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Wrexham doctor invents medical breakthrough for the NHS

A Wrexham doctor has joined forces with a medical supplier to launch a ground-breaking new aid which could vastly improve the lives of up to 90,000 NHS patients across the country.

'We need additional staff to get booster jabs out more quickly' says health board's COVID-19 vaccination lead

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is recruiting additional vaccination staff to help get booster jabs into the arms of North Wales residents as quickly as possible this winter.

Doctors recognised for their dedication to research

Doctors across the Health Board have been recognised for their dedication to research with a special award.

Joint statement by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust, Gwynedd Council, Anglesey Council, Conwy Council, Denbighshire Council, Flintshire Council and Wrexham Council

There is currently an unprecedented demand on health and social care services across North Wales, which is leading to significant delays in care provision and pressure on our emergency services.

North Wales NHS team scoop top national award for life-changing support of teen with complex needs

A North Wales healthcare team have scooped a top national award for going ‘above and beyond’ to enhance the quality of life of a teenager with complex needs.

Ysbyty Glan Clwyd comes out of Covid outbreak status

A Covid outbreak at one of our general hospitals has been declared over.

Ysbyty Glan Clwyd had been under a tighter visiting regime while it dealt with community and hospital acquired infections.

However the site’s senior management team has declared the outbreak finished, after a period of decline in the number and nature of Covid transmissions.

Seven teams in North and West Wales win £400,000 funding to improve cancer services

The Moondance Cancer Initiative Innovation Time Awards were created in Summer 2021 to encourage and support staff across Welsh health and care services to adopt practical and clinical innovations to improve cancer outcomes with immediate impact - whether in cancer services, diagnostics, treatments, enabling technologies or workforce on the ground.

'Relentless and exhausting' – a day in the life of one of North Wales' under fire GPs

A North Wales GP fears that ongoing public criticism, together with exhausting workloads is having a demoralising effect on NHS staff, as they prepare for their busiest ever winter.

How to get your flu and booster jab

With COVID-19 case rates at worryingly high levels and some models suggesting a very heavy flu season, it is vital that if you’re eligible, you have your flu and booster vaccines as soon as they are offered.

Wrexham Maelor renal patient hopes to help others with new book

A patient receiving dialysis at Wrexham Maelor Hospital has published a book called Transplants and Fears about his experiences in the hope to help other people going through a similar journey. 

Dentist pledges to 'see it through' after stepping in to treat NHS patients in Colwyn Bay

A dentist who uprooted his family to make sure NHS patients in North Wales receive the treatment they need says he intends to “see it through”.

Easy and convenient pharmacy vaccination scheme helps more care workers get protected against flu

Thousands of frontline care workers are protecting themselves against the flu virus thanks to an innovative vaccination partnership with community pharmacies

New audiology service will provide specialist care, closer to home

People with hearing difficulties across North Wales will find it easier to access specialist support in their GP surgery, thanks to investment in a new NHS service

Family praise life-saving staff on Ysbyty Gwynedd Intensive Care Unit

The family of a woman who spent six months in Ysbyty Gwynedd battling COVID-19 have praised the staff on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for saving her life.

Two decades of Filipino smiles, resilience and dedication recognised by critical care colleagues

Critical care colleagues have paid homage to 20 years of service from a group of “honorary Welsh” nurses who left their families almost 10,000 miles behind to save North Walian lives.

Staff from Ysbyty Glan Clwyd’s Intensive Therapy Unit gathered last week to celebrate Filipino colleagues who came to North Wales in 2001.

Trailblazing van to deliver care closer to home

A pioneering heart care van, a ‘first of its kind’ anywhere in the United Kingdom, has hit the roads of north Wales delivering care closer to home. 

Patient thanks new Syncope Clinic at Wrexham Maelor Hospital for 'amazing care'

A patient has praised the new Rapid Access Syncope Service at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, which has reduced appointment waiting times for people who suffer from blackouts from 12 to four weeks. 

Statement following inquest into the death of Rizal 'Zaldy' Manalo

Following a finding of death by natural causes by North Wales (East and Central) coroner John Gittins, during an inquest into the death of nurse Rizal "Zaldy" Manalo, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board would like to release the following statement:

Health Board's 'iCAN' services will make it easier for people to access early mental health support

North Wales’ health board has outlined exciting plans to improve access to mental health support across the region.

Critical Care Transfer Service launches across North Wales

A new Critical Care Transfer Service, that will be responsible for transferring the most critically ill and injured patients to specialist centres for treatment, has launched in North Wales.