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Coronavirus (COVID-19) news

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Our latest news and statements:


29/12/2022 - Avoid A&E unless absolutely necessary

28/12/2022 - Significant rise in Covid and flu results in think twice plea

23/12/2022 - Respiratory symptoms? Please don't visit our hospitals if you are poorly

14/10/2022 - Lab technician who caught Covid during pandemic issues vaccination plea

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

25/05/2022 - COVID-19: Nosocomial review

23/02/2022- Fabian Way Covid testing unit relocated to Margam

08/02/2022- Health Minister visits Swansea Bay's long Covid services

01/02/2022- Walking group uses great outdoors to help tackle long Covid

27/01/2022- Afghan interpreter's move to Swansea translates into new NHS career

17/01/2022- Omicron spread set to cause further disruption for health and social care services


10/12/2021- Service offers support to those affected by pandemic and long Covid

29/11/2021- Statement from Dr Keith Reid, Director of Public Health, Swansea Bay UHB

26/11/2021- Nurse turns to verse to express pandemic woes

29/09/2021- Rise in number of children with Covid-19 admitted to hospital in Swansea Bay

14/09/2021- Keeping Swansea Bay's schools safe

09/09/2021- Get vaccinated in time for Christmas, health chiefs urge

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

07/09/2021- Ospreys Urge Swansea Bay Men to 'Roll Up Your Sleeves' for Vaccine Campaign

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

31/08/2021- Hospital test drives new virtual waiting room in patients' cars

25/08/2021- Stay safe when socialising – Covid cases are on the increase in Swansea Bay

20/08/2021- Cornwall music festival: 56 Swansea Bay Covid cases

12/08/2021- Swansea Bay UHB opens Pfizer vaccine drop-in sessions to everyone aged 16+

29/07/2021- Fifth of under 40s remain unvaccinated

20/07/2021- Liberty Stadium testing unit transferred to Fabian Way

19/07/2021- Drive-through pilot sees more than 130 people getting second COVID-19 vaccine dose

16/07/2021- How Swansea Bay's Nurse of the Year has helped asylum seekers through the COVID-19 pandemic

15/07/2021- ED reception staff experience rise in verbal abuse

15/07/2021- Young adults warned of long Covid risk if they do not get vaccinated

12/07/2021- Half-a-million dose milestone hit

07/07/2021- Swansea Bay patients and staff play crucial role in life-saving Covid-19 research

05/07/2021- Local NHS worker who lost friends to Covid supports vaccination campaign

01/07/2021- Covid vaccine booster programme

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

22/06/2021- "Don't Bale on us now – get your vaccine!"

04/06/2021- Wind Street pub-goers warned to look out for symptoms and get tested after Covid-19 cases linked to bar

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

01/06/2021- Praise for volunteers caring for their communities

28/05/2021-Research nurse says the Nightingale effect still shines on

20/05/2021- Caution urged as Indian variant cases confirmed in Swansea Bay area

19/05/2021- Special clinic vaccinates those at risk of rare reaction

18/05/2021- Health board training staff thank stadium for pitching in

13/05/2021- Swansea volunteers come forward for Covid vaccine trial

12/05/2021- Vaccinations inject new life into Swansea Valley Men's Shed

07/05/2021- Additional Pfizer vaccine slots available this weekend

28/04/2021- Historic first NHS baby gives thanks for a lifetime of care

23/04/2021- Success for innovative vaccine pilot schemes

22/04/2021- Mission accomplished for military's Vaccination Support Force in Swansea Bay

21/04/2021- Call to co-operate with contact tracers after illegal party in Swansea suburb

20/04/2021- Hospital poet hopes words help counter Covid loss

19/04/2021- Swansea Bay to support new UK trial for COVID-19 vaccine

06/04/2021- Emergency Department choir is critical to staff wellbeing

31/03/2021- Keep to the rules call for Easter, as Clase gatherings spark Covid clusters

31/03/2021- Pharmacies begin giving Covid vaccines

30/03/2021- Vaccine DNA rate falls – but still above average

24/03/2021- Cluster of Neath Port Talbot Covid cases linked to family household gatherings

