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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
Please help us to protect your relatives and friends from infection

Our Executive Director of Nursing, Angela Wood, has made a direct plea to the public to help keep the region’s acute hospitals safe from unnecessary infections.

Thank you to all our staff working on Christmas Day
Health Board congratulated for becoming Veteran Aware

National Veteran leads have congratulated Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) for its commitment to improving NHS care for Armed Forces Community (AFC) across North Wales.

Children, donkeys and Santa visits hospital for Christmas light switch on

Mold Community Hospital switched on its Christmas memory tree lights, for people to celebrate and remember loved ones and patients who are no longer with us. 

Update on industrial action within Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – Thursday, December 15, 2022

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s executive director of nursing has thanked members of the public for their understanding ahead of planned industrial action.

New App to offer pregnant women reliable nutrition and physical activity advice and support

A first of its kind mobile App has been launched to help support pregnant women with information from NHS professionals that they can rely on.  

Call for people to help future research at Wrexham Maelor Hospital

Research is the only way to improve our understanding of illnesses and to develop better treatments, says researchers looking for people to join their volunteers list. 

iGAS infection remains rare, say public health experts
Hospital staff help celebrate veteran's 100th birthday

A Veteran from the Royal Army Services Corp celebrated his 100th birthday in Wrexham Maelor Hospital along with his family, fellow Veterans and BCUHB staff.

Animal-assisted therapy helping patients with mental health conditions

Patients at a secure mental health unit have been making friends with husky dogs as part of a project to help reduce their stress levels and encourage a healthy lifestyle.

Call out to help loved ones connect

When a family member is admitted to hospital, it can be a worrying time for relatives, and getting timely information on their loved one’s condition isn’t always easy, despite the best efforts of hard pressed frontline NHS staff.