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Dementia Care: A Shared Journey

The NHS in North Wales has published a new guide to explain more about the support and services available for people diagnosed with dementia, their families and carers.

Diabetes teams take part in national Insulin Safety Week

Diabetes teams from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board are taking part in a national insulin safety campaign. 

Ysbyty Gwynedd nurse who beat cancer twice sets up support group to help others

A nurse who fought off cancer twice has set up an online support group to help others who have been diagnosed with the disease.

Hospital cleaner surprised with special award

A hospital cleaner has received a special award for her ‘outstanding’ work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID Support Hub opens up in Holyhead

A COVID Support Hub is now available in Holyhead that will provide testing kits and support to those living in the community.

New and expectant mums reminded that its OK not to be OK

A Flintshire woman who experienced serious mental health problems during pregnancy and the early months of motherhood is urging other new and expectant mums who are struggling to reach out for support.


Health Board's Blood Science laboratories maintain national accreditation

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has maintained its accreditation for its Blood Science laboratories following assessment by the national UK accreditation Service (UKAS).

Cardiac arrest survivor flying the flag for local community defibrillators and CPR training

Phone kiosks across North Wales are being renovated as lifesaving hubs to house public access defibrillators (PADs) by charity ‘Keep the Beats’ in partnership with local communities and supporters.

Wrexham nurse becomes charity's first specialist in Wales

A nurse from Wrexham Maelor Hospital has been appointed as the first specialist nurse in Wales for the charity Crohns and Colitis UK (CCUK). 

Ysbyty Gwynedd Operating Department Practitioner celebrates 50 years working for the NHS

An Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) at Ysbyty Gwynedd is marking 50 years in the NHS this month.

Drive-through service for heart patients at Llanfairfechan

Patients with pacemakers and implanted cardiac devices are benefitting from a drive-through service during the COVID pandemic.

Ysbyty Gwynedd becomes first hospital in Wales to receive prestigious Royal College of Anaesthetists award

The Anaesthetic department at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor has been recognised for providing the highest quality of care to their patients.

Health board helps launch virtual Q&As on COVID-19 vaccine

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) is taking part in two virtual Q&As on COVID-19 vaccinations, where people’s questions will be answered by medical experts. 

New online support launched for people in North Wales with mental health problems

An online support service has been launched to help reduce the loneliness and isolation experienced by people with mental health problems and their carers across North Wales.

Consultant wins two prestigious Trainer of the Year Awards

A consultant from Wrexham Maelor Hospital has landed two Trainer of the Year Awards from the UK-wide Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and from Trainees in Wales Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society. 

Healthcare staff at Ysbyty Gwynedd take part in national trial to understand COVID immunity

Staff at Ysbyty Gwynedd are taking part in a national trial that aims to find out whether healthcare workers who have previously contracted COVID-19 are protected from future episodes of infection.

Community minded mental health patients put their best feet forward in lockdown fundraising effort

Patients at Llanfairfechan’s Ty Llywelyn Medium Secure Unit are putting their best feet forward to support the local community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dietitian urges mums-to-be to take folic acid supplements

Public Health Dietitian Andrea Basu is urging pregnant women and those trying for a baby to ensure they are getting enough folic acid, following concerns the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the ability for families to access vitamins. 

New site explored for state-of-the art Denbighshire mental health unit

A state-of-the-art inpatient mental health unit could be built at a new location on the Glan Clwyd Hospital campus, after planning permission for a preferred site was refused.

Public urged to be cautious and use healthcare services wisely over Easter weekend

As the Easter weekend approaches local authority leaders and healthcare staff are urging the public to continue to adhere to current restrictions to prevent further spread of COVID-19.