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2021

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

31/08/2021 - Genetic cardiac testing service made permanent

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

06/08/2021 -Gold medal recognition for Swansea Bay UHB's medical device training team

30/07/2021 - Recognition for Swansea Bay nurse in Nursing Times awards

28/07/2021- ED nurses win award for protecting vulnerable children and adults during pandemic

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

22/07/2021 - Staff members' international sporting success

21/07/2021 - The Scar Free Foundation and Health and Care Research Wales launch world-leading 3-year programme of facial reconstruction research

20/07/2021- Public urged to enjoy the hot weather safely

20/07/2021- Green zone created outside Morriston Hospital

16/07/2021- Children presenting with sunburn in Morriston Hospital prompts warning

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

14/06/2021- Emergency department just for older people opens

10/07/2021- Overdoses - warning update

08/07/2021- Piano firm in grand gesture of thanks to hospital staff

14/06/2021- Hospital department just for frail older people opens

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

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

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

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

08/03/2021- Researchers venture into Covid hotspots

17/02/2021- Smoking ban in hospital grounds becomes law on 1st March

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

15/02/2021- Patients to take part in life-saving study

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

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

2020

30/12/2020- Frontline staff receive New Year Honours

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

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

29/12/2020- Morriston the first hospital in Wales to develop its own solar farm

22/12/2020- Common Christmas mishaps and how you can help the NHS help you

18/12/2020 - Winter wonderland opens in Morriston Hospital garden

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

27/10/2020- The pen really is mightier than the sword for Swansea Bay patient

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

20/10/2020- Resumption of laboratory testing service

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

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

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

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

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

07/08/2020 - Plasma therapy could be given to Covid patients in Morriston intensive care

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

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

07/07/2020- Morriston unit gets elderly people home

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

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

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

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

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

22/05/2020 - Motorcyclists urged to take care

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

13/03/2020- Acting star's dad thanks NHS and the surgeon who saved his hand

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

25/02/2020 Cartoon will put young patients at ease

18/02/2020 Green-fingered volunteers start transforming hospital grounds into healthy gardens

11/02/2020 Green light for green energy

04/02/2020 Worldwide recognition for Swansea team

07/01/2020 Healthy lifestyle lessons for cardiac patients

20/01/2020 Patient's boost for breast reconstruction

09/01/2020 Interns undergo "unbelievable" change just 10 weeks into jobs

 

2019

16/12/2019 Santa brings virtual cheer to Morriston Hospital's children's wards

09/12/2019 Volunteers thanked for year of help at festive celebration

06/12/2019 Robotic technology frees up hospital pharmacists

12/11/2019 Full steam ahead as vintage tractor rally raises money for Swansea artificial limb centre

07/11/2019 Critically ill patient care boosted by bedside technology

29/10/2019 Vomiting bug strikes 75 patients and staff

25/10/2019 Urgent norovirus message

24/10/2019 Nurses give first-hand account of flu on the ward

08/10/2019 Handyman praises ward which helped save hand chopped off by saw

08/10/2019 Burns Centre highlighting dangers for babies and toddlers

03/10/2019 Memorial rugby tournament helps tackle heart disease

01/10/2019 Consultant prescribes the gym before surgery

27/09/2019 Chance to get hands-on at Morriston Hospital open day

24/09/2019 Golfers thank hospital with fundraising drive

17/09/2019 New project searches for hidden talent

17/09/2019 Swansea Bay innovation benefits renal patients

14/09/2019 The plot thickens for charity football team

04/09/2019 Treatment waits cut by new plastics unit

03/09/2019 Treatment waits cut by new plastics unit

24/07/2019 Remarkable recovery after horror smash

23/07/2019 Money donated to Morriston Hospital

22/07/2019 Mum and daughter's charitable donation

17/07/2019 Morriston marathon men are record breakers!

09/07/2019 Patients join Morriston clinical trial

02/07/2019 New play uses words of people reaching the end of life

19/06/2019 Reducing antibiotic overuse at Morriston Hospital

15/05/2019 Morriston Hospital consultant takes on new role

10/05/2019 Swansea Bay clinicians take Wales-wide roles

08/05/2019 Farmer who lost hand in accident donates to ward

25/04/2019 Nurse's hot water bottle safety warning

18/04/2019 Hospital courtyards to be transformed

05/04/2019 Award for Sarah Hemington-Gorse

03/04/2019 Cancer charity presents cheque to plastic surgery team

02/04/2019 Your votes could help make everything in our hospital gardens rosy

27/03/2019 Grand Slam gesture by Ospreys and Wales rugby star

19/03/2019 Time will tell historians of the future what the NHS is like today

14/03/2019 ABMU Nurse Takes Leave to Help Out in Africa

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

07/03/2019 Health Minister Vaughan Gething launches pioneering Morriston centre

22/02/2019 Patients go home sooner thanks to specialist team...Plus a personal insight into Breaking the Cycle.

