Health Board News

Welsh language choice scheme to improve patient care
Welsh language choice scheme to improve patient care
31/05/19
Welsh language choice scheme to improve patient care

Patients at Glan Clwyd, Holywell and Llandudno Hospitals who speak Welsh will benefit from the extension of an award-winning quality improvement scheme.

Ward staff lace up their running shoes for this year's Snowdon Race
Ward staff lace up their running shoes for this year's Snowdon Race
31/05/19
Ward staff lace up their running shoes for this year's Snowdon Race

Two friends who work together on a surgical ward at Ysbyty Gwynedd are in training to take on one of Europe’s toughest endurance challenges.

Health Board learning disability staff to take part in 300 mile charity challenge
Health Board learning disability staff to take part in 300 mile charity challenge
28/05/19
Health Board learning disability staff to take part in 300 mile charity challenge

A team of NHS learning disability staff are set to pound the streets and mountains of North Wales as part of a lung busting charity challenge.

New NHS rock choir gets ready for first big performance
New NHS rock choir gets ready for first big performance
22/05/19
New NHS rock choir gets ready for first big performance

NHS staff, volunteers and members of the public have struck a positive note with the launch of a new rock choir.

Matron of Mold Community Hospital retires after 46 years service
Matron of Mold Community Hospital retires after 46 years service
20/05/19
Matron of Mold Community Hospital retires after 46 years service

Staff at Mold Hospital gathered for a tea party to say goodbye to Matron Julie Mackreth and wish her well for her retirement.

Ysbyty Gwynedd surgeon to be honoured at National Eisteddfod
Ysbyty Gwynedd surgeon to be honoured at National Eisteddfod
20/05/19
Ysbyty Gwynedd surgeon to be honoured at National Eisteddfod

A surgeon from Ysbyty Gwynedd will be recognised for embracing the Welsh language at this year’s Eisteddfod.

Launch of new gift bags for mums at Wrexham Maelor Special Care Baby Unit
Launch of new gift bags for mums at Wrexham Maelor Special Care Baby Unit
20/05/19
Launch of new gift bags for mums at Wrexham Maelor Special Care Baby Unit

Nurses at Wrexham Maelor Hospital have launched a scheme to provide new parents with bags filled with useful items to make their hospital stay more comfortable.

Mobile app helping chemotherapy patients stay safe during treatment at Ysbyty Gwynedd
Mobile app helping chemotherapy patients stay safe during treatment at Ysbyty Gwynedd
17/05/19
Mobile app helping chemotherapy patients stay safe during treatment at Ysbyty Gwynedd

Doctors at Ysbyty Gwynedd are testing a smart phone app as part of a clinical trial to help patients stay as safe as possible during their chemotherapy treatment.

Wrexham Cardiac Rehab Nurse raises thousands for heart charity
Wrexham Cardiac Rehab Nurse raises thousands for heart charity
17/05/19
Wrexham Cardiac Rehab Nurse raises thousands for heart charity

A kind-hearted Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse from Wrexham ran the London Marathon for the British Heart Foundation, raising just under £3k for the charity. 

Fight Club offering advice and guidance to people affected by bladder cancer
Fight Club offering advice and guidance to people affected by bladder cancer
15/05/19
Fight Club offering advice and guidance to people affected by bladder cancer

Bladder cancer patients are reaching out to support others affected by one of the UK’s most common cancers.

Mental Health Awareness Week: Meet the volunteers who support people in crisis at North Wales' Emergency Departments
Mental Health Awareness Week: Meet the volunteers who support people in crisis at North Wales' Emergency Departments
13/05/19
Mental Health Awareness Week: Meet the volunteers who support people in crisis at North Wales' Emergency Departments

Meet the dedicated volunteers supporting a new service which helps people in crisis at North Wales’ Emergency Departments.

New facilities for mums at Glan Clwyd Hospital
New facilities for mums at Glan Clwyd Hospital
10/05/19
New facilities for mums at Glan Clwyd Hospital

A revamped Midwifery Led Unit (MLU) at Glan Clwyd Hospital is offering improved birthing facilities for mums-to-be.

Health Board and Bangor University pledge to support nurse development to mark International Nurses Day 2019
Health Board and Bangor University pledge to support nurse development to mark International Nurses Day 2019
10/05/19
Health Board and Bangor University pledge to support nurse development to mark International Nurses Day 2019

Nurses and Midwives across North Wales will have better access to training and development opportunities as part of a year-long pledge by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Bangor University’s School of Health Sciences.

Glan Clwyd audiology charity celebrates 25 years of community care
Glan Clwyd audiology charity celebrates 25 years of community care
10/05/19
Glan Clwyd audiology charity celebrates 25 years of community care

A volunteer-run community audiology service is celebrating 25 years of helping Conwy, Denbighshire and Flintshire residents hear clearly.

Breast cancer survivor raises over £25,000 to thank Glan Clwyd Hospital staff for 'world class treatment'
Breast cancer survivor raises over £25,000 to thank Glan Clwyd Hospital staff for 'world class treatment'
07/05/19
Breast cancer survivor raises over £25,000 to thank Glan Clwyd Hospital staff for 'world class treatment'

A Denbighshire mum has raised over £25,000 - with a little help from her friends – to say thank you for the ‘world class cancer treatment’ she received at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.

Nurse awarded for providing vital support for children with disabilities and complex needs
Nurse awarded for providing vital support for children with disabilities and complex needs
03/05/19
Nurse awarded for providing vital support for children with disabilities and complex needs

A nurse who has gone the extra mile to support children with disabilities and complex needs has received a special award.

Children's Ward new assessment unit is now open
Children's Ward new assessment unit is now open
02/05/19
Children's Ward new assessment unit is now open

The newly redeveloped assessment unit in the Children’s Ward at Wrexham Maelor Hospital is now open with increased bed numbers and two new isolation cubicles.

Bangor University student nurse scoops top national award
Bangor University student nurse scoops top national award
02/05/19
Bangor University student nurse scoops top national award

A Bangor University student nurse has received a top national award for her work with people with learning disabilities.

Robin volunteer to pursue career in Midwifery after gaining invaluable experience at Ysbyty Gwynedd
Robin volunteer to pursue career in Midwifery after gaining invaluable experience at Ysbyty Gwynedd
01/05/19
Robin volunteer to pursue career in Midwifery after gaining invaluable experience at Ysbyty Gwynedd

A Rhosgadfan mum has praised a volunteer scheme for providing her with invaluable experience to prepare for a career in midwifery.