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Three new specialist nurses appointed to support patients with secondary breast and colorectal cancer

Patients with incurable secondary breast and colorectal cancer are benefitting from the support of three new specialist nurses.

Dedicated Nutritionist shortlisted for top national nutrition award

Voting is now open for Paula Edwards, our Clinical Nutrition Nurse Specialist Lead, who has been shortlisted for an 'Outstanding Achievement' Award at the upcoming Clinical Nutrition (CN) Awards.

Nurses set to 'Moon Walk' 26 miles to raise funds towards cancer charities

Nurses from Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Intensive Care Unit are to take on a 26-mile challenge to raise funds towards breast cancer charities. 

A Day in the Life of...Sandy Jones, Glan Clwyd Hospital's Discharge Lounge team leader

Sandy Jones has one aim during her working hours – reducing the number of people waiting for a bed in Glan Clwyd Hospital.

Communications officer Jez Hemming went to meet Sandy, team leader of the site’s Discharge Lounge. It’s function is to increase patient flow through the hospital.

More than two million COVID-19 vaccinations have now been given to people living or working in North Wales.
South Denbighshire's community team get on their bikes to celebrate International Nurses Day

Healthcare support workers and nurses covering south Denbighshire used pedal power to celebrate International Nurses Day.

Their two-wheeled jaunt, which saw two nurses wearing uniforms from yesteryear, was organised by community staff nurse Chris Marston (pictured left).

Nursing staff recognised with special new awards

A new set of awards for nursing and midwifery staff helped mark this year’s celebrations for the International Day of the Midwife and International Nurses Day.

Occupational Therapists move into GP practices to reduce referral waiting times

Occupational Therapists in Flintshire and Wrexham have moved into GP practices reducing the waiting time by an average of nine weeks. 

NHS team go the extra mile to support new and expectant mums with perinatal mental illness
"We don't just deliver babies, we deliver research" – the midwives in Wales saving lives

This International Day of the Midwife (5 May 2023) we’re celebrating the hardworking research midwives across Wales making pregnancy and childbirth safer.

New unit set to transform mental health experience for new and expectant mums
Chair announces new Interim Chief Executive
Milestone of 100 robotic operations reached in Wales

Surgical teams in Bangor and Cardiff are celebrating a major milestone after recently completing their 100th robotic operation.

'Protect your children against disease this summer' vaccines plea from paediatric specialist

Parents planning summer holidays should make sure their children are protected against serious disease before they travel, an immunisation specialist has said.

Can our Linda win her MasterChef apron and fly the flag for Betsi?

A senior secretary in Glan Clwyd Hospital’s cardiology department is about to start her journey on the hit BBC One cookery competition MasterChef.

Linda Zouggari makes her bow on the show during week three, tomorrow night (April 25) at 9pm.

Doctor who helped save thousands of lives in North Wales retires after almost 40 years of service

A doctor who played a key role in creating a specialised breast service in North Wales has retired after 37 years in the NHS.

Young people awards Health Board for its commitment to improving patient experience

The North Wales Adolescent Service (NWAS) has received a national award, inspected and awarded by young people, for its work to ensure the voices of young people, and their families and carers, were listened to and supported. 

Couple who endured heartache of losing one twin praise neonatal staff for saving his brother

A couple who endured the heartache of losing one twin boy in the womb because of a rare condition have praised staff who saved his battling brother.

Laura Pridding and Ali Davies, from Rhosddu, Wrexham, wanted to tell their story because of the care they received from neonatal staff at Glan Clwyd Hospital.

Emergency consultant wins two awards for improving care of car crash victims

A Consultant Nurse from Wrexham Maelor Hospital’s Emergency Department has received two awards for his research into how to safely rescue someone from a car incident. 

Students get a taste of medicine at Ysbyty Gwynedd

Around 120 students from Gwynedd and Anglesey considering a career in medicine have received an insight into life working in a busy hospital.