19/02/2019 Jonathan wins award for 3D printing project to support wheelchair users

14/02/2019 Medical students' rap video goes International

08/02/2019 Morriston ED staff's zero tolerance warning after violent incident

24/01/2019 Healthy people's poo could hold the secret to tackling obesity and diabetes

15/01/2019 Swansea nurse walks 324 miles as part of pedometer challenge

11/01/2019 Jax the cockerpoo makes debut at Morriston Hospital

 

2018

02/01/2018 Fellowship honour for Morriston Hospital consultant renal pharmacist Chris Brown

14/12/2018 Morriston cardiac specialist receives outstanding award before retirement

05/12/2018 Digital innovation in Morriston renal unit under the spotlight during AM’s visit

04/12/2018 Morriston opens specialist unit for patients with breathing failure

09/11/2018 New home for Morriston centre named after inspirational nurse Jill Rowe

06/11/2018 New group helps patients who have lost a lower limb regain independence

02/11/2018 Morriston Hospital gets new specialist facilities at a cost of £1.1 million

16/10/2018 Dad cycles from Land’s End to John O’Groats 14 months after heart attack

16/10/2018 Morriston team helping older people get back on their feet after a fall

21/09/2018 Pioneering Morriston team hosts visit by leading young US researcher

14/09/2018 Vaughan Gething guest at World Sepsis Day event in Morriston Hospital

14/09/2018 ABMU celebrates its brightest and best young doctors

22/08/2018 Nic gets on his bike to raise funds for heartfelt donation

21/08/2018 Innovative Morriston medicines team has prescription for success

17/08/2018 Second Sepsis 6k charity run to take place in Swansea

09/08/2018 3D printing facts to the max for Chinese students

18/07/2018 Donation will see relatives’ room revamped

09/07/2018 Staff feeling fighting fit, thanks to wellbeing champion Jade

06/07/2019 Seriously injured motorbike passenger issues warning

04/07/2018 Stay safe in the sun warning after heatwave leads to sunburn admissions

03/07/2018 Michael Sheen supports ABMU book celebrating 70 years of the NHS

29/06/2018 Motorcyclists warned to wear protective clothing in hot weather

22/06/2018 Roger named national NHS star for going beyond the call of duty

04/06/2018 Cardiac team up for two awards for putting patients at the heart of care

22/05/2018 Japanese visitors check out community dental service

14/05/2018 Children's passports help ease the way during hospital journey

03/05/2018 Surgeon Tom on his way to the USA after being awarded travel scholarship

30/04/2018 Professor’s prestigious role with Royal College of Surgeons

10/04/2018 Patient's gift celebrates nursing - at the sharp end

03/04/2018 Swansea mini-stroke clinic in the running for national award

23/03/2018 Nurse Nathan's £500 donation will help children across South Wales

28/02/2018 Minister gets first-hand experience of apprentices’ success stories

23/02/2018 Royal celebration for Morriston Hospital League of Friends

16/02/2018 Wales first as surgeons use 3D printed implant after removing chest tumour

14/02/2018 Lisa’s clocking up the miles on latest charity challenge

05/02/2018 Welsh sculpture unveiling is ABMU's first event to mark the NHS at 70

02/02/2018 Fantastic Plastic Sam shares the love with sixth Valentine's fundraiser

30/01/2018 Morriston team awarded £150,000 grant for heart research study

29/01/2018 Sculpture commemorates burns centre's relationship with steelworks

23/01/2018 Swans charity supports patients recovering from brain injuries

19/01/2018 Family of gas explosion survivor Kyle donates to Morriston burns centre

17/01/2018 Break the Cycle scheme eases winter pressures on hospital wards

17/01/2018 Lily gets running for Coronary Care Unit

10/01/2018 Morriston Hospital hosts workshop for tomorrow’s physiotherapists

 

2017

18/12/2017 Couple’s fundraising pays off for cancer patients

13/12/2017 New chapter for hospital worker as first poetry collection is published

13/12/2017 Patients in two hospitals to benefit from group's generous donation

12/12/2017 Rotarians’ early Christmas presents to young emergency patients

08/12/2017 Kind-hearted Morriston cardiac team sends gifts to Ukraine children

06/12/2017 Golfers tee off to provide major boost for ward

05/12/2017 Christmas carol service to unite bereaved families

28/11/2017 Surgical unit celebrates helping its 10,000th patient in just two years

27/11/2017 Health staff help spread the word on heart condition

23/11/2017 Get up and go! - why too much bed rest can be bad for patients

22/11/2017 Digital revolution in patient care to start in Morriston Hospital

21/11/2017 New Zealand hospitals join Morriston team's life-saving research

16/11/2017 Farmer’s bonfire warning after fireball injuries

07/11/2017 Award for Dafydd as Morriston takes digital transformation to next level

03/11/2017 Monster mash at Morriston ALAC

03/11/2017 Charities help create new quiet room for surgical patients

27/10/2017 Play team’s space age adventure for young patients

24/10/2017 A hearty happy birthday as Morriston Cardiac Centre celebrates 20 years

24/10/2017- Hospital bereavement service expanding to help more grieving families

23/10/2017 Morriston team's worldwide first using 3D printing to reconstruct jaws

