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North Wales has recorded its highest ever uptake of the flu vaccination

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has reported the largest ever uptake of flu vaccinations in its communities across North Wales.

Daughter who had to fight for her life after losing mum to COVID-19 urges people to stay home

A Wrexham woman who has been fighting COVID-19 in the intensive care unit after her mum died from the virus is urging the community to adhere to the rules and stay safe. 

Planned surgery paused due to pressures of COVID-19 at Wrexham Maelor Hospital

The increasing transmission of COVID-19 in the Wrexham and Flintshire areas and the resulting number of patients being treated for COVID-19 at the hospital – currently 128 - together with winter pressures has had a significant impact on our ability to provide routine services at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

Hundreds of patients offered new 'fit at home' heart monitors in bid to cut down on hospital visits

Cardiac patients in North Wales will soon be able to have heart monitors fitted from the comfort of their home, reducing the need to come into hospital.  

Second COVID-19 vaccine given go-ahead

A second COVID-19 vaccine has been given the go-ahead and its roll-out across Wales will start next week, the Health Minister has announced.

Emergency Departments join study to assess instant testing for COVID-19

Emergency Departments in North Wales are taking part in a study to assess the effectiveness of tests that may give doctors COVID-19 results within minutes rather than hours.

Ysbyty Gwynedd staff give back to their community

Staff from Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Theatres and Intensive Care Unit have donated toys and goods towards local causes as a way of thanking the community for their support this year.

North Wales now has 11 COVID-19 test centres serving communities across the region

Each of the six counties across North Wales now has at least one testing site, open seven-days-a-week and with some operating from 8am-8pm.

New project to enhance support for North wales cancer patients living with fatigue

A new project is looking to tackle the impact of fatigue experienced by people living with cancer.

Mass vaccination centres to open across North Wales this week

The Health Board will use three mass vaccination centres this week so that care home staff from across North Wales can get the vaccine.

Charitable Amy helps Light Up Christmas for the NHS

The NHS Charity for North Wales, Awyr Las, has launched a real and digital lighting display, ‘Light Up Christmas’ to mark the end of this very different year, and 7 year old Amy Ishmael was selected to have the honour of switching on the lights in recognition of her support for the NHS this year.

Holywell man's quality of life restored following vascular surgery at Glan Clwyd Hospital

A keen cyclist and hiker who became unable to walk due to a debilitating illness is back on his feet following vascular surgery at Glan Clwyd Hospital.

How to look after your mental health and wellbeing this Christmas

Christmas this year will be very different for many of us. Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Alys Cole-King has shared her top tips on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing over the festive season

New Urgent Primary Care Centre project will help reduce pressures on GPs and Emergency Care services this winter

A new project will help improve treatment times and reduce pressures on GPs and Emergency Care services this winter.

Improved efficiency and patient experience at first-in-Wales Glan Clwyd CT suite

Refurbishment work on the CT scanning suite at Glan Clwyd Hospital has brought improved facilities and first-of-its-kind in Wales technology.

COVID-19 vaccinations start for Glan Clwyd staff

More than 200 high-risk and Emergency Department staff from Glan Clwyd Hospital are receiving their COVID-19 vaccinations

Venue Cymru Opens its Doors to Care Home Staff for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Care home staff from across North Wales started to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations at Llandudno’s Rainbow Hospital today.

Ysbyty Gwynedd Alaw Ward using remote monitoring technology during pandemic

New technology is allowing hospital staff to monitor some cancer patients who are on chemotherapy at home through a wearable smart watch.

Deeside Rainbow Hospital team share their experiences of working at the temporary hospital

Members of the management team overseeing Ysbyty Enfys Deeside have shared their early experiences of running the temporary hospital.

Nurse leader lands prestigious UK-wide health award

A senior nurse who leads Abergele’s District Nurses has landed a top UK-wide health award.