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16/02/2023 - Stub it out for good with Help Me Quit

24/01/2023 - Common Ailments Service easier to access than ever

09/01/2022 - New fracture discharge service


21/11/2022 - Public reminded antibiotics may do more harm than good against seasonal viruses

13/10/2022 - Prescribing more targeted antibiotics helps to reduce risk of resistance

21/09/2022 - Clinic cuts wait times for diagnosis and prevents future hospital admissions

06/09/2022 - Nurses' role helps keep people healthy and at home

19/08/2022 - New service offers food for thought to people with IBS

13/07/2022 - Major nurse recruitment campaign underway in Swansea Bay

13/07/2022 - New blood test clinic set to open

15/07/2022 - Bye bye to the Bay Field Hospital

14/07/2022 - New blood test clinic set to open

21/06/2022 - Breakfast club dishes up dose of wellness to socially isolated

14/06/2022 - New clinic reduces wait times for ear care treatment

10/05/2022 - Wound scanning app allows staff to monitor patients' progress remotely

10/05/2022 - Swansea Bay health board's response to media reports on accessing NHS dental care

09/05/2022 - Patients asked to put pen to paper to help tackle loneliness


22/10/2021- GP surgery receptionists speak out over worrying abuse

30/09/2021- Cluster's new health and wellbeing initiative in wake of Covid

13/09/2021- Yoga classes aim to ease symptoms and keep wait times flowing

08/09/2021- Hundreds climb on board the Immbulance to get their Covid-19 vaccination

02/09/2021- Grab a Coffee and the Vaccine at The Secret This Friday

06/09/2021- Caring approach at end of life

26/08/2021- Prioritisation for urgently needed blood tests

20/08/2021 - Wait for sight-saving vision checks cut to just weeks

29/07/2021 - GPs give positive prognosis for online consultations

26/07/2021- Centres of Excellence proposed for Swansea Bay hospitals

21/07/2021 - Nurses team up with gay rugby side to share important message

30/07/2021 - Community care services are very stretched due to high demand and staff shortages

01/07/2021- Regional resources enhance volunteering support in Neath Port Talbot and Swansea

30/06/2021- Surgeries thanked for injecting impetus into vaccination programme

28/06/2021- App puts GPs in touch with hospital consultants within seconds

22/06/2021- Virtual clinics reducing hospital visits for patients and saving clinician's time

21/06/2021- Expansion of Virtual wards to bring benefits for all to see

08/06/2021- Children, young people and their families to get help to manage their weight

02/06/2021- Meet the volunteers who give up their free time to care for others

01/06/2021- A further 150 Volunteers join during Covid-19 Pandemic – Volunteers' week 2021

24/05/2021- Changing of the guard for Cwmtawe Cluster LAC

22/04/2021- Innovative approach to warding off hospital admissions

31/03/2021-Pharmacies begin giving Covid vaccines

09/02/2021- Cluster's children's counselling service expanded to adults

21/01/2021- New Wellness Centre for city's High Street

11/01/2021- More testing capacity for Swansea Bay region as new testing centre opens in Neath


04/11/2020- Lifestyle changes can prevent Type 2 Diabetes

03/11/2020- Plea to public as Covid pressures increase on local health and social care services

20/10/2020- Resumption of laboratory testing service

15/10/2020- October 15th - Testing update

12/10/2020- Updated statement on blood and other tests

08/10/2020- Temporary changes to blood test arrangements in Swansea Bay

08/10/2020- Covid local testing site to be set up in Swansea theatre

21/09/2020- Visiting changes - Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Services

14/09/2020- Online therapy service launches in Wales

14/09/2020- Over 2,000 patients have now registered to use the Swansea Bay Patient Portal

07/09/2020- How a Swansea GP found himself on Africa's Covid-19 frontline

02/09/2020- New 'Gold Standard' team saving sight in Swansea

21/08/2020- Campaign against antibiotics overuse spreads across Swansea

14/08/2020- New late night mental health sanctuary service launched

12/08/20- New service supports people at home after stroke

21/07/2020- COVID callers work on engaging patients

16/07/2020 - Food hampers delight families

01/07/2020 - Former ambulance back on the road to provide a vital service

29/06/2020 - Missed vaccinations could lead to measles outbreak

24/06/2020- New self-help guide for Covid recovery is first for Wales

16/06/2020- Concern after cancer referrals drop by two-thirds

12/06/2020- Sporting stars back virtual call for youngsters to get active

05/06/2020- New team provides support for Covid patients at home

04/06/2020- Volunteers step up to help health board keep on delivering

01/06/2020- Volunteers help pharmacies deliver during pandemic

11/05/2020- Testing unit for health and social care staff opens at Liberty Stadium

07/05/2020- Doctor surgeries keep doors open for Friday Bank Holiday

01/05/2020- Macmillan information and support service adapts for COVID-19

16/04/2020 - Redrawing Primary Care to Support our Communities

10/04/2020 - Dental nurse dies after being treated for COVID-19

10/04/2020 - Consultant Connect goes live in record time

09/04/2020 - Doctor surgeries and pharmacies to open over Easter

09/04/2020 - Rainbows strike gold with district nurses

04/04/2020 - Temporary New base for Swansea Bay's Out of Hours Doctor Service

24/03/2020 - Plea to families to help get elderly patients home

19/03/2020- Doctor doesn't always have to know best

11/02/2020 Penclawdd Health Centre reopens this month

04/02/2020 Are you lonely? Patients quiz patients to try and improve services


13/11/2019 Fighting the flu can be fun

12/11/2019 Sore throat? The pharmacist will see you now

31/10/2019 Murton Clinic set to reopen as one of the best around

24/10/2019 New Primary Care Centre marks bright future for healthcare in the Vale of Neath

11/10/2019 Swansea Bay marks World Mental Health Day

02/10/2019 Baby bundles pilot scheme to give little ones best start in life

20/09/2019 Swansea Bay innovative urgent care services highlighted at conference

12/09/2019 Growing praise and recognition for early years team

10/09/2019 New project aims to revitalise care homes

20/08/2019 Public consultation recommended over future of Cwmllynfell Surgery

02/07/2019 Just what the social prescriber ordered!

14/06/2019 Child and Family Wellbeing Service helps parents cope

22/05/2019 Jig-So's success with Swansea families

21/05/2020- Phone app helping to keep people out of hospital

17/04/2019 New audiology service

12/04/2019 Designed to Smile

11/04/2019 Work starts on surgery improvements

08/04/2019 Engagement over Cwmllynfell Surgery

15/03/2019 New Link Support Workers help carers

14/03/2019 A new way of providing NHS dental care in Wales piloted in Swansea

11/03/2019 Community team hailed a 'God send' for frail patients

01/03/2019 Common Ailments scheme offers free over-the counter medicines

18/02/2019 From struggling to form sentences to a speaking part in school play

15/02/2019 Common Ailments scheme offers free over-the counter medicines

12/02/2019 New support group helps people rebuild their lives after a stroke

22/01/2019 Exhibition offers visitors a unique chance to explore Cefn Coed Hospital

15/01/2019 Popular ABMU apprentice Nia in the running for an Unsung Hero award

15/01/2019 Local pharmacies a convenient option for getting protected against flu

14/01/2019 New walking hockey team benefits older people with memory difficulties

10/01/2019 Anne's trailblazing new role bringing a Swansea community closer together


18/12/2018 Key emergency information on your own fridge door

10/12/2018 Beating flu this winter is child's play for two and three year olds


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