Health Board News

31/07/19
Work is progressing to develop the new North Denbighshire Community Hospital in Rhyl

The new hospital, which will be built next to the existing Royal Alexandra Hospital, will include modern, fit for purpose facilities for new and existing services at the site.

30/07/19
Overnight hub to be extended until 2020 at Ysbyty Alltwen

Ysbyty Alltwen’s Minor Injury Unit will remain open 24 hours a day to ensure the community can access non-urgent care until March 2020.

New employment programme will help people with mental health problems
New employment programme will help people with mental health problems
26/07/19
New employment programme will help people with mental health problems find and remain in work

People who struggle to hold down a job because of mental health problems are being encouraged to take advantage of a new support service, which is the first of its kind in Wales.

Ysbyty Gwynedd ED ranked best in UK
Ysbyty Gwynedd ED ranked best in UK
25/07/19
Ysbyty Gwynedd Emergency Department ranked amongst the best in the UK by doctors in training

Doctors in training have ranked Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Emergency Department as one of the best places to train in the UK.

Pioneering partnership gives families choice and support
Pioneering partnership gives families choice and support
23/07/19
Pioneering Partnership Gives Families Choice and Support

A pioneering partnership to give families in north Wales choice of where their seriously ill child dies has been launched by Ty Gobaith Children’s Hospice and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

300 health and social professionals share ideas on improving community services
300 health and social professionals share ideas on improving community services
23/07/19
More than 300 health and social care professionals share ideas on improving community services

Health and social care colleagues from across North Wales joined forces to share ideas and learning at a community care conference in Llandudno.

Psychologist chosen as Wrexham diabetes champion
Psychologist chosen as Wrexham diabetes champion
23/07/19
Psychologist chosen as diabetes champion for Wrexham

A psychologist from Wrexham Maelor Hospital has been selected as a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion, to help transform care for people living with diabetes in the area.

Money raised in memory of Anglesey man towards YG ICU
Money raised in memory of Anglesey man towards YG ICU
19/07/19
Over £3,500 raised in memory of popular Anglesey man towards Ysbyty Gwynedd's Intensive Care Unit

The fiancé of an Anglesey man who tragically died after suffering a brain haemorrhage has raised over £3,500 towards the Intensive Care Unit at Ysbyty Gwynedd.

North Wales learning disability team shortlisted for national health award
North Wales learning disability team shortlisted for national health award
19/07/19
North Wales learning disability team who go "above and beyond" shortlisted for top national health award

A Llanfairfechan-based healthcare team have been shortlisted for a top national award for going “above and beyond” to enhance the quality of life for people with learning disabilities

Plans for new mental health support revealed
Plans for new mental health support revealed
17/07/19
Plans for new mental health support revealed by Betsi Health Board

Plans to introduce earlier support for people with mental health problems have been revealed by Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board.

Wrexham Hospital offers same day hip surgery
Wrexham Hospital offers same day hip surgery
17/07/19
Wrexham Maelor Hospital first in Wales to offer 'same day discharge hip replacement surgery'

Wrexham Maelor has become the first hospital in Wales to perform planned ‘same day discharge hip replacement surgery’.

New ward opens at Ysbyty Bryn Beryl
New ward opens at Ysbyty Bryn Beryl
12/07/19
Celebrations all round as new ward opens at Ysbyty Bryn Beryl

A new ward which has improved the environment for patients and staff has officially opened at Ysbyty Bryn Beryl.

New end of treatment bell at Wrexham Maelor
New end of treatment bell at Wrexham Maelor
11/07/19
New End of Treatment bell signals baby Theo's road to recovery

Wrexham Maelor Hospital has been gifted with a new bell to help patients signal the end of their treatment.

Inspirational nurse recognised for dedication to stroke services
Inspirational nurse recognised for dedication to stroke services
11/07/19
Inspirational nurse recognised for her dedication to stroke services

A Wrexham nurse who has been described as an inspirational leader by her colleagues, and a champion for stroke services has been recognised with a prestigious award.

Wrexham mental health team in running for top health award
Wrexham mental health team in running for top health award
10/07/19
Wrexham mental health team in the running for top UK health award

A Wrexham Maelor Hospital mental health team have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

SEARCH graduates celebrate a successful year
SEARCH graduates celebrate a successful year
10/07/19
Project SEARCH graduates celebrate a successful year

A group of Project SEARCH interns became proud graduates this month, receiving their certificates at a ceremony in front of their families.

Exhibition inspired by Snowdonia mental health art therapy opens
Exhibition inspired by Snowdonia mental health art therapy opens
09/07/19
Exhibition inspired by Snowdonia mental health art therapy opens at Ysbyty Gwynedd

An exhibition showcasing artwork from an innovative mental health therapy programme held in the foothills of Snowdonia has been opened at Ysbyty Gwynedd.

Dietitians work with North Wales food banks
Dietitians work with North Wales food banks
06/07/19
Dietitians working with North Wales food banks to mark Dietitians Week 2019

Dietitians have teamed up with Conwy and Denbighshire food banks to help families prepare simple, tasty, healthy meals.

New same day emergency care unit at YGC
New same day emergency care unit at YGC
03/07/19
New Same Day Emergency Care unit to improve treatment time and increase capacity at Glan Clwyd Hospital

A new Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) unit at Glan Clwyd Hospital will improve waiting times for people in need of urgent care.