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Cardiac arrest survivor flying the flag for local community defibrillators and CPR training

Phone kiosks across North Wales are being renovated as lifesaving hubs to house public access defibrillators (PADs) by charity ‘Keep the Beats’ in partnership with local communities and supporters.

Wrexham nurse becomes charity's first specialist in Wales

A nurse from Wrexham Maelor Hospital has been appointed as the first specialist nurse in Wales for the charity Crohns and Colitis UK (CCUK). 

Ysbyty Gwynedd Operating Department Practitioner celebrates 50 years working for the NHS

An Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) at Ysbyty Gwynedd is marking 50 years in the NHS this month.

Drive-through service for heart patients at Llanfairfechan

Patients with pacemakers and implanted cardiac devices are benefitting from a drive-through service during the COVID pandemic.

Ysbyty Gwynedd becomes first hospital in Wales to receive prestigious Royal College of Anaesthetists award

The Anaesthetic department at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor has been recognised for providing the highest quality of care to their patients.

Health board helps launch virtual Q&As on COVID-19 vaccine

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) is taking part in two virtual Q&As on COVID-19 vaccinations, where people’s questions will be answered by medical experts. 

New online support launched for people in North Wales with mental health problems

An online support service has been launched to help reduce the loneliness and isolation experienced by people with mental health problems and their carers across North Wales.

Consultant wins two prestigious Trainer of the Year Awards

A consultant from Wrexham Maelor Hospital has landed two Trainer of the Year Awards from the UK-wide Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and from Trainees in Wales Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society. 

Healthcare staff at Ysbyty Gwynedd take part in national trial to understand COVID immunity

Staff at Ysbyty Gwynedd are taking part in a national trial that aims to find out whether healthcare workers who have previously contracted COVID-19 are protected from future episodes of infection.

Community minded mental health patients put their best feet forward in lockdown fundraising effort

Patients at Llanfairfechan’s Ty Llywelyn Medium Secure Unit are putting their best feet forward to support the local community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dietitian urges mums-to-be to take folic acid supplements

Public Health Dietitian Andrea Basu is urging pregnant women and those trying for a baby to ensure they are getting enough folic acid, following concerns the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the ability for families to access vitamins. 

New site explored for state-of-the art Denbighshire mental health unit

A state-of-the-art inpatient mental health unit could be built at a new location on the Glan Clwyd Hospital campus, after planning permission for a preferred site was refused.

Public urged to be cautious and use healthcare services wisely over Easter weekend

As the Easter weekend approaches local authority leaders and healthcare staff are urging the public to continue to adhere to current restrictions to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

Recovery app to support people experiencing long-term effects of COVID-19

People experiencing the longer-term effects of COVID-19 are being encouraged to download an app to track their symptoms and receive extra support. 

Research award for Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Carolyn

A North Wales nurse has won an academic award for her work in assessing how service improvements can have a positive impact on patient care. Diabetes Specialist Nurse Carolyn Thelwell is the 2020 winner of Swansea University's Frederick Banting Award.

Charitable group donates gift packs to NHS mental health staff

Wrexham businesses and organisations have donated gift packages to mental health staff based at Wrexham Maelor Hospital 

Inpatient beds at Ysbyty Enfys Deeside will close this Friday 26 March

Because we are confident that we can accommodate demand at our existing sites, the inpatient beds at Ysbyty Enfys Deeside will close this Friday 26 March.

Get tested to Keep Holy Island Safe

All Holy Island residents and workers are being urged to take a free Covid-19 test as we respond to the growing number of cases locally.

Celebrating National No-Smoking Day in North Wales

People across North Wales are being encouraged to improve their health and wellbeing and quit smoking.

Filipino nurses mark 20th anniversary of caring for patients in North Wales

Nurses who moved from the Philippines to help care for patients in North Wales mark the 20th anniversary this March.