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Snowdon Walk 2021

National Organ Donation Week will start on 20 September 2021 and to raise awareness, we would like to invite you to join us in walking up Snowdon in memory of your loved one and one of those who saved the lives of others through the gift of donation.

Newly recruited Consultant Nurses aim to help health board deliver gold standard dementia care

Two recently recruited Consultant Nurses for Dementia have outlined how they hope to help Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board deliver gold standard dementia care.

SEXtember campaign urges students and North Wales community to avoid sexual health lottery

NEW STUDENTS at colleges and universities across North Wales will be offered sexual health advice as part of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s annual SEXtember campaign

North Meirionnydd District Nursing Team receive funding award to set up innovative project to improve care within their community

District Nurses working in North Meirionnydd in Gwynedd have been awarded funding from the Queen’s Nursing Institute to improve complex care in their community.

Health Board Dietetics team supports record number of schools running summer holiday Food and Fun activities

More children across North Wales have been enjoying food and exercise activities this summer with almost 50% more schools taking part in the award-winning School Holiday Enrichment Programme (SHEP). 

Prestatyn GP's 'help us help you' plea, as services face unprecedented demand

A former Prestatyn High School pupil has returned to his roots to lead one of North Wales’ largest GP practices.

Wrexham Maelor Hospital Pharmacy publishes new edition of esteemed guidelines sold worldwide

A clinical guide that has become a ‘best-seller’ for the Pharmacy Department at Wrexham Maelor Hospital is being published in its fourth edition this month.

Gastro Clinical Specialist Nurse recognised with special award

A Gastroenterology Clinical Specialist Nurse has been recognised for her outstanding leadership skills with a special award.

One million COVID-19 jabs given to people living or working in North Wales

Over one million COVID-19 vaccinations have now been given to people living or working in North Wales.

Parents urged to ensure children are up-to-date with immunisations before starting school

IMMUNISATION EXPERTS from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board are asking parents to ensure their children are up-to-date with vaccinations before they start school this September.

Unique partnership helps teen with life-limiting health conditions expand his horizons

A teenager who has complex learning disabilities and kidney disease has been given a new lease of life, thanks to a pioneering initiative led by North Wales NHS staff, which has been shortlisted for two national awards.

North Wales nurse shortlisted for top national award

A nurse leader who is passionate about broadening the skills of others in her profession has been shortlisted for a top national award.

Patients helping to shape Long-COVID services

Patients with Long-COVID are working in partnership with the Health Board to help shape future services for people with the condition.

Health board to hold Q&As on COVID-19 vaccinations for pregnant and breastfeeding women

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) is holding two Q&A sessions on COVID-19 vaccinations for pregnant and breastfeeding women living in Flintshire and Wrexham. 

Young father who turned down vaccine urges others to get the jab from his intensive care bed

A 42-year-old father who is receiving intensive care treatment after becoming seriously ill with COVID-19 says he regrets turning down the vaccine months earlier.

North Wales businesses encouraged to help breastfeeding mothers and babies thrive

BUSINESSES ACROSS North Wales are being urged to support breastfeeding by providing safe and welcoming spaces for mothers and babies as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease.

'Words aren't enough' – patient praises Vascular team after life-saving surgery

A Wrexham man who received surgery for a life-threatening bleed has praised the hospital staff who saved his life.

New Executive Medical Director announced

Jo Whitehead, Chief Executive of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has announced the appointment of Dr Nick Lyons as Executive Medical Director, who is expected to take up post at the end of August 2021.  

More mobile vaccination clinics to open in Flintshire and Wrexham  

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is holding more mobile vaccination clinics across Flintshire and Wrexham over the next two weeks. 

Terminally ill woman thanks everyone who helped her tick American truck ride off her bucket list

A patient is thrilled to have ticked off her dream of riding a large red American-style truck from her bucket list.