23/03/2021-Swansea Bay observes first ever Covid Memorial Day

23/03/2021- Rising to the challenge during a year like no other

19/03/2021- Prince William thanks Swansea Bay UHB staff for COVID-19 response

15/03/2021- Hollywood star Michael Sheen lends his voice to vaccine video

12/03/2021- Immbulance visits Swansea Mosque

10/03/2021- Sisters on primary care frontline call on BAME community to take up COVID-19 vaccine offer

08/03/2021- Researchers venture into Covid hotspots

02/03/2021- Youngster hopes to pack a punch with her Covid handwashing video

02/03/2021-People on dialysis get Covid vaccine in record time

25/02/2021- COVID-19 tests now open to people with a wider range of symptoms

25/02/2021-First vaccines given in Immbulance

16/02/2021- ED staff awards helps resuscitate morale during pandemic

04/02/2021- Novel idea will boost vaccine access

02/02/2021- Swansea Bay residents are exercising their way to happiness during the pandemic

30/01/2021 - Very sad death of healthcare worker who had tested positive for Covid-19

29/01/2021-We're half way there – 44,480 vaccinated

28/01/2021- Covid-19 vaccination details for people who have been shielding

28/01/2021- Why we're vaccinating more than one group at the same time

22/01/2021- "We have lost five Covid patients in a single shift in intensive care"

21/01/2021- People in their late 70s prioritised at new Mass Vaccination Centre in Gorseinon

15/01/2021- Warning as cardiac patients put off urgent heart scans

15/01/2021-Singing the praises of Covid vaccinations

13/01/2021- Vaccine roll out is ramping up

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

11/01/2021- 500 plus vaccinations per day on the way at Margam Orangery Mass Vaccination Centre

09/01/2021 - GP Covid-19 vaccination clinics have started

06/01/2021 - Covid-19 vaccination programme now well underway in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot


18/12/2020 - Heated marquees installed for visitors

16/12/2020 - Covid deaths tragically hitting new high in Swansea Bay hospitals

14/12/2020 - Some planned surgery postponed due to Covid pressures

09/12/2020 - Sad death of health care support worker who tested positive for Covid-19

08/12/2020 - COVID-19 vaccination roll-out starts

07/12/2020 - Catastrophe looms if we don't follow Covid-19 rules, health chief warns

04/12/2020 - Covid loves it when you let your guard down

02/12/2020 - Visiting a patient in our hospitals: Update December 2nd, 2020

16/11/2020 - Covid-19 vaccine progress welcome - but keep on keeping safe

12/11/2020 - Could you join our Covid vaccination team?

06/11/2020 - Gorseinon Hospital Covid-19 statement

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

28/10/2020 - Contact tracers working flat out to help slow the spread of Covid-19

26/10/2020 - Strict infection control measures remain in place at Morriston Hospital as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak

20/10/2020 - Swansea Bay UHB - Update on Covid-19 outbreaks

13/10/2020 - Routine cardiac surgery temporarily suspended at Morriston Hospital because of Covid-19 outbreak

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

12/10/2020 - Don't clock off from Covid – message to workers

09/10/2020 - Swansea Bay employees feature in Queen's Birthday Honours List

09/10/2020 - Historic Swansea Bay double in awards

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

05/10/2020 - Mum's heartfelt thanks for tiny Theodore's treatment

28/09/2020 - Covid Mobile Testing Units to be rolled-out across Swansea and Neath Port Talbot

23/09/2020 - Covid survivor's plea to stay safe

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

14/09/2020 - Households urged to read and keep important coronavirus mailing

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

11/09/2020 - Residents urged to stick to new Covid-19 rules to avoid lockdown risk

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

07/09/2020 - Covid-19 support for staff leads to shortlists for two UK awards

02/09/2020 - Beds transfer from Llandarcy to Bay Field Hospital as building is handed back to Llandarcy Academy of Sport

28/08/2020 - NHS praise for Armed Forces' Covid help

24/08/2020 - Morriston Hospital team awarded Welsh Government grant for Covid-19 research

03/08/2020 - Plasma therapy could be given to Covid patients in Morriston intensive care

03/08/2020 - Callum back on his feet after coma

31/07/2020 - Heartfelt messages from NHS and Army family

28/07/2020 - A stitch in time... helps the frontline

28/07/2020 - Student on NHS frontline during Covid-19

24/07/2020 - Visiting update 25th September 2020

23/07/2020 - Rosie the rag doll keeps young patients moving through Covid pandemic

