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Face masks and social distancing: Due to the rising prevalence of COVID-19 in our communities, we strongly encourage healthcare staff and visitors to wear a face covering in all of our settings, particularly in clinical areas and those with high footfall. Please exercise a common-sense approach and personal responsibility to help us reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our patients, workforce and services. In addition to wearing a face covering, it is important to continue to maintain social distancing where possible. Thank you for your continued support and co-operation at this time. We continue to regularly review our advice based on prevalence in our communities and our hospitals.

The Guardian Service

The Guardian Service Ltd is an external independent service which operates 24/7 365 days a year offering staff a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental supportive way to raise any concern or risk in the workplace. This includes any concerns around patient safety and the whole focus is on reaching resolutions. 

The service can be offered in English and Welsh and is designed to provide an additional avenue for staff to raise a concern and does not replace the existing support mechanisms within the Health Board including trade unions, wellbeing services and HR. These will all continue to operate and be available to staff with no change.

There are two external independent guardians posts, Malcolm Stammers and Dafydd Owen. They can be accessed via a dedicated free line - 0333 5773132, or by email:

Malcolm.s@theguardianservice.co.uk

Dafydd.O@theguardianservice.co.uk

New for 2022: Online and face-to-face staff “meet and greet” sessions with the Guardians have been arranged. Various dates and locations available through until June 2022. Please see the intranet homepage for more details.

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We welcome correspondence and telephone calls in Welsh or English. Welsh language correspondence will be replied to in Welsh, and this will not lead to a delay. This page is available in Welsh by clicking ‘Cymraeg’ at the top right of this page.