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Meet the team providing 'life-changing' support to homeless people living with hepatitis C

A rapid treatment programme delivered by NHS staff is having a ‘life-changing’ impact on homeless people in North East Wales who are living with the hepatitis C virus.

New passport will improve catheter care and help drive down avoidable infections

A health campaigner who has undergone 14 operations in 10 years has backed new support for catheter users as part of an effort to combat avoidable infections.

New student Nursing Cadets join Wrexham Maelor Hospital as part of partnership with Coleg Cambria

The future of North Wales nursing is in good health following the development of an innovative partnership between Coleg Cambria and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB). 

Study supported by Wrexham volunteers publishes COVID-19 Booster data

Six COVID-19 vaccines are safe and boost immunity for people who have had two doses of AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech, results from the UK-wide COV-BOOST trial show.

Wrexham Maelor Hospital opens new Surgical Same Day Emergency Care unit to help improve patient treatment time

A new Surgical Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) unit has opened at Wrexham Maelor Hospital for patients to gain quicker and easier access for surgical conditions. 

Ysbyty Gwynedd doctor inspiring the next generation of female surgeons

A doctor at Ysbyty Gwynedd is inspiring young women to become the next generation of surgeons.

'We are pioneers' says Betsi consultant using Artificial Intelligence to improve prostate cancer diagnosis

A consultant, the first in the UK to use an artificial intelligence tool to diagnose prostate cancer, has called himself and his colleagues “pioneers”.

Dr Muhammad Aslam, a consultant pathologist and clinical director of North Wales managed clinical support services at Betsi Cadwaladr UHB, is in the vanguard of improving the quality and speed of prostate cancer diagnosis.

Holyhead doctor named Wales GP Trainee of the Year

A Holyhead doctor who has a passion for rural medicine has been named GP Trainee of the Year at this year’s Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Awards.

Construction staff build their understanding of mental health problems with free NHS developed training programme

Construction staff have been building their understanding of mental health problems, as part of ongoing efforts to reduce stigma in the industry.

Wrexham Maelor Hospital awarded for commitment to patient safety by the National Joint Registry

Wrexham Maelor Hospital has been awarded a ‘Quality Data Provider’ certificate by the National Joint Registry (NJR), after successfully completing a national programme of local data audits and meeting a number of targets related to patient safety. 

Wrexham Maelor Hospital opens new ward to help prepare patients to go home

Wrexham Maelor Hospital has opened the first ward of its kind in North Wales which helps prepare patients to leave hospital and go home.

Herculean effort sees Dolgellau surgery vaccinate over 3000 people in Meirionnydd

Over 3000 people in the Meirionnydd area of Gwynedd have received their Booster vaccination thanks to hard-working staff at a Dolgellau Surgery.

Helping patients take the right medicines for the right ailments at the right time

Community pharmacies throughout North Wales are stepping up the fight against antimicrobial resistance by helping patients use antibiotics safely

Community hospital's £4m makeover into health and wellbeing hub

A £4m investment has seen a community hospital transformed into a modern health and wellbeing hub, fit for the 21st century

Wrexham Maelor Hospital opens newly refurbished Renal Unit

Wrexham Maelor Hospital’s Renal Unit has undergone extensive refurbishment to help improve patient care, safety and wellbeing.  

Orthopaedic Surgeons nationally recognised for sustainable healthcare project

Two Orthopaedic Surgeons have been nationally recognised for an innovative, sustainable healthcare project.

Richard the 'selfish' altruist, whose brain tumour led him to a career in dietetics

A former journalist decided to become a “selfish altruist” within the NHS while recuperating from three operations to remove a brain tumour

North Wales nurse recognised with one of the profession's top accolades

A North Wales nurse who has been described as a ‘credit to the profession’ has been recognised with a top national award.

Community pharmacy services boosted, as NHS prepares for busiest winter

The number of North Wales pharmacies where people can receive assessment, diagnosis and prescribed medication for minor illnesses is set to more than double over the winter months.

New cancer support centre coming to North Wales

A new charity partnership coming to North Wales will help encourage people living with cancer not to “lose the joy of living in the fear of dying”