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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.

Have your say on North Denbighshire Community Hospital development

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is offering an opportunity for Rhyl residents to share feedback on the development of the new North Denbighshire Community Hospital

Changes to community hospitals and minor injury units in Gwynedd and Anglesey in response to COVID-19

In response to the outbreak of COVID-19, plans have been put in place to increase the number of available beds across the six community hospitals in Gwynedd and Anglesey to ensure patients with COVID-19 are cared for separately.


Wales' emergency departments are still open and here for those in urgent need

People across Wales are being urged to stay safe and well and to remember emergency department staff are available if they need urgent help.

Orthopaedic teams across the Health Board working differently to provide essential care

During the outbreak of COVID-19 Orthopaedic teams across the Health Board are working differently to ensure people still have access to the care they need.