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IPads donated to Glan Clwyd Hospital Intensive Care Unit to help patients keep in touch with families

Glan Clwyd Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has received a donation of iPads to help patients stay connected with their families.

Work underway to increase healthcare capacity across North Wales

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is progressing plans to increase capacity to care for patients with COVID-19.

Doctors and elderly patients stay connected through telephone consultations

Older people under social isolation due to the outbreak of COVID-19 are now receiving telephone consultations to maintain contact with their doctors.

Visiting suspended at all North Wales hospitals

Visiting at all North Wales hospitals has been suspended to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Skype helping patients and families stay in touch on Wrexham hospital ward

Kind-hearted staff on a ward in Wrexham Maelor Hospital have set up virtual visiting through Skype to ensure their patients stay connected with their families.

Inspirational' nurse recognised with a Seren Betsi Star award

A Critical Care nurse from Wrexham Maelor Hospital who has been described by her colleagues as an ‘inspiration’ has received a special award.

Testing units established to diagnose Novel Coronavirus in North Wales NHS staff

New drive through testing units have been established at three locations across North Wales to support the response to tackling Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19).

At this stage, the testing units will only be providing priority testing for identified NHS workers involved in the response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Non-urgent outpatient appointments and operations postponed as part of plan to manage Covid-19 outbreak

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has taken the difficult decision to begin to postpone non-urgent operations, procedures, and outpatient appointments, to focus resources on caring for an expected increase in Covid-19 patients who need hospital care.

Healthier, happier lives project takes centre stage at Flintshire primary school

Raising awareness of healthier, happier lives has been firmly placed on a Flintshire school’s curriculum thanks to a project led by Wrexham Maelor Hospital’s Fall Prevention team.

Bangor woman who escaped a life of drug addiction and violence pays tribute to life changing therapy programme

A Bangor woman who escaped a life of drug addiction and violence, thanks to a life changing therapy programme, says she wants to give hope to others that recovery is possible.

Plans to extend Glan Clwyd Hospital's Park and Ride service for further 12 months

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is extending the Park and Ride service operating at Glan Clwyd Hospital for an additional 12 months , while plans for long-term improvements to parking provision at the hospital take shape.


Community Testing Units set up to help support Novel Coronavirus diagnosis

Three Community Testing Units (CTUs) have been set up in North Wales to support the response to tackling Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19). The drive-through units will help Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board meet demand for testing over the coming weeks.

Glan Clwyd switchboard operator who helped caller in hour of need presented with health award

A quick-thinking switchboard operator who helped a caller access care and support in their hour of need has been commended with a special health board award.

'Compassionate' Speech and Language Therapist recognised with a Seren Betsi Star award

A Speech and Language Therapist who went above and beyond for one of her patients at HMP Berwyn has received a special award.

Adventurer thanks Ysbyty Gwynedd Orthopaedic Team for life changing surgery

A former Bangor University lecturer is back on his feet and has returned from instructing a mountain leadership course in India following life changing hip surgery last year.

One-stop dysphagia clinic delivers more efficient service at Ysbyty Gwynedd

A one-stop dysphagia clinic at Ysbyty Gwynedd is providing a more efficient service for patients, with quicker diagnosis and minimal waiting times for appointments.

Anglesey author's first novel aims to highlight mental health, suicide and bereavement

An Anglesey woman who experienced the tragedy of losing a child to suicide has penned a book to help others through their grief.

Warning to parents about dangerous social media trend

Parents and children are being warned about the dangers of a social media prank resulting in serious injuries to children and young people. As part of the Skullbreaker or Jump-Trip-Challenge, an unexpecting participant is asked by two friends to jump in the air, during which his/her legs are swept from under them, causing them to fall on their back.

More people encouraged to consider a 'hugely rewarding' career in mental health nursing

A senior North Wales nurse is encouraging more people to consider a ‘hugely rewarding’ career in mental health nursing.

Wrexham mental health ward lands first gold accreditation award

A Wrexham Maelor Hospital team which supports older adults with mental health problems has become the first in North Wales to receive a top health award. Staff on Hydref Ward at the hospital’s Heddfan Psychiatric Unit have been awarded Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s Gold Accreditation for providing the highest standards of care.