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

17/07/2020 - New visiting guidelines

17/07/2020 - Hand-crafted quilt has NHS thanks covered

17/07/2020 - Ty Olwen specialist palliative care inpatient unit reopens

16/07/2020 - Food hampers delight families

13/07/2020 - Thousands of Education staff get Covid-19 antibody tests at Bay Field Hospital

10/07/2020 - Virtual rounds remotely connect consultants with patients

30/06/2020 - Enjoying a taste of the good life at Neath Port Talbot Hospital

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

26/06/2020 - Businesses can get their staff tested for Coronavirus

25/06/2020 - Breast cancer treatment transformed in Swansea

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

19/06/2020 - COVID-19 Response Earns National Award Nominations

18/06/2020 - Dozens of patients in Swansea join up for Covid-19 trial

17/06/2020 - A thank you message from the Chair and Chief Executive of Swansea Bay UHB

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

15/06/2020 - Swansea team pioneers new technique for skin cancer procedure

11/06/2020 - Study looks at pandemic's effect on mental health

11/06/2020 - From hearing tests to aiding the NHS frontline.

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

04/06/2020 - Patients with Covid-19 give blood to help fight pandemic

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

1/06/2020 - Smokers getting virtual support to help them give up

29/05/2020 - Celebrating lockdown babies

28/05/2020 - Outpatient waiting areas at Morriston transformed

27/05/2020 - Swansea Bay Patients Pen Their Thanks

22/05/2020 - Stunning field hospital artworks revealed

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

19/05/2020 - Coronavirus very sadly claims the life of a dedicated Singleton Hospital nurse

15/05/2020 - Heartbreak and joy for frontline nurses in Morriston 

13/05/2020 - Six-year-old superstar Penny raises over £1,000 in support of the NHS

12/05/2020 - Virtual waiting room at MIU

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

06/05/2020 - PPE donation tribute to stalwart fundraiser

05/05/2020 - Councillor praises Morriston Hospital "magician" after farm accident

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

01/05/2020 - Coronavirus testing unit to open at Swansea's Liberty Stadium

30/04/2020 - Dental superheroes ready and waiting

30/04/2020 - Virtual appointments helping beat the lockdown

30/04/2020 - Temporary suspension of patients admitted to Ty Olwen

29/04/2020 - Dedicated teams support staff mental health during Coronavirus pandemic

27/04/2020 - Overwhelming generosity sees thousands of pounds donated to support patients and staff

24/04/2020 - First two ventilated COVID patients go home

23/04/2020 - Mum praises Swansea midwifery team after baby's safe arrival

22/04/2020 - COVID-19: A dedicated healthcare assistant very sadly passes away

21/04/2020 - Teamwork sees new children's unit at Morriston open in just two weeks

20/04/2020 - Retired Anne supports NHS by sewing for victory

18/04/2020 - Very sad death of a Morriston Hospital healthcare assistant who was being treated for COVID-19

17/04/2020 - Emergency Department choir teams up with soul singer Heather Small to perform 'Proud'

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

16/04/2020 - Work powering ahead at field hospitals – with first one almost ready

15/04/2020 - Dental nurse dies after being treated for COVID-19

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

10/04/2020 - Consultants issue urgent message over cardiac concerns

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

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

08/04/2020 - Fast-track health board training kicks off

08/04/2020 - Easter lockdown could turn up heat on busy hospitals

08/04/2020 - Ryan Jones' garden marathon plants seed for next NHS fundraiser

01/04/2020 - Tata adds steel to NHS frontline

01/04/2020 - Work begins on two field hospitals for Swansea and Neath Port Talbot

01/04/2020 - Temporary New base for Swansea Bay's Out of Hours Doctor Service

31/03/2020 - Supporting patients and families through the COVID-19 crisis

29/03/2020 - First Amazon Wish List donations arrive

27/03/2020 - Swansea Bay gets ready for COVID-19

27/03/2020 - Mental health teams make major changes in fight against Coronavirus

25/03/2020 - Fears lockdown will increase DIY and garden injuries

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

13/03/2020 - COVID-19: temporary changes to some of our services

11/03/2020 - COVID-19 - Swansea Bay UHB statement 11.03.2020

10/03/2020 - Coronavirus - Drive-through testing unit has opened

10/03/2020 - Coronavirus - second case confirmed in Swansea Bay UHB area

28/02/2020 - Our statement on coronavirus

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