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Consultant wins two prestigious Trainer of the Year Awards

A consultant from Wrexham Maelor Hospital has landed two Trainer of the Year Awards from the UK-wide Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and from Trainees in Wales Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society. 

Healthcare staff at Ysbyty Gwynedd take part in national trial to understand COVID immunity

Staff at Ysbyty Gwynedd are taking part in a national trial that aims to find out whether healthcare workers who have previously contracted COVID-19 are protected from future episodes of infection.

Community minded mental health patients put their best feet forward in lockdown fundraising effort

Patients at Llanfairfechan’s Ty Llywelyn Medium Secure Unit are putting their best feet forward to support the local community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dietitian urges mums-to-be to take folic acid supplements

Public Health Dietitian Andrea Basu is urging pregnant women and those trying for a baby to ensure they are getting enough folic acid, following concerns the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the ability for families to access vitamins. 

New site explored for state-of-the art Denbighshire mental health unit

A state-of-the-art inpatient mental health unit could be built at a new location on the Glan Clwyd Hospital campus, after planning permission for a preferred site was refused.

Public urged to be cautious and use healthcare services wisely over Easter weekend

As the Easter weekend approaches local authority leaders and healthcare staff are urging the public to continue to adhere to current restrictions to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

Recovery app to support people experiencing long-term effects of COVID-19

People experiencing the longer-term effects of COVID-19 are being encouraged to download an app to track their symptoms and receive extra support. 

Research award for Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Carolyn

A North Wales nurse has won an academic award for her work in assessing how service improvements can have a positive impact on patient care. Diabetes Specialist Nurse Carolyn Thelwell is the 2020 winner of Swansea University's Frederick Banting Award.

Charitable group donates gift packs to NHS mental health staff

Wrexham businesses and organisations have donated gift packages to mental health staff based at Wrexham Maelor Hospital 

Inpatient beds at Ysbyty Enfys Deeside will close this Friday 26 March

Because we are confident that we can accommodate demand at our existing sites, the inpatient beds at Ysbyty Enfys Deeside will close this Friday 26 March.

Get tested to Keep Holy Island Safe

All Holy Island residents and workers are being urged to take a free Covid-19 test as we respond to the growing number of cases locally.

Celebrating National No-Smoking Day in North Wales

People across North Wales are being encouraged to improve their health and wellbeing and quit smoking.

Filipino nurses mark 20th anniversary of caring for patients in North Wales

Nurses who moved from the Philippines to help care for patients in North Wales mark the 20th anniversary this March. 

MORE than half of people in North Wales will access NHS services differently in future because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A study by YouGov has revealed 40% of people will carry on in the same way they did before COVID-19

Meet the volunteers on the front line of North Wales' largest ever vaccination programme

An army of volunteers are playing a leading role in the fight back against coronavirus in North Wales.


Major study into long-term health effects of COVID-19

Clinicians and researchers across Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board are taking part in a national study into the long-term health impacts of COVID-19 for patients who were hospitalised with the disease.

All hospital sites across North Wales will go Smoke-Free from next week
Planned surgery paused at Ysbyty Gwynedd

The majority of planned operations are postponed at Ysbyty Gwynedd this week and next week with the exception of some day cases, maternity and paediatrics.

Health board to launch virtual health and wellbeing event

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) is hosting a virtual stall focusing on the COVID-19 vaccination and testing programme at its health and wellbeing event on Thursday, February 25th. 

Former Flint Community Hospital development

Plans for the development of a new care home for Flint will move a step closer as work begins on the demolition of the former Flint Community Hospital.