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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. 

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.