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Message from the Director of Primary Care on zero tolerance of staff abuse

Karen Higgins, Director of Primary Care, said: “We are seeing an increase in the number of incidents of verbal aggression towards our staff across our primary care services, both over the telephone and face-to-face. 

Hospital ward opens dementia cafe for patients and relatives to visit

Patients on Wrexham Maelor Hospital’s older person’s ward can now pop out for tea and cake with their families. 

Helplines team recognised for 24/7 support

The North East Wales based Helplines Department team has become the latest winner of the Seren Betsi Star award,

Much-loved nurse retires after 45 years of service

A much-loved nurse at Ysbyty Gwynedd has retired from her duties after 45 years in the profession.

'The day I stop enjoying what I do is the day I'll retire' – Crenith celebrates 51 years of NHS service

One of Wales’ longest-serving NHS carers says she has no plans to retire from the job she loves, despite entering her 52nd year with the health service.

'They've helped me learn to walk and talk again': New stroke rehab centre opens in Llandudno

A new stroke rehabilitation centre has opened in Llandudno General Hospital to ensure patients have the best chance of a good recovery after having a stroke. 

North Wales artist reveals how secret anorexia battle left him a 'shell of a man'
Ysbyty Gwynedd IT Support Officer crowned Apprentice of the Year

An IT Support Officer at Ysbyty Gwynedd who was told he would never fully recover after suffering a brain haemorrhage has been crowned Apprentice of the Year.

Bangor students get a taste for a career in the NHS

Students at the largest secondary school in Gwynedd have been receiving support and interview tips to prepare them for future employment in the NHS.

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.