction and violence pays tribute to life changing therapy programme
Bangor woman who escaped a life of drug addiction and violence pays tribute to life changing therapy programme
13/03/20
Bangor woman who escaped a life of drug addiction and violence pays tribute to life changing therapy programme

A Bangor woman who escaped a life of drug addiction and violence, thanks to a life changing therapy programme, says she wants to give hope to others that recovery is possible.

Plans to extend Glan Clwyd Hospital's Park and Ride service for further 12 months
Plans to extend Glan Clwyd Hospital's Park and Ride service for further 12 months
10/03/20
Plans to extend Glan Clwyd Hospital's Park and Ride service for further 12 months

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is extending the Park and Ride service operating at Glan Clwyd Hospital for an additional 12 months , while plans for long-term improvements to parking provision at the hospital take shape.

 

Community Testing Units set up to help support Novel Coronavirus diagnosis
Community Testing Units set up to help support Novel Coronavirus diagnosis
10/03/20
Community Testing Units set up to help support Novel Coronavirus diagnosis

Three Community Testing Units (CTUs) have been set up in North Wales to support the response to tackling Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19). The drive-through units will help Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board meet demand for testing over the coming weeks.

Glan Clwyd switchboard operator who helped caller in hour of need presented with health award
Glan Clwyd switchboard operator who helped caller in hour of need presented with health award
06/03/20
Glan Clwyd switchboard operator who helped caller in hour of need presented with health award

A quick-thinking switchboard operator who helped a caller access care and support in their hour of need has been commended with a special health board award.

'Compassionate' Speech and Language Therapist recognised with a Seren Betsi Star award
'Compassionate' Speech and Language Therapist recognised with a Seren Betsi Star award
28/02/20
'Compassionate' Speech and Language Therapist recognised with a Seren Betsi Star award

A Speech and Language Therapist who went above and beyond for one of her patients at HMP Berwyn has received a special award.

Adventurer thanks Ysbyty Gwynedd Orthopaedic Team for life changing surgery
Adventurer thanks Ysbyty Gwynedd Orthopaedic Team for life changing surgery
27/02/20
Adventurer thanks Ysbyty Gwynedd Orthopaedic Team for life changing surgery

A former Bangor University lecturer is back on his feet and has returned from instructing a mountain leadership course in India following life changing hip surgery last year.