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Teddies making surgery more bearable for children at Ysbyty Gwynedd

Children who are having surgery at Ysbyty Gwynedd are now feeling less anxious thanks to a generous donation of teddy bears.

Much-loved Ysbyty Gwynedd vascular nurse retires after over 40 years in the NHS

A much-loved Ysbyty Gwynedd nurse who was the first person in the UK to be appointed into a specialist nursing role for vascular surgery has retired this month after over 40 years in the NHS.

£64 million funding to back UK-wide plan to strengthen clinical research delivery

Patients across the UK will benefit from a super-charged clinical research system, backed by over £64 million of dedicated investment, which will save lives across the country. 

Prestatyn man's diabetes diagnosis prompts life-changing transformation

A Denbighshire man who feared he’d ‘eaten himself into an early grave’ after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes has undergone a life-changing transformation.

North Wales life-saving project hailed a success

A life-saving project to provide access to hundreds of defibrillators across North Wales and teach people how to respond to a cardiac arrest has been hailed a success.

111 to launch in North Wales on Tuesday 22 June 2021

Patients in North Wales will be able to call 111 for free access to urgent out-of-hours medical care and round-the-clock health support and guidance from next week.

Health Board delivers leadership training to young people

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has helped launch a first of its kind leadership training programme for young people in schools across North Wales.

Special film screening of Heart Attack Know The Symptoms

A special film screening was held at Wrexham Maelor Hospital this week to raise awareness about the symptoms of a heart attack.

North Wales residents urged to come forward for their COVID-19 jab, as new online booking system launched

A first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine has now been offered to all eligible adults in North Wales, and those who haven’t yet come forward are being urged to book an appointment online.

Pilot vaccination drive through launched in Flintshire

Over 200 people were vaccinated for COVID-19 in Flintshire at the first drive through launched by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in North Wales as part of a pilot project.

Volunteers in Wrexham needed for world-first COVID-19 vaccine booster study

Volunteers from within a 50-mile radius of Wrexham are now needed to take part in a new clinical trial to receive a third ‘booster’ COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 tests now open to people in North Wales with a wider range of symptoms 

People living in the North Wales region can now have a free coronavirus test if they have any of a wider range of symptoms. 

Award for NHS learning disability team who go 'above and beyond' to support vulnerable patients

An NHS team who provide rehabilitation for people with learning disabilities and mental health difficulties have scooped an award for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dementia Care: A Shared Journey

The NHS in North Wales has published a new guide to explain more about the support and services available for people diagnosed with dementia, their families and carers.

Diabetes teams take part in national Insulin Safety Week

Diabetes teams from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board are taking part in a national insulin safety campaign. 

Ysbyty Gwynedd nurse who beat cancer twice sets up support group to help others

A nurse who fought off cancer twice has set up an online support group to help others who have been diagnosed with the disease.

Hospital cleaner surprised with special award

A hospital cleaner has received a special award for her ‘outstanding’ work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID Support Hub opens up in Holyhead

A COVID Support Hub is now available in Holyhead that will provide testing kits and support to those living in the community.

New and expectant mums reminded that its OK not to be OK

A Flintshire woman who experienced serious mental health problems during pregnancy and the early months of motherhood is urging other new and expectant mums who are struggling to reach out for support.


Health Board's Blood Science laboratories maintain national accreditation

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has maintained its accreditation for its Blood Science laboratories following assessment by the national UK accreditation Service (UKAS).