Health Board News

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.

Businesses invited to enter competition to safely deliver vaccinations

Enterprises across Wales are invited to come up with an innovative way to solve challenges to safely and effectively vaccinate the public as part of the latest Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI).

Cardiac arrest survivor teams up with Coronary nurses to highlight heart attack signs in women

A heart attack and cardiac arrest survivor wants women to be aware of the signs which show their heart might be in trouble

Wrexham Maelor Hospital use innovative ways to help patients get fit for surgery during COVID-19

Despite the current pandemic, staff at Wrexham Maelor Hospital have found new ways to continue to help patients get fit for surgery in order to reduce the risk of complications following their operation.

Unique employment support programme extended amid concern over the economic and mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

People struggling to find or hold down a job because of mental health difficulties are being encouraged to take advantage of the I CAN Work programme, which provides intensive support from employment specialists and health professionals.

Joined-up North Wales vascular service cuts surgical waits

Improved teamwork and a North Wales-wide approach to scheduling surgery has seen significant improvements for patients with kidney failure.

Orthopaedic Surgeon at Ysbyty Gwynedd praised for delivering excellent training programme

A surgeon at Ysbyty Gwynedd has been recognised for providing excellent learning opportunities and improving the surgical skills of his trainees.

Ysbyty Gwynedd Anaesthetist appointed to prestigious new role to help train the healthcare workforce for the future

A doctor from Ysbyty Gwynedd has been appointed to a prestigious new role within Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW), to oversee the delivery of simulation training amongst healthcare workers.

Ysbyty Gwynedd Endoscopy team receive glowing praise from patient

Ysbyty Gwynedd Endoscopy team has received high praise from a patient after she received ‘excellent care’ following a recent visit to the unit.