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National robotic assisted surgery programme to be established in Wales

A national robotic-assisted surgery programme allowing surgeons to perform complex procedures with more precision and control is being introduced in Wales, the Health Minister has announced.

Volunteers help brighten up Child Health Centre at Wrexham Maelor Hospital

Children, young people and volunteers joined together to create new art work to brighten up child health clinic rooms at Wrexham Maelor Hospital. 

North Wales community pharmacies introduce 24/7 prescription collection service

Community pharmacies in North Wales are embracing modern technology to enable people to collect prescriptions 24 hours a day.

International Women's Day 2022 – meet some of the inspirational women working for Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board

International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

An evening to celebrate and congratulate Betsi's Welsh Learners

On Tuesday evening (March the 1st), Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board celebrated St David’s Day with a ceremony to celebrate and congratulate their hard-working staff who have learnt Welsh. The ceremony was held at the Uriel Hotel, St Asaph.

Brilliant Beryl off to pastures new after 37 years fighting for North Wales cancer sufferers

A dedicated nurse who was diagnosed with cancer, then fought for premium services for North Walians throughout her working life is literally off to pastures new.

Beryl Roberts, Betsi Cadwaladr’s head of nursing for cancer services, hangs up her fob watch at the end of March - after 37 years as a cancer nurse

Volunteers needed for fourth dose COVID-19 vaccine booster comparison study

Public Health Wales is seeking volunteers to take part in a study looking at the use of COVID-19 vaccine that targets the Omicron variant when given as a fourth dose.  

Capsule Endoscopy introduced at Ysbyty Gwynedd

A tiny camera, encapsulated in a pill, is now being used at Ysbyty Gwynedd to help diagnose abnormalities in the small bowel.

Flintshire mum hails 'life-saving' mental health service that helped her through her darkest hours

A Flintshire mum who attempted suicide after struggling with the trauma of sexual abuse has paid tribute to a ‘life-saving’ mental health support service.

Children and young people of North Wales to help develop Children's Charter

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, in partnership with organisations and councils across North Wales, is holding a number of events and opportunities for young people to help write a Children’s Charter, and create a lasting difference in areas that matter to them. 

Internship at Ysbyty Gwynedd gives huge confidence boost to young man with autism

A young man with autism has thrived since taking on a placement at Ysbyty Gwynedd that has helped boost his confidence.

"Pain from little-known brain condition left me feeling like my head was being ripped off"

A former health board employee who suffered years of debilitating pain has explained how a sharp-eyed Ysbyty Glan Clwyd doctor diagnosed a little-known brain condition.

Joanne Robertson, from Abergele, suffered for a decade with increasingly excruciating head pains, memory problems, blurred vision, bowel problems and balance issues before being diagnosed with Chiari malformation

NHS Blood and Transplant urges families to have a heart-to-heart about organ donation this Valentine's Day

With more than 300 people, including more than 40 children*, waiting for a heart transplant this Valentine’s Day, NHS Blood and Transplant is calling on families to have a heart-to-heart about organ donation.

Nursing records to go digital as part of a new national system to improve patient experience and care

Nurses from across North Wales’ acute and community hospitals are joining the new digital system Welsh Nursing Care Record (WNCR) that will help follow a patient through their healthcare journey. 

Critical care doctor helps publish new book to support quality care of critically ill patients

A new book, co-edited by a doctor from Wrexham Maelor Hospital, has been published to help guide healthcare professionals on the use of ultrasound in the care of critically ill patients. 

Long COVID service launches across North Wales

People across North Wales with symptoms of Long Covid are now able to access support through a new dedicated service.

Community Support Hubs, protecting and supporting our communities

Our Community Support Hubs have now issued more than 200,000 testing kits since being launched in the summer.

Multi-million pound programme to improve stroke prevention, diagnosis and rehabilitation in North Wales

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is launching a Stroke Improvement Programme which includes opening three stroke rehabilitation centres and new prevention, diagnosis and monitoring services. 

Ysbyty Gwynedd successfully performs its first Laparoscopic Nephrectomy Surgery

A Wrexham woman has praised her surgical team at Ysbyty Gwynedd after they successfully removed her cancerous kidney using keyhole surgery. 

Musician Luca bangs the drum for new Covid treatment aimed at immunosuppressed patients

A young musician has urged immunosuppressed patients to accept a revolutionary medication -designed to treat vulnerable people with Covid-19 - if it’s offered.

Luca Bradley, from Llandyrnog, was born with Down’s Syndrome and learned he had contracted coronavirus on December 21 – the day he was booked in for his booster vaccination.