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Mental health nurses share their experience of an extraordinary year as they mark Mental Health Nurses' Day

Mental health nurses working on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic have shared their experiences of providing care during the most challenging year of their careers.

Don't ignore early signs of breast cancer during COVID-19

A Wrexham woman recovering from breast cancer surgery is urging people not to put off contacting their GP during the COVID pandemic.

'Caring' Ysbyty Gwynedd nurse helped granddaughter say final goodbye to grandad through virtual call

A student nurse has been praised for her care and compassion after she set up a virtual phone call to allow a granddaughter to say goodbye to her grandad.

Over 2,000 Anglesey residents to receive their COVID-19 vaccination at Ysbyty Penrhos Stanley

Around 2,000 people will receive their COVID-19 vaccination at Ysbyty Penrhos Stanley over the next few days.

Dietitians launch local project to help families access vital vitamins

A new project to support families access free vitamins in Wrexham and Flintshire is set to launch this week.

Public in North Wales urged to stick to the rules following the emergence of new strains of COVID-19

The emergence of new strains of COVID-19 has prompted an Intensive Care Doctor and the Chief Constable of North Wales Police to urge the public to continue to follow government guidelines to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.

New specialised unit for patients following surgery opens at Ysbyty Gwynedd

A new specialised three-bedded unit that services the intense needs of patients after a major surgical procedure has opened at Ysbyty Gwynedd.

Praise for North Wales GP practice vaccination effort, as programme set to ramp up

A Doctor leading the COVID-19 vaccination programme in North Wales has paid tribute to the crucial role that GP practices and community pharmacies are playing in its rollout.

Volunteer 4x4 response team drive vital NHS staff to work through snow

A 4x4 volunteer group has covered over 2,000 miles to drive essential NHS workers through the snow to get to work safely.

North Wales GPs urge people to not delay seeking support during the latest COVID-19 lockdown

Doctors in North Wales are urging people to not delay seeking support if they are worried about their health during the latest COVID-19 lockdown.

An additional 15 beds to open at Deeside's Rainbow Hospital

Ysbyty Enfys Deeside, the rainbow hospital at Deeside Leisure Centre, is increasing its capacity to 45 beds from 30 due to pressures on our hospitals.

GPs in Flintshire and the Llŷn vaccinate 2,300 people using Pfizer jab

GPs on the Llŷn Peninsula and in Flintshire have vaccinated around 2,300 residents using the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the first time within the community as part of a pilot project.

Staff speak of joy and relief as vulnerable mental health patients receive the COVID-19 vaccine

NHS staff providing hospital care to older people with severe mental illness have spoken of their joy and relief at seeing their vulnerable patients receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

North Wales has recorded its highest ever uptake of the flu vaccination

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has reported the largest ever uptake of flu vaccinations in its communities across North Wales.

Daughter who had to fight for her life after losing mum to COVID-19 urges people to stay home

A Wrexham woman who has been fighting COVID-19 in the intensive care unit after her mum died from the virus is urging the community to adhere to the rules and stay safe. 

Planned surgery paused due to pressures of COVID-19 at Wrexham Maelor Hospital

The increasing transmission of COVID-19 in the Wrexham and Flintshire areas and the resulting number of patients being treated for COVID-19 at the hospital – currently 128 - together with winter pressures has had a significant impact on our ability to provide routine services at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

Hundreds of patients offered new 'fit at home' heart monitors in bid to cut down on hospital visits

Cardiac patients in North Wales will soon be able to have heart monitors fitted from the comfort of their home, reducing the need to come into hospital.  

Second COVID-19 vaccine given go-ahead

A second COVID-19 vaccine has been given the go-ahead and its roll-out across Wales will start next week, the Health Minister has announced.

Emergency Departments join study to assess instant testing for COVID-19

Emergency Departments in North Wales are taking part in a study to assess the effectiveness of tests that may give doctors COVID-19 results within minutes rather than hours.

Ysbyty Gwynedd staff give back to their community

Staff from Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Theatres and Intensive Care Unit have donated toys and goods towards local causes as a way of thanking the community for their support this year.