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Father who donated kidney to save his daughter's life calls for more people to discuss organ donation

A father who donated his kidney to save his young daughter’s life is urging all families to talk about organ donation.

People living with respiratory conditions urged to stay well over Winter

A senior North Wales nurse is urging people at risk of breathing difficulties to take care and stay well over the coming months. Dr Angela Roberts, Lead Nurse Primary Care (Central), urged people living with respiratory conditions like COPD or asthma to follow medical advice to reduce the risk of being unwell over the winter.

Heart specialists ask public to join in North Wales defibrillator treasure hunt

Heart specialists are inviting North Wales schoolchildren to take part in a potentially lifesaving treasure hunt. Arrhythmia nurse Julie Starling and North Wales Community Public Access Defibrillator support officer Tomos Hughes want super-spotters to let them know if they see a public access defibrillator without a distinctive green tick sticker on.

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week: Ysbyty Gwynedd Gynae Surgeon urges women to take up the offer of a cervical screening test

To mark Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist Richard Peevor is urging women to make sure they are up to date with their smear tests.

Couple thank Wrexham & Flintshire Cardiac team who helped kick-start their healthy lifestyle that saw them shed 10 stone between them

A Flintshire couple have thanked NHS staff after they lost almost 10 stone between them with the help of the Wrexham & Flintshire Cardiac Service.

New documentary shows the challenges and rewards of being a nurse at Ysbyty Gwynedd

Nurses at Ysbyty Gwynedd are the stars of a new television documentary following their lives on the wards. 

Norovirus – spread the word, not the virus!

People are being asked not to visit hospitals and other healthcare facilities across North Wales if they have experienced any of the symptoms of norovirus recently.

Invitation to join new Awyr Las I CAN Concert Choir

A choir which uses the power of song to raise awareness and money for mental health related projects is looking for new recruits.

Ten top tips to beat the January blues

Teresa Owen, Director of Public Health at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has shared her ten top tips to beat the January blues

Birthday boy Edward celebrates by ringing new end of treatment bell at Glan Clwyd Children's unit

A Holywell youngster celebrated his birthday in style by becoming the first child to sound a new end of treatment bell at Glan Clwyd Hospital’s children’s unit. Four-year-old Edward Kelly marked the end of his care at the hospital by ringing the new bell for paediatric patients completing their oncology treatment.

Wrexham fundraisers get into the swing of things to support prostate cancer services

More than £4,000 has been raised at a recent charity event at Clays Golf Club in Wrexham to go towards buying a new cryotherapy machine for Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

Caernarfon pupils educated about calling 999

A member of Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Theatre team is helping children and young people understand what to expect when they call 999 and how to use the emergency service responsibly.

'Inspirational' nurse at Ysbyty Gwynedd recognised with special award

A nurse at Ysbyty Gwynedd who has been described as a ‘role model to all’ has received a special award.

Ysbyty Gwynedd Emergency Department officially opened by Health Minister

Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Emergency Department has officially been opened by the Minister for Health & Social Services, Vaughan Gething.

Step into Work helps Nick star for hospital services team

A Prestatyn man has become an invaluable part of Glan Clwyd Hospital’s services team after accessing support through a return to work programme. Nick Selway, who lost his right arm in a workplace accident 16-years-ago, is back in work after going through Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s Step Into Work programme.

Keep your hips in shape this winter

More than 1,000 people have been admitted into hospital with hip fractures across North Wales within the last year.

It's OK not to be OK: how to look after your mental health this Christmas

A leading Consultant Psychiatrist is calling on people across North Wales to take simple steps to look after their mental health over the Christmas period.

Prestatyn mum welcomes new fund to provide sports prosthetics for children and young people in Wales

A five-year-old girl from Prestatyn, who had a double amputation after her first birthday, is set to benefit from new funding for sports prosthetics.

Innovative project designed to reduce pressure on hospital services celebrates first successful year

Over 5000 patients across North Wales have benefitted from an innovative collaboration between Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board and the Welsh Ambulance Service (WAST).

A special donation to the Special Care Baby Unit in Wrexham for the best festive gift ever

A couple has thanked staff at Wrexham Maelor Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) for the life-saving care their daughter received by making a donation in celebration of her 21st birthday.