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Wrexham's new vaccination centre offers first COVID-19 Spring booster appointments

A dedicated vaccination clinic will open at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s Plas Gororau building on Wrexham Technology Park next week.

Dedicated facility for community healthcare services has opened in Wrexham

Patients will benefit from the opening of Plas Gororau, on Wrexham Technology Park, which will deliver non-acute healthcare services.  

Hepatitis C micro-eliminated at HMP Berwyn thanks to rapid test and treat programme

Hepatitis C has virtually all but been eliminated from HMP Berwyn, the UK’s largest prison, following a joint initiative between Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB), Public Health Wales and the charity Hepatitis C Trust.

New mental health telephone support service handles nearly 12,000 calls in its first year

A new round-the-clock phone service providing urgent mental health support has handled nearly 12,000 calls in its first year since launching in in North Wales.

Holly's nail salon trip turns into race for life after runner's cardiac arrest

A Health Board PA’s quick thinking and calmness under pressure helped a runner suffering a cardiac arrest survive his ordeal and thank her in person. 

Holly Jones left work at Betsi Cadwaladr’s headquarters in St Asaph, on Wednesday March 6, and was driving back home after a nail salon appointment when spotted a man looking distressed at the side of the road.

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) rolls out at second site in Wales

Patients in Conwy are the second community in Wales to use the exciting new electronic prescription service (EPS).

Ysbyty Gwynedd trials reusable theatre gowns

Theatre staff at Ysbyty Gwynedd have been taking part in a trial to test the safety and effectiveness of reusable gowns.

Living Better with Dementia – Films Premiere

A new series of films designed to create a better understanding of dementia have been showcased at a premiere screening in Wrexham.

More than one hundred guests got an exclusive preview of the five short ‘Living Better with Dementia’ films at the Odeon Cinema on Wednesday, 13 March 2024.

Close your eyes for the marvellous medicine which costs nothing but your time

If you were told there was one daily pill, which could help guard against diabetes, heart problems, inflammation, mental health issues and memory loss, with no side effects, would you take it?

If you answered yes, then you’re in luck because there is – and you don’t even have to take a physical pill. It’s called sleep and it could potentially protect you from illness and save the NHS countless appointments, investigations and no little money if we all got enough of it.

Joined up solution to patient care saved stroke survivor's life

For some, dealing with official bodies is a daunting prospect when they need help. A significant number of people either can’t, or don’t want to, engage with them.

Left unchecked, social issues such as poor housing, social isolation or money worries can lead to health and wellbeing problems. Often, when enduring such difficulties, an individual’s first contact with any official body begins when they become unwell.

Maternity services to resume actively offering home births across North Wales

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s Maternity services are resuming actively offering home births.

Innovative support model helps more Anglesey mums and babies breastfeed for longer

Sessions run by the unique Bronfwydo Môn project offer specialist backing for mothers and their babies, and have already played a major part in increasing rates of breastfeeding on the island.

Parents shine light on son's rare condition to raise awareness

The parents of a 10-month-old baby are raising awareness of a rare condition that left their son in intensive care for seven days following his birth.

Health Board Progress

There has been a change in leadership and approach. We now have a firm foundation to build on, with a new Chief Executive, Chair and Board members in place who are committed to improving our ways of working

Mum-of-four's rapid diagnosis calms cancer fears after specialist clinic steps in

A patient who feared she “ticked a couple of boxes for cancer” has praised the work of the Health Board’s Rapid Diagnosis Clinic for quickly establishing what was wrong with her.

Laura Jones, from St Asaph, is a Type 1 diabetic and decided to see her GP after her husband remarked on her dramatic weight loss over the period of a month last year.

Wrexham Maelor researchers participate as investigators in a new UK first-in-human vaccination trial

Researchers are looking for volunteers to join its first-in-human vaccinations trial in the UK in the fight against monkeypox. 

Health Board's response: Audit Wales Report

The Chair of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has welcomed today’s Audit Wales report which states that, compared with a year ago, the Board is in a more stable position and working relationships amongst senior leaders are more positive.

New Director of Corporate Governance appointed

Pam Wenger has been appointed as the new Director of Corporate Governance at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

Name revealed for new Mother and Baby Unit

The name of a new regional Mother and Baby mental health unit has been revealed.

Preparatory building work officially started in November on the £7.5m single storey building, which is the first of its kind across Cheshire, Merseyside, and North Wales.

Final Engagement Phase of Wales Air Ambulance Service Takes Place in February

The third and final engagement phase of the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (EMRTS) Review, about how to further improve the air ambulance service in Wales, takes place between 01 and 29 February 2024.