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New Health Board CEO re-signs Armed Forces Covenant confirming its commitment

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board reinforced its pledge to support the Armed Forces community by re-signing the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC).

Dyfed Edwards appointed as Health Board Chair

Dyfed Edwards has been appointed as the Chair of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

Dyfed, who has been in post as interim Chair since February 2023, was formally appointed to the post by the Health Minister on Tuesday 30th January 2024

£23m combined investment in two new social care facilities for Flintshire

Work is under way on two new integrated Health and Social Care community facilities in Flintshire, backed by more than £14 million in Welsh Government funding, Deputy Minister for Social Services Julie Morgan has announced. 

Ysbyty Gwynedd Nurse celebrates 45 years in the profession

A senior nurse at Ysbyty Gwynedd has marked 45 years in the profession this month.

New NHS Pharmacy opens in Llanberis

A new NHS Pharmacy has opened in Llanberis, ensuring that local people once again have easy access to medicines and expert advice on their doorstep.

Famous Five win New Year's Honours from King Charles

Five Health Board colleagues have been awarded titles in the King’s New Year’s Honours List.

The awards, which celebrate contributions to either outside interests or work within the NHS, were announced just before the 2024 New Year celebrations.

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Lymphoedema clinic opens its doors at Ysbyty Alltwen

A new clinic has been set up in Ysbyty Alltwen for patients diagnosed with Lymphoedema.

Welsh Language Team win national award for helping schools and young people to engage with the world of work
Health Board recognised for its commitment to veterans with gold award

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) has been re-accredited by the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS), receiving gold for the second time, for its support and salutes to the past and present Armed Forces Community (AFC).

Painter Tommy brushes off platitudes with a smile as 50-year Health Board service ends

A popular character around Glan Clwyd Hospital has brushed his last stroke after more than 50 years brightening the lives of colleagues and patients.

Painter and decorator Tommy Stone finally gave work the brush-off after 50 years and four months, during which time he raised as many smiles as he did ladders during his dedicated service.

Campaign to beat HIV comes out of the clinic with community testing sessions

Staff from our sexual health services marked Wales HIV Testing Week by taking the campaign against the virus out of the clinic and into the community.

Green thumbed team open new prosthetic friendly garden in Wrexham

Staff, students and service users of the Posture and Mobility Service in Wrexham, have been working together to install state-of-the-art outdoor equipment to support people learning to use prosthetics and to create a wellbeing garden.

Kara's QN recognition proves she's a 'quality matron'

A health professional with more than 30 years’ experience has proved she really is a “quality matron” after being accepted as a Queen’s Nurse (QN).

New orthopaedic hub at Llandudno hospital

The Welsh Government has agreed funding of up to £29.4m for... 

State of the art community dental clinic opens at Bryn Beryl Hospital

A new Community Dental Clinic has officially opened at Bryn Beryl Hospital.

Carol Shillabeer has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Second minor procedure room for hand surgery - Llandudno Hospital

A second minor procedure room for hand surgery has now opened... 

Meet three of the nurses from one community team 'honoured' to join an elite group

Three colleagues from our Central IHC community nursing team have joined an elite group across Wales, Northern Ireland and England who can call themselves Queen’s Nurses.

The community nurses were granted the rare honour recently, after applying to the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) and undergoing a taxing assessment process.

'Shining example' Leah bags Welsh Radiography Professional of the Year crown

A Glan Clwyd Hospital radiographer, with a wealth of experience and passion for innovation, is the best in Wales according to her professional body.

Leah Cox, lead review radiographer within the North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre, said she was “surprised and delighted” to be named Welsh Radiography Professional of the Year by the Society of Radiographers.