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Surprise award for NHS staff wellbeing service founder
Cardiac team joins the Red Dragons to support Heart Month

During February Wrexham Maelor Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Team is teaming up with Wrexham AFC, along with the British Heart Foundation Cymru, to show their support for Heart Month. 

GP receives top accreditation to help other clinicians provide skin cancer service within primary care

A GP with a keen interest in treating skin cancer is now supporting other clinicians to diagnose and sometimes treat the condition in their practices.

Public invited to have their say on plans for 'world class' Denbighshire mental health unit

People are invited to share their feedback on Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s plans for the new 63-bed unit and multi-storey car park before a full planning application is submitted to Denbighshire County Council in March.

'They couldn't do enough for me, they're great': New stroke team helps patients recover at home

One of the first stroke patients of a new Early Supported Discharge (ESD) service has praised the team for helping her leave hospital after just five days to recover at home. 

Potential future doctors experience a day behind the scenes at Wrexham Maelor Hospital

Local Year 10 students from Wrexham and Flintshire had a taster of what it takes to become a doctor at Wrexham Maelor Hospital. 

'This really boosted my confidence and self-esteem' - first patient using cosmetic camouflage make-up praises new service

A woman who developed a severe rash on her neck and arms following COVID-19 has praised the Wrexham Maelor Hospital’s new cosmetic camouflage make-up service for helping to boost her confidence.

Record number of people supported at pharmacies and GP surgeries, with health services at 'breaking point'

New figures have revealed the critical role that pharmacies and GP Practices have played in supporting the NHS during the busiest period in its history.

"Early Supported Discharge team got me back on my feet after stroke with Maserati promise"

A specialist therapy team helped a former nurse regain his independence after a stroke, by helping him drive his prized Maserati again.

Teenager who almost died from flu thanks Ysbyty Gwynedd staff for saving his life

A teenager who needed intensive care treatment after contracting the flu virus has thanked the hospital teams who saved his life.

Vulnerable people to receive more personalised care through new pilot scheme

It can be distressing for vulnerable people being admitted to or discharged from hospital, therefore a new Red Bag pilot scheme has been launched to ensure they have all the important information they need with them.

Corrie's heartrending account highlights hidden pressures for hospital porters

A father who witnessed heartbreaking scenes working as a porter at a North Wales hospital has written a moving personal account of his experiences.

People in North Wales can now access mental health support by calling 111

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has become the latest health board in Wales to launch a dedicated mental health advice service, offering support for people of all ages via the established NHS 111 call number.

Primary school pupils and parents build their nutrition skills for life

Pupils and their parents or grandparents have taken part in an innovative cookery course at Brynteg Primary School in Wrexham developed by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s Public Health Dietetics team. 

Free NHS approved mental health awareness training for North Wales residents

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is encouraging people across North Wales to sign up for the iCAN Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Training developed by its mental health professionals.

Ysbyty Gwynedd team praised for saving young boy's vision
Vaccination centres in North Wales offer drop-in clinics to boost protection against flu

Children and eligible adults will be able to get a free flu vaccine at one of the health board's mass vaccination centres from Monday.

John thought 'he'd never get out' of Holywell Hospital, then he met the Rehab Champions

A dairy farmer who collapsed while looking after his wife thought he would never leave hospital, until he was paired with an innovative team of healthcare professionals.

John Read said he had been “pottering about” making a cup of tea for his wife Kathleen at their home in Brynford, when he collapsed in July last year.

New study aims to better understand dementia challenges

A new study funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) aims to gain a better understanding around the challenges faced by family carers of people living with dementia in providing personal care.

Joint collaboration with Denbighshire Council to improve mental health for young boys scoops award