Health Board News

It's OK not to be OK: North Wales based mental health helpline remains available 24/7 as COVID-19 cases increase

Staff at a North Wales based mental health helpline are reminding people that it’s OK not to be OK, as the region faces a resurgence in COVID-19 cases.

Glan Clwyd Hospital porter back in work after COVID-19 recovery

A porter at Glan Clwyd Hospital who spent five days on a ventilator after contracting COVID-19 has returned to work.

Health Board's new partnership to help people access free online mental health therapy

People in North Wales who are experiencing mental health difficulties are being encouraged to access a range of free online therapy courses, which are available without a referral from their GP.

Diabetes nurse urges people to look out for signs of Hypoglycaemia as part of national awareness week

A diabetes nurse is campaigning for raised awareness and safe management of hypoglycaemia in adults with diabetes, as part of a national awareness-raising drive.

Supporting healthy eating in our communities

Hundreds of nutritious meals have been dished up as the Health Board rolls out its healthy eating initiative to support communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ysbyty Gwynedd Dermatology Team nominated for top UK award

The Dermatology team at Ysbyty Gwynedd, who have transformed their service over the last two years, are in the running for a prestigious national award. 

Critical Care nurse who lost grandmother to COVID-19 urging the public to follow the guidelines to prevent spread of the virus

A Critical Care nurse who sadly lost her grandmother to COVID-19 is urging others to follow the guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus.

Patients asked to call ahead for Central area MIU services to support social distancing

People seeking treatment at Minor Injuries Units in Llandudno, Denbigh and Holywell are now being asked to telephone the unit before attending.

Llŷn woman praises care she received from Ysbyty Gwynedd team during COVID-19 pandemic

A Llŷn woman has praised staff at Ysbyty Gwynedd for transforming her life and helping her get back on her feet.

Michael Sheen Flu Campaign
Michael Sheen Flu Campaign
Flu Kills – protect yourself, your community and the NHS

 Welsh actor Michael Sheen appeals to the people of North Wales to get their flu vaccination early this year.

Wrexham Maelor Hospital first in Wales to launch fully interactive virtual Pain Management Programme

The Chronic Pain Team at Wrexham Maelor Hospital are the first in Wales to provide a fully interactive virtual pain management programme for their patients.

Nursing Team Leader shortlisted for top national award

A senior nurse who leads Abergele’s District Nurses has been shortlisted for a UK-wide award. Team Leader Amanda Hughes is in the running to win the Nurse Manager of the Year award at the Nursing Times Workforce awards.

Hospital services offer video consultations following successful trial

A new video consultation service, Attend Anywhere is being used to help North Wales patients attend appointments without leaving their homes

Clear face masks to be trialled to support people with hearing loss

Clear face masks are being trialled across the Health Board to support better care for people with certain conditions such as hearing loss and dementia. 

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.