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Health Board recognised for its commitment to veterans with gold award

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) has been re-accredited by the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS), receiving gold for the second time, for its support and salutes to the past and present Armed Forces Community (AFC).

Painter Tommy brushes off platitudes with a smile as 50-year Health Board service ends

A popular character around Glan Clwyd Hospital has brushed his last stroke after more than 50 years brightening the lives of colleagues and patients.

Painter and decorator Tommy Stone finally gave work the brush-off after 50 years and four months, during which time he raised as many smiles as he did ladders during his dedicated service.

Campaign to beat HIV comes out of the clinic with community testing sessions

Staff from our sexual health services marked Wales HIV Testing Week by taking the campaign against the virus out of the clinic and into the community.

Green thumbed team open new prosthetic friendly garden in Wrexham

Staff, students and service users of the Posture and Mobility Service in Wrexham, have been working together to install state-of-the-art outdoor equipment to support people learning to use prosthetics and to create a wellbeing garden.

Kara's QN recognition proves she's a 'quality matron'

A health professional with more than 30 years’ experience has proved she really is a “quality matron” after being accepted as a Queen’s Nurse (QN).

New orthopaedic hub at Llandudno hospital

The Welsh Government has agreed funding of up to £29.4m for a new Orthopaedic hub at Llandudno Hospital to help reduce orthopaedic waiting times.

State of the art community dental clinic opens at Bryn Beryl Hospital

A new Community Dental Clinic has officially opened at Bryn Beryl Hospital.

Carol Shillabeer has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Second minor procedure room for hand surgery opens at Llandudno Hospital

A second minor procedure room for hand surgery has now opened at Llandudno Hospital to help reduce waiting times and lower the carbon footprint within surgical procedures.

Meet three of the nurses from one community team 'honoured' to join an elite group

Three colleagues from our Central IHC community nursing team have joined an elite group across Wales, Northern Ireland and England who can call themselves Queen’s Nurses.

The community nurses were granted the rare honour recently, after applying to the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) and undergoing a taxing assessment process.

'Shining example' Leah bags Welsh Radiography Professional of the Year crown

A Glan Clwyd Hospital radiographer, with a wealth of experience and passion for innovation, is the best in Wales according to her professional body.

Leah Cox, lead review radiographer within the North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre, said she was “surprised and delighted” to be named Welsh Radiography Professional of the Year by the Society of Radiographers.

Extra Mile Award Winner Llinos goes 'above and beyond' for elderly fracture patients

Llinos Williams, a physician associate (PA) in orthogeriatrics, was nominated by orthogeriatrician Vedamurthy Adhiyaman (Adhi).

Research, Transformation, Improvement and Innovation Award winners providing 'Gold Standard' service
Award-winning pair go the extra mile to support some of the most vulnerable

A dedicated duo who help asylum seekers and refugees access vital health services have been recognised for their commitment to some of the most vulnerable people in North Wales.

Recognition for pioneering partnership tackling previously unknown Long Covid

The large multi-disciplinary team behind the health board’s Long Covid Service has been handed an award for its pioneering approach to treating people suffering persistent symptoms of the virus.

'I feel like I've got my life back' – clinical trial at Ysbyty Gwynedd proving a success amongst dialysis patients

A new research trial is underway at Ysbyty Gwynedd aimed at improving the quality of life for adults with kidney disease by conducting overnight dialysis.

Crucial dementia health service wins top Team of the Year Award

The Memory Assessment Service (MAS) has been recognised for its specialist service to assess, diagnose and treat dementia in Wrexham and Flintshire.  

Maggie's cancer support centre in Denbighshire to be built with £3 million from the Steve Morgan Foundation

Planning permission has been granted for a new cancer support centre in North Wales.

It will be completely commissioned, designed and funded by the Steve Morgan Foundation and will be built in the grounds of Glan Clwyd Hospital in Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire.

The Great Deeside Bake Off: Hospital opens new rehabilitation kitchen to prepare patients going home

Patients on two wards at Deeside Community Hospital have a newly refurbished kitchen to help them become independent in order for them to be able to go home. 

Specialist Nurse receives award for her commitment to the Welsh Language

A Specialist Nurse has been recognised for providing an essential training package through the medium of Welsh to benefit children on Anglesey and Gwynedd.