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Children wowed by African safaris, a 71-year love affair and a dance with Princess Margaret

Wide-eyed pupils heard tales of 91 year-old “Valentines”, a dashing aircraftman’s dance with Princess Margaret and more as part of United Nations International Day of Older Persons.

A video question and answer session took place between primary school children from Ysgol Maes Y Felin, Holywell, and older patients from Ffynnon ward at the town’s community hospital

Vascular staff receive 'special' gift after saving 50-year love affair

An intricate and clever sculpture delivered to each of two vascular service staff signified more than just saving a life for a couple who had been married for 50 years.

The patients of Ysbyty Glan Clwyd’s vascular department, who we have called Mr and Mrs A to protect their privacy, sent the unusual and personal gift to the team members after a lifesaving operation in July this year

New Dementia and Adult Mental Health Centre opens at Ysbyty Bryn Beryl

A new integrated Dementia and Adult Mental Health Centre has opened at Ysbyty Bryn Beryl in Pwllheli.

New care home for Flintshire

Flintshire County Council is developing proposals to build a new state of the art older persons care home in Flint, working in partnership with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. 

'I cried when thrown into deep end in ITU during pandemic' says former orthopaedic nurse

An orthopaedic theatre nurse who cried when seconded to a critical care unit at the height of the pandemic now believes the move was “fate”

"It has never been so important" – nurses urge people to get their flu vaccine this winter

FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE workers have called for people across North Wales to protect themselves and their loved ones by getting the flu vaccine this winter

Patient experience champion first to receive bronze and silver awards for going above and beyond

An activities coordinator for patients has received both bronze and silver awards for her extra efforts as Patient Experience Champion.

Tribute to Dr Andy Fowell

It was with great sadness that we learnt of the sudden passing of Dr Andy Fowell over the weekend.

Innovative technology used at Wrexham Maelor Hospital for kidney stone patients' scoops award

A surgeon at Wrexham Maelor Hospital has been recognised for using innovative technology to improve patient care with a special award.

Hat-trick of award chances for 'inspiring' eye unit after 'life-changing' student experience

A student’s “inspiring” ophthalmology work placement with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board was the catalyst for three nominations at nursing’s benchmark awards ceremony.

Snowdon Walk to mark Organ Donation Week

Donor families and NHS staff have taken part in an emotional trek up Snowdon in memory of loved ones and to raise vital awareness for those still waiting for a donor.

Researchers and patients across North Wales to support national multi-cancer detection test trial

Our staff and patients across North Wales are supporting a new trial to help evaluate a new multi-cancer detection test.

Wrexham Maelor 'Contraceptive Champions' recognised with award

A group of doctors at Wrexham Maelor Hospital have been awarded for improving access to postnatal contraception during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New vaccination centre to open in Bangor

A new vaccination centre will be open in Bangor this week to coincide with the next phase of the vaccination programme. 

North Wales nurse becomes first in Wales to receive booster jab

A nurse who has first-hand experience of the devastating impact of COVID-19 has become the first in Wales and one of the first in the UK to receive a booster vaccine.

Ysbyty Gwynedd doctor awarded for his commitment to research during pandemic

A doctor at Ysbyty Gwynedd has received a special award for his involvement in a key national research trial during the pandemic.

World Suicide Prevention Day - 10th September 2021

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board have created a message of support for people in North Wales

COVID-19 vaccinations relieving anxieties for children with underlying health conditions and those living with immunosuppressed adults

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations for 12-15-year-olds with specific underlying health conditions and children and young people aged 12 to 17 living with immunosuppressed adults. 

Llŷn pharmacies' crucial role in helping the NHS cope with summer tourism boom

Pharmacists in one of Wales’ tourist hotspots are playing a crucial role in helping to meet unprecedented demand for health care services over the summer months.


Nature classes helping patients stay connected to the outdoors awarded Big Lottery funding

Nature-themed classes helping community hospital patients stay connected to the outside world has been awarded Big Lottery Community Funding due to its success.