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Successful drive-through at Wrexham hospital for patients with breathing difficulties increases testing capacity by 30%

A new drive-through spirometry service has opened at Wrexham Maelor Hospital to test patients with breathing difficulties, increasing the testing capacity by 30%. 

Ysbyty Gwynedd awarded for commitment to patient safety by the National Joint Registry (NJR)

Ysbyty Gwynedd has been awarded for their commitment to patient safety after successfully completing a national programme of local data audits.


CARDIAC patients in North Wales are trialling innovative new technology that allows clinicians to monitor their health and recovery via mobile phone

We have teamed-up with healthtech company Huma to assess whether people with heart problems can be supported in their homes using an app that reports on their condition.

New spinal clinics in North Wales brings care closer to home

Patients with spinal conditions can now access specialist care closer to their home as satellite clinics are introduced into North Wales for the first time. 


Green thumbed staff create wellbeing garden at children's centre

Two caring members of staff from Rhuddlan Children’s Centre have transformed an overgrown area into a ‘sanctuary’ for all staff to use. 

Mobile vaccination clinics to open in Flintshire and Wrexham

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is launching mobile vaccination clinics areas across Flintshire and Wrexham.

As tourists and day trippers prepare to descend on North Wales this summer, NHS leaders urged them to access treatment safely and alleviate pressure on medical staff

As part of the Welsh Government’s Help Us, Help You campaign, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board asks visitors to think twice before attending an Emergency Department or calling 999 with non-life-threatening conditions.

Adults with Covid-19 symptoms urged to join treatments trial for recovery at home

Residents across Wales with Covid-19 symptoms are being urged to join the world’s largest trial of treatments at home to prevent deterioration from coronavirus.

Ex-hospitality worker inspired to train as a nurse after joining COVID-19 vaccination roll-out

A former Assistant Manager of a restaurant who became an Administration Assistant for the COVID-19 vaccination programme is going back to school to train as a nurse.

Cancer patients take part in research study to help improve their physical and mental wellbeing during treatment

Patients who are receiving cancer treatment in North Wales are participating in a study looking at how online psychological support can improve their wellbeing. 

'Help us to help you' plea from North Wales doctor, as primary care services face unprecedented demand

GP surgery staff have played a key role in Wales’ world-leading vaccination roll out, but they now need the public’s support as they continue to adapt to the challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic, according to one of North Wales’ top doctors.


Vaccinators in Flintshire and Wrexham reach 200,000 first dose milestone

This week Covid-19 vaccinators in North Wales East celebrated vaccinating 200,000 people with their first dose. 

Decommissioning of Ysbyty Enfys Bangor to start this week

The decommissioning process of the temporary hospital in Bangor that was set up to help in the fight against COVID-19 will begin this week.

Teddies making surgery more bearable for children at Ysbyty Gwynedd

Children who are having surgery at Ysbyty Gwynedd are now feeling less anxious thanks to a generous donation of teddy bears.

Much-loved Ysbyty Gwynedd vascular nurse retires after over 40 years in the NHS

A much-loved Ysbyty Gwynedd nurse who was the first person in the UK to be appointed into a specialist nursing role for vascular surgery has retired this month after over 40 years in the NHS.

£64 million funding to back UK-wide plan to strengthen clinical research delivery

Patients across the UK will benefit from a super-charged clinical research system, backed by over £64 million of dedicated investment, which will save lives across the country. 

Prestatyn man's diabetes diagnosis prompts life-changing transformation

A Denbighshire man who feared he’d ‘eaten himself into an early grave’ after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes has undergone a life-changing transformation.

North Wales life-saving project hailed a success

A life-saving project to provide access to hundreds of defibrillators across North Wales and teach people how to respond to a cardiac arrest has been hailed a success.

111 to launch in North Wales on Tuesday 22 June 2021

Patients in North Wales will be able to call 111 for free access to urgent out-of-hours medical care and round-the-clock health support and guidance from next week.

Health Board delivers leadership training to young people

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has helped launch a first of its kind leadership training programme for young people in schools across North Wales.