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It's OK not to be OK: new and expectant dads encouraged to reach out for support

New and expectant dads who are struggling with their mental health are being encouraged to reach out for support from their midwife, health visitor or GP.

Simple non-invasive test to help diagnose bowel problems available for patients in North Wales

A new non-invasive test which can effectively rule out serious bowel problems, such as cancer, is now offered to patients from their GP to complete at home. 

Antimicrobial Pharmacist develops online learning resource to help home schooling parents teach children about infection prevention and antibiotics

A North Wales pharmacist is helping parents who are home schooling their children access learning about infection prevention, microorganisms and antibiotic use.

Essential cancer services and support campaign urges patients: Don't wait, don't leave it too late

Cancer services are still available during the COVID-19 pandemic and people with possible symptoms of cancer are urged not to put off seeking help and advice, the Health Minister said today.

Praise for 'amazing' learning disability support during the COVID-19 lockdown

People with learning disabilities and their families have hailed the ‘amazing’ support received from NHS and social services staff during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Antibody testing starts in North Wales

Testing for COVID-19 antibodies has started in North Wales. Blood Sciences staff across North Wales have begun taking blood tests of NHS Staff and key workers as part of a national programme to improve our understanding of the virus.

Conwy choir helps adults with learning disabilities sing and sign their way through the lockdown loneliness

An online choir is using sign language and song to help adults with learning disabilities in Conwy have fun and make new friends during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The weekly Conwy Makaton Choir singalongs have been credited with reducing loneliness and helping adults with learning disabilities to increase their confidence and learn new skills.

Tribute to Rizal Manalo, Nurse on Ward 5, Glan Clwyd Hospital

It’s with great sadness that we share the news of the death of Rizal Manalo, who worked as a nurse on Ward 5 at Glan Clwyd Hospital. Rizal, known as Zaldy to his friends and colleagues, died on Sunday having been treated at the hospital’s critical care unit over the last few weeks after contracting COVID-19.

New INR self-testing service for patients in North Wales

Patients who are prone to blood clots are now able to monitor themselves at home during the COVID-19 pandemic with a new testing machine.

Wrexham Maelor staff helps patient celebrate 100th birthday

Staff on an Orthopaedic Ward at Wrexham Maelor Hospital pulled out all the stops to ensure one of their patients celebrated their 100th birthday in style.

Fundraising drive helps purchase specialist equipment for Ysbyty Gwynedd's Neonatal Unit

Thousands of pounds have helped towards paying for new equipment at Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Neonatal Unit by the family of a boy who was given lifesaving treatment as a newborn.

Mobile heart clinics continuing to provide vital care for patients during COVID-19

Life-saving heart scans are continuing within the community during the outbreak of COVID-19 thanks to dedicated cardiac specialists.

Thank you to our volunteers

The beginning of June marks the start of Volunteers’ Week, an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the country through volunteering.

Community therapy team change working pattern to support COVID rehabilitation

Community therapists working in Conwy have changed their working pattern to provide more cover for rehabilitation of patients recovering from COVID-19.

Doctor urges public not to delay seeking emergency treatment during COVID-19 pandemic

With COVID-19 and social distancing now a major part of our lives, health professionals are increasingly concerned that people are failing to seek urgent treatment for fear of catching the virus.

Successful partnership helps increase COVID-19 testing in Gwynedd and Anglesey

Over 400 key workers in Gwynedd and Anglesey are now being tested on a weekly basis thanks to partnership work between Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and a leading housing association.

Innovative Pharmacy projects allowing nurses to spend more time caring for patients during COVID pandemic

New initiatives within Pharmacy are allowing nurses to spend more time caring for patients during the outbreak of COVID-19.

Spectacular display at Ysbyty Gwynedd to honour NHS workers

Life-saving staff at Ysbyty Gwynedd have been thanked for their efforts to tackle COVID-19 with a colourful celebration.

Update from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board meeting

Today Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board held a Board meeting virtually. Due to government guidance, it was not possible to hold the meeting in public, as is usual. Unfortunately, due to technical issues it was not possible to livestream this meeting as planned. We apologise to those who were unable to observe the meeting. We recorded the meeting and it will be available to view through our social media channels

How to access emergency dental services

People can still access emergency dental services in North Wales during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.