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Ysbyty Gwynedd nurse invited to Queen's Garden Party in honour of her work
New executive nurse announced
Landmark audiology patient said switching on implant was "like being put into a video game"

A woman who received a hospital audiology department’s 500th cochlear implant said she felt like she’d been plunged “into a video game” when it was activated

Special friendship forged between elderly patients and pupils wins community award

Over the last year Mold Community Hospital and Ysgol Bryn Gwalia have worked hard to stay in touch in original ways to help patients and pupils stay connected through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Changes made to maternity visiting arrangements in North Wales
Plans progress to create a new Health, Social Care & Wellbeing Centre in Holyhead
'Gold standard' rapid diagnostic cancer clinic set to be unveiled this summer

A rapid diagnostic clinic, cutting diagnosis times for those with potential cancers to less than two weeks, has been labelled a “Gold Standard” service.

New gamma camera at Wrexham Maelor Hospital will help speed-up diagnosis

Patients will benefit from a quicker and more detailed scanner that is set to be installed at Wrexham Maelor Hospital later this year. 

Betsi specialist bereavement midwives recognised by Chief Nursing Officer for benchmark service

A group of midwives from Betsi Cadwaldr University Health Board have received awards for their vital work supporting bereaved parents who suffer pregnancy or baby loss

Dedicated dietitian shortlisted for top national nutrition award

Voting is now open for Fran Allsop, a registered dietitian, who has been shortlisted for Clinical Nutrition (CN) Professional of the Year at the upcoming CN Awards.

Celebrating International Nurses Day 2022

This International Nurses Day (12 May), we are showcasing some of our Nurses' stories to highlight their incredible work across North Wales. 

New endometriosis nurses to improve awareness and diagnosis in North Wales
Mother praises Ysbyty Gwynedd midwifery team after baby's safe arrival
More than 1.6 million COVID-19 vaccinations given to people living or working in North Wales

This significant achievement is down to the hard work of our staff and volunteers and has played a key part in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating Eid!
'Food is just as important as medicine' says hospital catering boss

A health board catering boss says food is “just as important as medicine” for helping fight off illness.

Karl Berry, catering manager for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s central area, has spent more than three decades feeding patients across North Wales.

His team produces over almost 620,000 meals a year, cooking for around 500 patients three times a day

Public urged to use healthcare services wisely over Easter weekend

There is currently an unprecedented demand across the whole health and care system across North Wales.

Specialist mental health service for new and expectant mums to be expanded

A specialist mental health service for new and expectant mums in North Wales is set to undergo a significant expansion.

Heart Failure Nurse Viki Jenkins crowned Cardiovascular Nurse of the Year

A nurse specialising in heart failure and echocardiography has been crowned Cardiovascular Nurse of the Year at this year’s British Journal of Nursing Awards.

"Breastfeeding could be seen as a treatment"

A leading neonatal unit, which has seen a dramatic increase in breastfeeding rates, wants mums to see breastfeeding pre-term babies as “a treatment”.

Glan Clwyd Hospital’s specialist neonatal unit is helping 20% more infants start life with the health benefits of breast milk than the national average.