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Children's messages to help shape decisions made across North Wales

Key messages from children and young people from across North Wales have been turned into an engagement ‘recipe book’ for organisations to ensure they are treated fairly and have a voice.  

Caring Katie's nursing dream inspired by premature son's fight for life

A community healthcare assistant has battled against personal loss and her premature son’s fight for life to become a student nurse.

Katie Garner, 35, works out of Prestatyn Clinic on Kings Avenue and has been a healthcare assistant for six years but in September will proudly don the uniform as a second-year student nurse.

Young cancer survivor urges others to be breast aware

A 33-year-old woman from Benllech is encouraging others to be conscious of their health and check their breasts regularly for potential signs of the disease.

Dietitian wins national award for her passion and dedication

A prison dietitian has been named Clinical Nutrition (CN) Professional of the Year at the national CN Awards. 

'Dedicated' nurse who goes above and beyond for her patients receives award

A nurse who went above and beyond for her patients during the COVID-19 pandemic has received a special award.

Cervical cancer scare prompts young mum to encourage others not to delay their smear tests

Choosing whether to have a hysterectomy after being diagnosed with cervical cancer is never an easy decision for a woman to make at any age.

Jackie takes one for the team at prestigious cancer awards event

A Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board team has scooped a prestigious innovation award for its work helping patients suffering from cancer related fatigue (CRF).

The Clinical Psychology and Occupational Therapy team took the Macmillan Innovation Excellence Award recently at a Gala event at the Hilton Hotel, Wembley last week.

Schoolchildren learn life-saving CPR skills

Youngsters at a primary school in Holyhead have been learning some vital skills that really could mean the difference between life and death after a visit from Ysbyty Gwynedd staff.

Children's Ward to hold special service for families touched by loss

Families who have experienced the loss of a child are invited to Wrexham Maelor’s annual Brightly Shining Stars Service. 

New Dental Academy aims to tackle North Wales' chronic shortage of NHS dentists

As well as providing much needed NHS dental services to thousands of local patients each year, the exciting new venture on the city’s High Street will soon play a leading role in training dental professionals across the region.

New patient safety initiative trialled at Ysbyty Gwynedd

Ysbyty Gwynedd is piloting a new service for members of the public to independently raise concerns with highly skilled clinicians if they believe a patient’s clinical condition is deteriorating.

New veteran poppy programme will help personalise patient care

Ahead of Remembrance Day Wrexham Maelor Hospital has implemented a Poppy Programme which seeks to identify patients from the Armed Forces Community (AFC) including personnel currently serving, reserve personnel, veterans and their families. 

Leading Psychiatrist invites employers to join open conversation about men's mental health

The virtual event, held to mark Men's Health Awareness Month, is open to individuals and employers who want to gain a better understanding of how to support men to look after their mental health at work.

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