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Backing for breastfeeding: the areas of North Wales recognised for their support for mums and babies

Abergele, Llanberis and Caia Park in Wrexham are the first parts of North Wales to be named as Breastfeeding Welcome Communities because of the widespread support on offer for mothers, babies and their families.

Ysbyty Gwynedd Anaesthetic and Intensive Care Department ranked top in Wales by trainees

Junior doctors have ranked Ysbyty Gwynedd as the best place to train in both Anaesthetic and Intensive Care Medicine in Wales.

New home dialysis training room 'absolutely fantastic, staff are great and I'm well looked after'

A brand new training room could halve the time it takes to teach patients with chronic kidney disease how to conduct home dialysis.

The two-bed outpatient facility within Glan Clwyd Hospital’s renal department officially opened today (August 2, 2023) and has been welcomed by both staff and patients.

"They really listened to me, and made breastfeeding work for us" – specialist support team helps hundreds of new mums and newborns

New mums and newborns are being offered extra support with breastfeeding during their precious first few days together as part of a successful pilot project.

Wrexham consultant improving care of car crash victims up for top UK accolade

A consultant nurse whose research has changed the way emergency services treat accident victims trapped in their car has been shortlisted for a prestigious award. 

AI helping to diagnose cancer in Wales

Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing how suspected prostate and breast cancer is being diagnosed in Wales.

Ysbyty Gwynedd reaches robotic milestone

Orthopaedic surgical teams at Ysbyty Gwynedd have now performed 100 robotically assisted knee replacement surgeries using innovative robotic technology.   

Dyfed Edwards carried out a cross-border visit this week visiting Alder Hey Children's and Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Our Chair, Dyfed Edwards carried out a cross-border visit this week to discuss the partnership working arrangements that help to provide specialist care services to thousands of people from across North Wales every year.

Ysbyty Gwynedd Emergency Department ranked best place to train in the UK by junior doctors

Doctors in training have ranked Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Emergency Department as the best place to train in the United Kingdom.

Tywyn Minor Injury Unit reopens

Tywyn Minor Injury Unit has reopened to patients this month following a successful recruitment drive.

Carol Shillabeer extends her role as Interim Chief Executive

Dyfed Edwards, Interim Chair, has confirmed that Carol Shillabeer will continue in her role as Interim Chief Executive of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board until March 2024.

New blood test unit reduces waiting times from weeks to days

Patients waiting for a blood test appointment in Wrexham has been reduced from waiting six weeks to three days thanks to a new Phlebotomy Unit. 

Share your experience as a dementia family carer to help improve support

Experts are calling for people providing care for a family member living with dementia to share their experiences to improve training resources to support them. 

Plea to rethink our drinking following pandemic changes to alcohol habits

People in North Wales are being asked to rethink their drinking following a warning that ‘hidden’ alcohol consumption could be putting their health at risk.

Ysbyty Gwynedd Doctor to take on Wales' 15 highest peaks to thank firefighter charity

A doctor at Ysbyty Gwynedd is set to take on the Welsh 3000s Challenge in aid of The Firefighters Charity, as a thank you to her local firefighters who helped her family following a house fire.

Zoe wins big in Armed Forces Awards

A former army regular who works supporting veterans in their healthcare journeys has won a prestigious military award.

Zoe Roberts is the armed forces covenant and veteran healthcare collaborative lead for Betsi Cadwaladr University Healthboard.

'People don't talk about it because it upsets you' – the memorial celebrating passed Little Stars

A moving tribute to babies who never got the chance to sparkle for long enough will shine a light on their lives next month.

The Little Stars Baby Memorial Service will take place at St Asaph Cathedral on Sunday July 2, with parents encouraged to light a candle set in a star for their lost loved one.

"If anyone asks what did we learn from Covid, here it is in bricks and mortar"

A consultant has praised a cutting edge Respiratory Support Unit (RSU) designed using the lessons of the Covid pandemic.

Consultant physician in respiratory medicine, Dr Dan Menzies, made his comment at the unit’s opening on June 15.

Russell Caldicott

Interim CEO Carol Shillabeer has welcomed Russell Caldicott as Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s new interim finance director.

Russell is a qualified accountant and full member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, with more than 25 years’ experience within NHS organisations.

Wrexham Maelor Hospital opens new minor procedure room for hand surgery

A new minor procedure room for hand surgery has opened at Wrexham Maelor Hospital to help reduce waiting times.