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Glan Clwyd haematology and research teams impress judging panel at national awards

Glan Clwyd’s haematology and research teams have been awarded second place for their involvement in trials and studies around Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) at a prestigious national awards ceremony

Patients treated sooner thanks to joint working to improve orthopaedic care

A protected surgical hub at Abergele Hospital is now supporting the...

'Amazing' volunteer bikers delivering donated breast milk are 'saving premature babies' lives' says neonatal nurse

A set of dedicated volunteer bikers, delivering donated breast milk for preterm babies, are lifesavers according to a senior nurse.

Two of Blood Bikes Wales’ big-hearted volunteers attended Glan Clwyd Hospital’s neonatal unit to show off their bikes and talk about the work they do.

Local interns to learn new skills in the Flintshire public sector

Eight interns have started their new roles with Flintshire County Council and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board this month to develop their skills and experience. 

"I wasn't expecting to come into a hospital and leave with a friend" – Teen who missed school prom and family holiday due to injury praises care he received at Ysbyty Gwynedd

A teenager who missed his school prom after being hospitalised due to a football injury has thanked one member of staff at Ysbyty Gwynedd who went the extra mile for him.

A new app to help transform the delivery of dementia care has been created in North Wales

A new free digital app to help create more dementia-friendly environments and support patients is now live after being developed and tested in North Wales.

Teenager thanks Blaenau Ffestiniog practice staff for saving her life

A teenager has thanked practice staff in Blaenau Ffestiniog for saving her life after she became critically ill with undiagnosed type 1 diabetes.

A new service has been launched to help reduce the number of deaths from drug overdoses in Wales
Patients hail robotic surgery at Ysbyty Gwynedd

Bowel cancer patients from across North Wales can now benefit from faster recovery following surgery thanks to the introduction of state-of-the-art robotic technology.

Advanced nurse practitioner wins coveted research scholarship for 'inspiring' work at Colwyn Bay medical centre

An advanced nurse practitioner (ANP), described as “inspiring” by colleagues, has won a coveted national scholarship award after furthering research at her medical centre.

Day case hip and knee replacement transforming patient recovery journey

A nurse who cares for adults with learning disabilities has praised the team at Ysbyty Gwynedd after receiving life-changing hip replacement surgery that allowed him to go home on the same day.

Young girl reunited with doctors who saved her life

Nine-year-old Niamh and her family have thanked Wrexham Maelor Hospital staff in person for saving Niamh’s life after she became so unwell that her heart stopped, and she needed emergency surgery. 

Exemplar team's prestigious award nominations for battling biggest cause of preventable hospital deaths

An exemplar multi-disciplinary team of medical staff has been nominated for two awards which recognise their commitment to reducing the biggest cause of preventable hospital deaths.

Friendly and compassionate smoke-free officers will help clear the air at North Wales hospitals

The dedicated members of staff will help to reduce smoking on hospital grounds by talking to people who smoke and reminding them about our smoke-free rules.

Project SEARCH learners celebrated as new YGC intake opens

In a heart-warming display of achievement and determination, the recent Project SEARCH interns stood proudly alongside their families in a ceremonial event at Coleg Llandrillo.

'My husband thought I was dying' - how Rapid Diagnosis Clinic helped grandmother beat cancer

A grandmother’s family thought she was going to die when her weight dropped by almost 25% in just two months.

However, her GP referred her to Glan Clwyd Hospital’s Rapid Diagnosis Clinic. It discovered she had kidney cancer and then set out her treatment programme within nine days.

Wrexham Maelor surgeon performs first 'hot stone' laser surgery

For the first time in North Wales Urology and Operating Theatre teams have performed a ‘hot’ emergency operation for kidney stones using cutting edge laser surgery.

Macmillan Cancer Support invests over £400,000 into specialist skin cancer roles as cases rise

Macmillan Cancer Support has invested over £400,000 into six new specialist skin cancer roles in North Wales to help meet a rising demand for care and treatment.

Ysbyty Gwynedd receives top award for cancer care

Ysbyty Gwynedd has scooped a national award for its commitment to patients living with incurable blood cancer.

Beautiful blue sky ceilings to help improve patient experience

Stunning LED sky ceiling panels have gone up in wards and departments across Wrexham Maelor Hospital to help improve experience for patients.