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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.

Deeside Vaccination Centre closes after delivering more than 220,000 doses

Staff and volunteers from Deeside Mass Vaccination Centre have thanked the community for their support as the centre closed this week. 

Record-breaking year for flu vaccination protects more people in North Wales than ever before

A total of more than 316,000 flu vaccines have been administered by GP practices, community pharmacists, district and school nurses since September.

Quick-time referrals speeding up cancer diagnosis in North Wales

New clinics in North Wales will help to diagnose patients with concerning symptoms more quickly as part of nationwide work to cut cancer waiting times.

Ysbyty Gwynedd launch online virtual joint replacement programme to prepare patients for surgery

Patients awaiting hip and knee replacements are now offered an opportunity to attend a Virtual Joint School to learn more about and prepare for surgery.

Minister gets a musical treat on visit to Llandudno's Covid-busting IV ward

A young musician who received an innovative Covid-19 treatment at a Llandudno hospital struck just the right chord during the Welsh health minister’s recent visit.

Meet the mental health therapist using past torment over his sexuality to support other LGBTQ+ teens

Stood on a cliff edge, gazing through tears at the rocks below, Aled Griffiths thought his 21st birthday would be his last.

Prostate cancer patients across North Wales benefit from new surveillance programme

Prostate cancer patients in North Wales can now avoid anxious waits for an appointment by seeing their blood results online as soon as they are available.