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COVID-19 Testing Data Breach – Statement and FAQs

Public Health Wales (PHW) has today announced that there has been a data breach involving the personally identifiable data of Welsh residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Nursing staff go the extra mile to provide wellbeing support for their colleagues

Staff at Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Intensive Care Unit can now visit a special quiet room to take a moment to themselves thanks to generous donations from the community.

Flintshire mum hails the 'life changing' new treatment that helped her overcome addiction

A Flintshire mum who feared she would end up dead because of an addiction to painkillers has hailed the impact of a ‘life changing’ new treatment.

Ysbyty Gwynedd Respiratory Physiology team introduce new drive through sleep apnoea clinic

An innovative drive through sleep apnoea clinic has been introduced to ensure patients still have access to diagnostic tests and CPAP treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contacts of a case of Coronavirus reminded to stay at home for full two weeks of self-isolation

The North Wales Test, Trace, Protect service would like to thank all those cases and contacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19) who are staying at home and following the Welsh Governments  self-isolation advice. It is by staying at home, that you can help stop the virus spreading.

GPs make best use of new app to avoid unnecessary hospital trips for patients

GPs across North Wales are accessing additional expert medical advice and avoiding unnecessary visits to hospital thanks to a new app.

Wrexham Critical Care nurses provide extra support for former patients and their families

A team of critical care nurses from Wrexham Maelor Hospital are providing extra support for patients leaving hospital after recovering from COVID-19.

Construction work resumes on new £1.3m Holyhead substance misuse and mental health support hub

Construction work has resumed on a £1.3m redevelopment of a substance misuse and mental health support hub in Holyhead, after delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

Safely restarting our services during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic we have continued to provide urgent care and treatments for our patients, although many of our more routine appointments and treatments have been postponed.

New Surgical Same Day Emergency Care at Ysbyty Gwynedd to improve treatment time for people in need of urgent care

A new Surgical Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) Unit at Ysbyty Gwynedd will ensure patients receive the care they need in the right place at the right time.

Have your say on our plans for a new mental health unit at Glan Clwyd Hospital

Plans for a new inpatient mental health unit in Denbighshire have gone on display to the public.

Jo Whitehead appointed new Chief Executive for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Jo Whitehead has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

Breast cancer survivor encourages others not to ignore symptoms during pandemic

A mother of one who received treatment for breast cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic is urging others not to delay treatment during this uncertain time.

State of the art technology will help early detection of lung cancer

New technology capable of detecting lung cancer in its early stages is now available for patients across North Wales.

Patients and visitors encouraged to wear face masks when visiting all hospitals in North Wales

From tomorrow (Monday, 3 August), all visitors and patients coming into our hospitals across North Wales are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings or masks.

PHW: Transmission in Wrexham community lower than thought, as two new cases identified so far

Just two new cases of Coronavirus have been identified so far at easy-access community testing centres in Wrexham, suggesting that transmission of the virus in the community is lower than previously thought.

Mother of 13-year-old boy who almost drowned at sea thanks emergency services who saved his life

The mother of a 13-year-old boy who almost drowned at sea has thanked the emergency services for saving her sons life.

Audiology team praised for their 'kindness' and 'compassion' towards 98-year-old woman

The Audiology team have received high praise after coming to the aid of a 98-year-old woman who was struggling with hearing loss during the pandemic.

Ysbyty Gwynedd switchboard operator prepped for skydive in memory of his partner

A switchboard operator at Ysbyty Gwynedd is taking on a skydive in memory of his partner who sadly passed away.

Statement on Welsh Government's updated guidance on hospital visiting

Welsh Government have updated their guidance to NHS Wales regarding visitors coming onto our sites including those accompanying patients to appointments such as scans.