17/10/2017 Burns staff share messages to help highlight dangers in our homes

16/10/2017 Liz Baker Award has special significance for first winner

29/09/2017 Fiancee’s fundraising challenge in memory of tragic tank blast soldier

28/09/2017 Curtain set to rise on Morriston Hospital Music Festival

14/09/2017 Take a look inside as Maes-y-Gwernen Hall opens its doors

13/09/2017 New-look renal unit to open at Morriston in 2018 after £5.8 million upgrade

06/09/2017 Tough test sees staff raise £2,500 for cardiac patients

01/09/2017 Charity bike ride team saddle up for sepsis at Morriston Hospital

29/08/2017 Physio Tom first in Wales to switch to intensive care role

11/08/2017 Olivia springs back into action to meet her idol

26/07/2017 £2m funding boost helps enhance city’s reputation for burn care expertise

24/07/2017 ABMU celebrates inspiring work of next generation of doctors

21/07/2017 Morriston emergency team step up their sepsis campaign - with 6k run

21/07/2017 Pupils' picture perfect art giving patients plenty to smile about

12/07/2017 UK first as forensic artist joins team rebuilding faces at Morriston Hospital

11/07/2017 Team looks after ABMU staff so they can look after patients

07/07/2017 Pupils' posters bring splash of colour to hospital building site

06/07/2017 Muslim chaplain and staff host Eid Al-Fitr celebration at Morriston

04/07/2017 Nurse now helping patients through breast reconstruction journey

30/06/2017 ABMU doctors to help run medical clinic in refugee camp tent

30/06/2017 Outstanding Morriston physios awarded consultant roles

27/06/2017 Morriston Hospital staff switch off to help save thousands of pounds

23/06/2017 Swansea schoolgirl Tia puts pressure ulcer app to the test

20/06/2017 Swansea transplant unit marks 20th anniversary with £800,000 expansion

16/06/2017 Beat goes on for police officer Joanna who almost died while out running

14/06/2017 Ministers celebrate success of outstanding health professionals who have achieved ‘Grand Slam’ of nursing and midwifery award triumphs in 2017

12/06/2017 Store staff's blitz helps hospice garden to blossom

07/06/2017 Consultant takes on his own marathon challenge to help children with diabetes

06/06/2017 Morriston ED team leads new campaign to tackle silent killer

01/06/2017 Pancake sale raises funds for cardiac rehabilitation

01/06/2017 Henry flying high after first fundraising venture tops £3,000

30/05/2017 Mum switches from banking to nursing after near-fatal accident

23/05/2017 Storytellers' visit is just what the doctor ordered at Morriston Hospital

23/05/2017 Morriston first hospital in Wales to join online access guide

17/05/2017 Boost for Morriston ward in memory of cardiac patient

16/05/2017 Dental nurse Natalie takes to two wheels to support Ty Olwen

16/05/2017 Widow helps fund research into disease that claimed husband's life

15/05/2017 Healthcare staff unite to mark International Nurses’ Day

11/05/2017 Clean-up helps restore clinic sculpture to former glory

09/05/2017 Morriston ward sister named RCN Nurse of the Year

03/05/2017 Morriston pair using pedal power to spread word about condition

28/04/2017 Patients given a helping hand with hearing

25/04/2017 Couple decide to tie the knot after near-fatal heart attack

24/04/2017 Rugby stars support fundraising screening of charity film

18/04/2017 Morriston team's app could transform pressure ulcer care

13/04/2017 Henry's endurance challenge two years after life-changing accident

06/04/2017 Mum’s legacy provides high-tech help with youngsters’ speech therapy

04/04/2017 'It’s goodbye from him and it’s goodbye from me!'

29/03/2017 Patients turn to verse to express their loving gratitude

17/03/2017 Nurses’ efforts put them in the running for top awards

13/03/2017 Undersea setting helps bring smile to faces of young patients

10/03/2017 Burns surgeon's pride after date at Buckingham Palace

08/03/2017 New recruits celebrate success of apprenticeship scheme

07/03/2017 Health Secretary Vaughan Gething visits Morriston Emergency Department

07/03/2017 Youngster hears birds singing for the first time after Morriston op

01/03/2017 New initiative to tackle crime begins at Morriston Hospital

21/02/2017 Dad owes life to sister and Morriston Hospital trauma team

17/02/2017 The Coffin Dodgers get kitted out to help cardiac team

15/02/2017 Donor dad donates more than £2,000 to Morriston renal team

14/02/2017 Take a peep into the past as cabinet of curiosities goes on show

10/02/2017 Read all about library friends' fundraising boost for patients

03/02/2017 Choir members sing the praises of Renal Unit as they hand over donation

23/01/2017 Grateful golfers’ boost for hospital ward

20/01/2017 Lantern helping to highlight time for calm on ward

19/01/2017 New wards planned for hospitals

17/01/2017 Mum puts life-saving skills into practice the day after lesson

16/01/2017 Patient safety expert Paul to lend his expertise to UK-wide NHS role

09/01/2019 Morriston researchers get £230,000 for next stage of life-saving study

03/01/2017 New service sees hospitals offering helping hand to carers

03/01/2017 Consultant surgeon honoured for work with global burns patients

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