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North Wales residents urged to come forward for their COVID-19 jab, as new online booking system launched

A first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine has now been offered to all eligible adults in North Wales, and those who haven’t yet come forward are being urged to book an appointment online.

Pilot vaccination drive through launched in Flintshire

Over 200 people were vaccinated for COVID-19 in Flintshire at the first drive through launched by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in North Wales as part of a pilot project.

Volunteers in Wrexham needed for world-first COVID-19 vaccine booster study

Volunteers from within a 50-mile radius of Wrexham are now needed to take part in a new clinical trial to receive a third ‘booster’ COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 tests now open to people in North Wales with a wider range of symptoms 

People living in the North Wales region can now have a free coronavirus test if they have any of a wider range of symptoms. 

Award for NHS learning disability team who go 'above and beyond' to support vulnerable patients

An NHS team who provide rehabilitation for people with learning disabilities and mental health difficulties have scooped an award for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Restarting planned care

In recent weeks, the number of people in our hospitals with COVID-19 has started to fall, as have the number of cases in our communities.

Dementia Care: A Shared Journey

The NHS in North Wales has published a new guide to explain more about the support and services available for people diagnosed with dementia, their families and carers.

Diabetes teams take part in national Insulin Safety Week

Diabetes teams from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board are taking part in a national insulin safety campaign. 

Ysbyty Gwynedd nurse who beat cancer twice sets up support group to help others

A nurse who fought off cancer twice has set up an online support group to help others who have been diagnosed with the disease.

Hospital cleaner surprised with special award

A hospital cleaner has received a special award for her ‘outstanding’ work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID Support Hub opens up in Holyhead

A COVID Support Hub is now available in Holyhead that will provide testing kits and support to those living in the community.

New and expectant mums reminded that its OK not to be OK

A Flintshire woman who experienced serious mental health problems during pregnancy and the early months of motherhood is urging other new and expectant mums who are struggling to reach out for support.


Health Board's Blood Science laboratories maintain national accreditation

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has maintained its accreditation for its Blood Science laboratories following assessment by the national UK accreditation Service (UKAS).

Cardiac arrest survivor flying the flag for local community defibrillators and CPR training

Phone kiosks across North Wales are being renovated as lifesaving hubs to house public access defibrillators (PADs) by charity ‘Keep the Beats’ in partnership with local communities and supporters.

Wrexham nurse becomes charity's first specialist in Wales

A nurse from Wrexham Maelor Hospital has been appointed as the first specialist nurse in Wales for the charity Crohns and Colitis UK (CCUK). 

Ysbyty Gwynedd Operating Department Practitioner celebrates 50 years working for the NHS

An Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) at Ysbyty Gwynedd is marking 50 years in the NHS this month.

Drive-through service for heart patients at Llanfairfechan

Patients with pacemakers and implanted cardiac devices are benefitting from a drive-through service during the COVID pandemic.

Ysbyty Gwynedd becomes first hospital in Wales to receive prestigious Royal College of Anaesthetists award

The Anaesthetic department at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor has been recognised for providing the highest quality of care to their patients.

Health board helps launch virtual Q&As on COVID-19 vaccine

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) is taking part in two virtual Q&As on COVID-19 vaccinations, where people’s questions will be answered by medical experts. 

New online support launched for people in North Wales with mental health problems

An online support service has been launched to help reduce the loneliness and isolation experienced by people with mental health problems and their carers across North Wales.