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The NHS in North Wales has once again been recognised for its commitment to supporting equality and inclusion across its workforce

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has once again been named as the best ranked Welsh health employer by lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity Stonewall in its Top 100 Employers list for 2020.

Relatives' room officially opened at Ysbyty Gwynedd Emergency Department

Staff at Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Emergency Department have worked in partnership with the charity 2 Wish Upon A Star to open a new family room for bereaved parents.

Immunisation – a simple way to help prevent the spread of potentially deadly diseases across North Wales

People are being urged to take some simple steps to help prevent the spread of potentially deadly diseases across North Wales.

New era for endoscopy as camera pill introduced in North Wales hospitals

State of the art technology to diagnose abnormalities in the small bowel is now available for patients in North Wales.

New mental health and wellbeing drop in centres open in Conwy and Denbighshire

New drop in centres will make it easier for people in Conwy and Denbighshire to access support for their mental health and wellbeing

Documentary provides glimpse into the busy lives of Ysbyty Gwynedd's surgical nurses

Nurses who work on two surgical wards at Ysbyty Gwynedd hope to inspire others into the profession through a new documentary.

Healthy meals served up for Glan Clwyd Hospital staff

Dietitians and Catering staff are sharing healthy, affordable and easy to make meals with Glan Clwyd Hospital staff. The culinary colleagues are working together to help fellow NHS staff pick up healthy eating habits through the Healthy Food, Healthy Staff initiative.

Nursing documentary provides glimpse into the life of an Intensive Care Nurse

Two nurses who care for Ysbyty Gwynedd’s most critically ill patients are set to feature in a new documentary.


Father who donated kidney to save his daughter's life calls for more people to discuss organ donation

A father who donated his kidney to save his young daughter’s life is urging all families to talk about organ donation.

People living with respiratory conditions urged to stay well over Winter

A senior North Wales nurse is urging people at risk of breathing difficulties to take care and stay well over the coming months. Dr Angela Roberts, Lead Nurse Primary Care (Central), urged people living with respiratory conditions like COPD or asthma to follow medical advice to reduce the risk of being unwell over the winter.

Heart specialists ask public to join in North Wales defibrillator treasure hunt

Heart specialists are inviting North Wales schoolchildren to take part in a potentially lifesaving treasure hunt. Arrhythmia nurse Julie Starling and North Wales Community Public Access Defibrillator support officer Tomos Hughes want super-spotters to let them know if they see a public access defibrillator without a distinctive green tick sticker on.

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week: Ysbyty Gwynedd Gynae Surgeon urges women to take up the offer of a cervical screening test

To mark Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist Richard Peevor is urging women to make sure they are up to date with their smear tests.

Couple thank Wrexham & Flintshire Cardiac team who helped kick-start their healthy lifestyle that saw them shed 10 stone between them

A Flintshire couple have thanked NHS staff after they lost almost 10 stone between them with the help of the Wrexham & Flintshire Cardiac Service.

New documentary shows the challenges and rewards of being a nurse at Ysbyty Gwynedd

Nurses at Ysbyty Gwynedd are the stars of a new television documentary following their lives on the wards. 

Norovirus – spread the word, not the virus!

People are being asked not to visit hospitals and other healthcare facilities across North Wales if they have experienced any of the symptoms of norovirus recently.

Invitation to join new Awyr Las I CAN Concert Choir

A choir which uses the power of song to raise awareness and money for mental health related projects is looking for new recruits.

Ten top tips to beat the January blues

Teresa Owen, Director of Public Health at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has shared her ten top tips to beat the January blues

Birthday boy Edward celebrates by ringing new end of treatment bell at Glan Clwyd Children's unit

A Holywell youngster celebrated his birthday in style by becoming the first child to sound a new end of treatment bell at Glan Clwyd Hospital’s children’s unit. Four-year-old Edward Kelly marked the end of his care at the hospital by ringing the new bell for paediatric patients completing their oncology treatment.

Wrexham fundraisers get into the swing of things to support prostate cancer services

More than £4,000 has been raised at a recent charity event at Clays Golf Club in Wrexham to go towards buying a new cryotherapy machine for Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

Caernarfon pupils educated about calling 999

A member of Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Theatre team is helping children and young people understand what to expect when they call 999 and how to use the emergency service responsibly.