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Family of 104-year-old woman thanks Ysbyty Gwynedd team for their kindness and care

A 104-year-old woman has been able to resume her passion for piano playing, thanks to successful hand surgery from the team at Ysbyty Gwynedd.

Vikki is Major hit in Welsh Veterans' Awards

An advanced clinical practitioner at Glan Clwyd Hospital “didn’t believe” she had been shortlisted for a prestigious armed forces award.

New project to inspire and influence future leaders to generate change

Call for people with experience of using or seeing young people in the children and adult services system to help improve quality of care. 

Memorial opened at Wrexham Maelor Hospital during Armed Forces Week

To kick start the Armed Forces Week celebrations Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has officially opened its new memorial area outside Wrexham Maelor Hospital. 

Specialist dentist awarded MBE in King's Birthday Honours List feared citation letter was "tax demand"

A specialist dentist, who treats children with special educational needs and disabilities, feared a citation letter telling him he was to become an MBE was a tax demand.

Procedure to diagnose lung disorders now available at Ysbyty Gwynedd

An essential investigation in the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer is now available for patients at Ysbyty Gwynedd.

New SMS Surveys launched to help improve patient experience

People who attend an outpatient appointment in one of our hospitals, clinics or medical centres will now be asked to complete a short survey of their experience to help gather information about services.

Specialised unit for patients following surgery expanded at Wrexham Maelor Hospital

An expanded specialised three-bedded unit that services the intense needs of patients after a surgical procedure has opened at Wrexham Maelor Hospital. 

New Treatment Room now available at Tywyn Hospital

A new Treatment Room is now available at Tywyn Hospital that will provide an alternative way to access treatment and ease pressure on local services.  

Young people help develop and launch Children's Rights Charter

Children and young people from across North Wales have developed a Children’s Rights Charter with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) to ensure their voices are heard. 

'We're at the crossroads of an exciting new world...and we are at the forefront'

A consultant pathologist who has pioneered the use of AI software to help diagnose prostate cancer, is spearheading another surge into what has been termed “computational pathology”.

Dr Muhammad Aslam and his colleague Dr Anu Gunavardhan have been using the programme to help diagnose breast cancers.

Doctor urges public to protect their skin while having fun in the sun

As temperatures rise, many people have their sights on getting a golden tan this summer.

Ysbyty Gwynedd doctor recognised at national award ceremony

A doctor described as a ‘visionary leader’ has been recognised at a national awards ceremony that honours the best and brightest ethnic women in Wales.

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.