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Ysbyty Gwynedd trials new colon capsule endoscopy cameras to test for bowel cancer

Miniature cameras that patients can swallow to get checked for bowel cancer are now being trialled at Ysbyty Gwynedd as part of a national project.

World Powerlifting Champion inspired to help others with diabetes

A powerlifter from North Wales has thanked Wrexham Maelor Hospital for helping him manage his diabetes, abling him to become a British and world powerlifting champion.

Work starts on new Community Dental Clinic at Ysbyty Bryn Beryl

A new Community Dental Clinic is set to open next year at Bryn Beryl Hospital.

'Inspirational' learning disability nurse recognised with leadership award

An ‘inspirational’ nurse has been recognised for her compassionate and inclusive leadership of an NHS service that supports adults with learning disabilities.

Canadian therapist wins Welsh Language Award

A Canadian therapist who has been described as a ‘role model’ for others to learn the Welsh language has won a special award.

Ellen wins Achievement Award

Colleagues have commented on Ellen’s compassionate and inclusive approach to advancing BCU’s equality agenda. They say she has made herself available to the team since she took over workforce and organisational development.

Innovative medics engineer solution for Covid patients during pandemic

Dr John Glen, Dr Dan Menzies, Berwyn Thomas and Geraint Williams (EBDM) devised an innovative fix, using a CPAP machine normally used for sleep apnoea patients, to give respiratory support to patients with severe Covid during the pandemic

Working in Partnership to help staff connect and support patient safety
Achievement Awards team winner showed resilience throughout pandemic

Putting patients first has always been the recovery/PACU teams ethos and operations continued at the beginning of the pandemic, despite many staff being redeployed, without complaint.

'Outstanding' Deeside Rainbow Hospital team wins COVID-19 Response Award

The team behind Ysbyty Enfys Deeside, also known as Deeside Rainbow Hospital, has won an award for its outstanding efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Therapy dog and his owner win volunteer award for comforting patients

A volunteer and his therapy dog have won an award for their dedication to supporting staff and patients at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.  

Dedicated doctor wins award for going 'above and beyond' during pandemic  

A Critical Care Consultant has won an award for his vital work during COVID-19 supporting patients and staff at Wrexham Maelor Hospital. 

Long-COVID service up for two top health awards
Celebrating the achievements of our NHS staff across North Wales
Heart failure specialist nurse up for top national award
Nurse Kelly's hospital stay was catalyst to award-winning career move

A community nurse who helped keep services running throughout Covid has won a prestigious award.

South Denbighshire district nurse team manager Kelly Clewett was named Chwarae Teg Womeninspire Women in Health and Social Care Champion at a ceremony in Cardiff, on September 30.

Team providing independence to people with learning disabilities up for top NHS award

A team that launched a new initiative in Flintshire to help people with a learning disability cope at home with their medication has been shortlisted for the NHS Wales Awards 2022. 

New Rainbow Clinic offers extra support to parents who have had a loss

Parents-to-be who have had a late miscarriage, stillbirth or early neonatal death in a previous pregnancy can now access extra support at two new Rainbow Clinics.  

"My daughters were called to see me twice because they thought I might not make it" – North Wales veteran's flu vaccine plea after life-changing illness

Mark was rushed to hospital after struggling to breathe – and woke up in intensive care more than two weeks later

Mold hospital patient champion awarded for going above and beyond

Patients and staff clapped and cheered as their activities and wellbeing coordinator was awarded Patient and Carer Champion of the Year.