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First patient with COVID-19 who needed ICU treatment at Ysbyty Gwynedd discharged

Clapping and cheering echoed in the corridors of Ysbyty Gwynedd this week as the first patient to have needed intensive care treatment was allowed to go home.

Tribute to a much loved colleague at Wrexham Maelor Hospital

It is with profound sadness that we can confirm that Andy Treble, a Theatre Assistant at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, has passed away.

Successful partnership working across Gwynedd and Anglesey allows key services to continue during outbreak of COVID-19

Clinics to immunise children from diseases such as measles are now being carried out in school venues thanks to partnership working with local authorities.

North Wales mental health helpline marks 25th birthday with plea to those struggling during the COVID-19 crisis

Staff at a Wrexham based mental health helpline are marking its 25th birthday by calling on people struggling with their mental health during the COVID-19 crisis to reach out for support.

Temporary changes to community midwifery arrangements due to COVID-19

Temporary changes to the way community midwifery services are operating have been introduced as part of the Health Board’s work to reduce the risk of infection from COVID-19.

North Wales Police join forces with the NHS to urge the public to stay home and save lives

North Wales Police and the NHS have teamed up ahead of the Easter weekend to urge the public to stay at home to save lives and help protect the NHS.

Dementia Hub launched to support those who are most vulnerable in our communities

A Dementia Hub has been launched at Ysbyty Gwynedd to enable staff to provide support to those living with the condition during the outbreak of COVID-19.

North Wales' temporary hospitals renamed after the symbol of hope that has defined the COVID-19 crisis

North Wales’ three temporary hospitals have been renamed after the rainbow symbol of hope which has become synonymous with the region’s response to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Huge community response to protect frontline staff during outbreak of COVID-19

Around 700 visors to help protect frontline staff during the COVID-19 pandemic have been donated to the Health Board thanks to a huge effort by the local community.

Additional 250 beds for COVID-19 patients at Deeside Leisure Centre

Deeside Leisure Centre will be the third location of a temporary hospital to treat North Wales residents with symptoms of COVID-19.

Bangor University to host 250 temporary hospital beds for COVID-19 patients

Bangor University’s sports and leisure facilities will be converted into a temporary hospital to provide beds for patients with COVID-19 symptoms.

Local Assessment Centres to support community-based care across North Wales

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is working with GP practices across North Wales who are setting up Local Assessment Centres to help manage the treatment of patients with COVID-19 symptoms in the community.

Llandudno's Venue Cymru to be first location for temporary hospital in North Wales

Venue Cymru in Llandudno will become the first location of a temporary hospital in North Wales.

IPads donated to Glan Clwyd Hospital Intensive Care Unit to help patients keep in touch with families

Glan Clwyd Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has received a donation of iPads to help patients stay connected with their families.

Work underway to increase healthcare capacity across North Wales

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is progressing plans to increase capacity to care for patients with COVID-19.

Doctors and elderly patients stay connected through telephone consultations

Older people under social isolation due to the outbreak of COVID-19 are now receiving telephone consultations to maintain contact with their doctors.

Visiting suspended at all North Wales hospitals

Visiting at all North Wales hospitals has been suspended to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Skype helping patients and families stay in touch on Wrexham hospital ward

Kind-hearted staff on a ward in Wrexham Maelor Hospital have set up virtual visiting through Skype to ensure their patients stay connected with their families.

Inspirational' nurse recognised with a Seren Betsi Star award

A Critical Care nurse from Wrexham Maelor Hospital who has been described by her colleagues as an ‘inspiration’ has received a special award.

Testing units established to diagnose Novel Coronavirus in North Wales NHS staff

New drive through testing units have been established at three locations across North Wales to support the response to tackling Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19).

At this stage, the testing units will only be providing priority testing for identified NHS workers involved in the response to the COVID-19 outbreak.