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Family praise life-saving staff on Ysbyty Gwynedd Intensive Care Unit

The family of a woman who spent six months in Ysbyty Gwynedd battling COVID-19 have praised the staff on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for saving her life.

Two decades of Filipino smiles, resilience and dedication recognised by critical care colleagues

Critical care colleagues have paid homage to 20 years of service from a group of “honorary Welsh” nurses who left their families almost 10,000 miles behind to save North Walian lives.

Staff from Ysbyty Glan Clwyd’s Intensive Therapy Unit gathered last week to celebrate Filipino colleagues who came to North Wales in 2001.

Trailblazing van to deliver care closer to home

A pioneering heart care van, a ‘first of its kind’ anywhere in the United Kingdom, has hit the roads of north Wales delivering care closer to home. 

Patient thanks new Syncope Clinic at Wrexham Maelor Hospital for 'amazing care'

A patient has praised the new Rapid Access Syncope Service at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, which has reduced appointment waiting times for people who suffer from blackouts from 12 to four weeks. 

Statement following inquest into the death of Rizal 'Zaldy' Manalo

Following a finding of death by natural causes by North Wales (East and Central) coroner John Gittins, during an inquest into the death of nurse Rizal "Zaldy" Manalo, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board would like to release the following statement:

Health Board's 'iCAN' services will make it easier for people to access early mental health support

North Wales’ health board has outlined exciting plans to improve access to mental health support across the region.

Critical Care Transfer Service launches across North Wales

A new Critical Care Transfer Service, that will be responsible for transferring the most critically ill and injured patients to specialist centres for treatment, has launched in North Wales.

Children wowed by African safaris, a 71-year love affair and a dance with Princess Margaret

Wide-eyed pupils heard tales of 91 year-old “Valentines”, a dashing aircraftman’s dance with Princess Margaret and more as part of United Nations International Day of Older Persons.

A video question and answer session took place between primary school children from Ysgol Maes Y Felin, Holywell, and older patients from Ffynnon ward at the town’s community hospital

Vascular staff receive 'special' gift after saving 50-year love affair

An intricate and clever sculpture delivered to each of two vascular service staff signified more than just saving a life for a couple who had been married for 50 years.

The patients of Ysbyty Glan Clwyd’s vascular department, who we have called Mr and Mrs A to protect their privacy, sent the unusual and personal gift to the team members after a lifesaving operation in July this year

New Dementia and Adult Mental Health Centre opens at Ysbyty Bryn Beryl

A new integrated Dementia and Adult Mental Health Centre has opened at Ysbyty Bryn Beryl in Pwllheli.

New care home for Flintshire

Flintshire County Council is developing proposals to build a new state of the art older persons care home in Flint, working in partnership with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. 

'I cried when thrown into deep end in ITU during pandemic' says former orthopaedic nurse

An orthopaedic theatre nurse who cried when seconded to a critical care unit at the height of the pandemic now believes the move was “fate”

"It has never been so important" – nurses urge people to get their flu vaccine this winter

FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE workers have called for people across North Wales to protect themselves and their loved ones by getting the flu vaccine this winter

Patient experience champion first to receive bronze and silver awards for going above and beyond

An activities coordinator for patients has received both bronze and silver awards for her extra efforts as Patient Experience Champion.

Tribute to Dr Andy Fowell

It was with great sadness that we learnt of the sudden passing of Dr Andy Fowell over the weekend.

Innovative technology used at Wrexham Maelor Hospital for kidney stone patients' scoops award

A surgeon at Wrexham Maelor Hospital has been recognised for using innovative technology to improve patient care with a special award.

Hat-trick of award chances for 'inspiring' eye unit after 'life-changing' student experience

A student’s “inspiring” ophthalmology work placement with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board was the catalyst for three nominations at nursing’s benchmark awards ceremony.

Snowdon Walk to mark Organ Donation Week

Donor families and NHS staff have taken part in an emotional trek up Snowdon in memory of loved ones and to raise vital awareness for those still waiting for a donor.

Researchers and patients across North Wales to support national multi-cancer detection test trial

Our staff and patients across North Wales are supporting a new trial to help evaluate a new multi-cancer detection test.

Wrexham Maelor 'Contraceptive Champions' recognised with award

A group of doctors at Wrexham Maelor Hospital have been awarded for improving access to postnatal contraception during the COVID-19 pandemic.