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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.

Patient in Flintshire's new stroke rehab centre thanks consultant for 'saving him'

A new stroke rehabilitation centre has opened in Deeside Community Hospital as part of a £3million programme to improve stroke care in North Wales. 

Dedicated nurse presented excellence award for vital work during the pandemic

The first individual practice nurse from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s (BCUHB) has received a national award for her dedication to supporting care homes during the pandemic. 

Early learning from hospital-acquired COVID-19 patient safety investigations published

NHS Wales has published a new report detailing the good progress being made to investigate and learn from hospital-acquired COVID-19 in Wales.

Healthcare assistants step up to assistant practitioner roles to fill nursing gaps

Three newly appointed assistant practitioners have been making sure elderly patients get continuity of care at Glan Clwyd Hospital.

Care of the elderly ward manager Annette Mason decided to take them on after encountering difficulties recruiting Band 5 registered nurses to cover maternity leave.

A day to reflect and remember

Our executive medical director and acting deputy CEO, Dr Nick Lyons, has issued the following message to mark the National Day of Reflection on the third anniversary of the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Urgent mental health support now available 24/7 in North Wales through NHS 111

An NHS phone line providing urgent mental health support to people across North Wales is now available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Volunteer response team drive NHS staff to work through heavy snow and ice

During the snowy conditions a 4x4 volunteer group helped over 100 members of essential NHS staff get to work safely.