Health Board News

15/07/20
Wrexham Maelor Hospital use innovative ways to help patients get fit for surgery during COVID-19

Despite the current pandemic, staff at Wrexham Maelor Hospital have found new ways to continue to help patients get fit for surgery in order to reduce the risk of complications following their operation.

14/07/20
Unique employment support programme extended amid concern over the economic and mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

People struggling to find or hold down a job because of mental health difficulties are being encouraged to take advantage of the I CAN Work programme, which provides intensive support from employment specialists and health professionals.

10/07/20
Joined-up North Wales vascular service cuts surgical waits

Improved teamwork and a North Wales-wide approach to scheduling surgery has seen significant improvements for patients with kidney failure.

09/07/20
Orthopaedic Surgeon at Ysbyty Gwynedd praised for delivering excellent training programme

A surgeon at Ysbyty Gwynedd has been recognised for providing excellent learning opportunities and improving the surgical skills of his trainees.

06/07/20
Ysbyty Gwynedd Anaesthetist appointed to prestigious new role to help train the healthcare workforce for the future

A doctor from Ysbyty Gwynedd has been appointed to a prestigious new role within Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW), to oversee the delivery of simulation training amongst healthcare workers.

02/07/20
Ysbyty Gwynedd Endoscopy team receive glowing praise from patient

Ysbyty Gwynedd Endoscopy team has received high praise from a patient after she received ‘excellent care’ following a recent visit to the unit.

30/06/20
Winners of UK's first online Health Hack event find innovative solutions to COVID-19 crisis

Despite the challenges COVID-19 has created, the outbreak has inspired clinicians to develop innovative projects to help them better communicate between themselves and their patients.

29/06/20
Construction work starts on first phase of internal works as part of the Ruthin Hospital redevelopment

Redevelopment work to bring a range of health services under one roof at Ruthin Hospital has begun.

22/06/20
Catering staff hospitalised due to COVID-19 thank clinical colleagues for saving their lives

Staff at Ysbyty Gwynedd broke into a round of applause as two of their colleagues were discharged from hospital this month after beating COVID-19.

21/06/20
Glan Clwyd lit up in rainbow colours to celebrate staff and mark hospital's 40th birthday

Glan Clwyd Hospital was lit up in rainbow colours yesterday to celebrate the efforts of NHS staff to tackle COVID-19 and mark the hospital’s 40th birthday. The site was lit up at 9.44pm to mark four decades of care at the Bodelwyddan hospital.

21/06/20
It's OK not to be OK: new and expectant dads encouraged to reach out for support

New and expectant dads who are struggling with their mental health are being encouraged to reach out for support from their midwife, health visitor or GP.

19/06/20
Simple non-invasive test to help diagnose bowel problems available for patients in North Wales

A new non-invasive test which can effectively rule out serious bowel problems, such as cancer, is now offered to patients from their GP to complete at home. 

19/06/20
Antimicrobial Pharmacist develops online learning resource to help home schooling parents teach children about infection prevention and antibiotics

A North Wales pharmacist is helping parents who are home schooling their children access learning about infection prevention, microorganisms and antibiotic use.

17/06/20
Essential cancer services and support campaign urges patients: Don't wait, don't leave it too late

Cancer services are still available during the COVID-19 pandemic and people with possible symptoms of cancer are urged not to put off seeking help and advice, the Health Minister said today.

17/06/20
Praise for 'amazing' learning disability support during the COVID-19 lockdown

People with learning disabilities and their families have hailed the ‘amazing’ support received from NHS and social services staff during the COVID-19 lockdown.

16/06/20
Antibody testing starts in North Wales

Testing for COVID-19 antibodies has started in North Wales. Blood Sciences staff across North Wales have begun taking blood tests of NHS Staff and key workers as part of a national programme to improve our understanding of the virus.

16/06/20
Conwy choir helps adults with learning disabilities sing and sign their way through the lockdown loneliness

An online choir is using sign language and song to help adults with learning disabilities in Conwy have fun and make new friends during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The weekly Conwy Makaton Choir singalongs have been credited with reducing loneliness and helping adults with learning disabilities to increase their confidence and learn new skills.

15/06/20
Tribute to Rizal Manalo, Nurse on Ward 5, Glan Clwyd Hospital

It’s with great sadness that we share the news of the death of Rizal Manalo, who worked as a nurse on Ward 5 at Glan Clwyd Hospital. Rizal, known as Zaldy to his friends and colleagues, died on Sunday having been treated at the hospital’s critical care unit over the last few weeks after contracting COVID-19.

12/06/20
New INR self-testing service for patients in North Wales

Patients who are prone to blood clots are now able to monitor themselves at home during the COVID-19 pandemic with a new testing machine.

11/06/20
Wrexham Maelor staff helps patient celebrate 100th birthday

Staff on an Orthopaedic Ward at Wrexham Maelor Hospital pulled out all the stops to ensure one of their patients celebrated their 100th birthday in style.