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A woman standing next to a demonstration of an untidy living room
A woman standing next to a demonstration of an untidy living room
05/10/2022
Falls crime scene helps detect hazards at home

As part of Falls Awareness Week (3rd-7th October), a replica living room was set up at Neath Port Talbot Hospital to highlight some of the everyday items or activities that could lead to a fall.

An artist
An artist
04/10/2022
New theatres of Neath Port Talbot Hospital on their way

Groundworks are now well underway for the new operating theatres at Neath Port Talbot Hospital, which is set to become the health board’s Centre of Excellence for Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgery.

04/10/2022
Swansea City matches helping to improve patients' symptoms

Patients at Cefn Coed Hospital are having a ball attending live Swans matches thanks to the generosity of a local businessman.

Image shows a group of people
Image shows a group of people
04/10/2022
Latest recruits arrive as health board aims to more than double workforce of new nurses

Swansea Bay has become the health board and home for a group of international nurses who are starting an exciting new chapter in their careers.

04/10/2022
£4 million "space-age" operating theatre will help bring down eye surgery backlog

Eye surgeons in Singleton Hospital continuing to work through a backlog of operations can now do so in a dedicated “space-age” new theatre.

Two people wearing face masks inside a hospital corridor
Two people wearing face masks inside a hospital corridor
04/10/2022
Hospital team discovers why a routine treatment for severe Covid-19 can fail

Researchers in Swansea have made a breakthrough in understanding one of the most damaging consequences of Covid-19.

A group of people stood in front of a poster
A group of people stood in front of a poster
04/10/2022
Staff get creative and reflect on pandemic experiences to boost well-being

Members of staff have been reflecting on their experiences of the Covid pandemic as part of a new initiative aimed at improving their mental health.

Image shows a group of people
Image shows a group of people
04/10/2022
Ukrainian refugees help hospital project bloom to say thanks to community

Refugees who fled Ukraine to find sanctuary in Swansea Bay have volunteered at Morriston Hospital to say “diolch” to the community for opening their homes and hearts.

VIPs at solar farm
VIPs at solar farm
03/10/2022
Our unique solar farm is a shining success

The first solar farm in the UK wired directly to a hospital has been a shining success in its first year of operations.

Two surgeons outside a hospital
Two surgeons outside a hospital
03/10/2022
Surgeons working 50 miles apart defy Covid to keep life-saving surgery going

A partnership forged between surgeons in Swansea and Cardiff ensured lung cancer operations could continue throughout the pandemic.

A group of nurses outside a hospital building
A group of nurses outside a hospital building
03/10/2022
Warm embrace for Swansea team's way of keeping elderly fallers out of hospital

An innovative approach to caring for Swansea Bay nursing home residents who have had a fall is now helping to keep them out of hospital.

Image shows Rachel looking at camera with London Marathon medal.
Image shows Rachel looking at camera with London Marathon medal.
03/10/2022
A marathon achievement over lifelong condition

Rachel Thompson-Biggs completed the London Marathon.

Image shows a woman and man holding a photo
Image shows a woman and man holding a photo
30/09/2022
Artist's thank you to health board is picture perfect

An artist’s impression symbolising the efforts of health staff during the pandemic is hanging proudly in Singleton Hospital.

Two women standing next to a freezer
Two women standing next to a freezer
30/09/2022
Milk hub needs helping hands to support even more families in Wales

A milk hub which has helped many families in South Wales needs some helping hands to be able to support even more.

Image shows a man and woman sitting
Image shows a man and woman sitting
29/09/2022
Covid commemorative project close to completion across four hospitals

A commemorative project marking the impact of the pandemic is emerging across four Swansea Bay UHB sites.

Mostyn 1
Mostyn 1
29/09/2022
Young Mostyn goes a long way to thank hospital staff

A 12-year-old former patient has stamped his name all over an incredible fundraising challenge, which has collected more than £10,000 for Morriston Hospital’s Oakwood children's ward.

Two men and a woman standing next to flowers
Two men and a woman standing next to flowers
27/09/2022
Sight-saving service in Swansea available to more patients than ever

Sight-saving surgery is now being offered for the first time in Wales to people with health conditions, disabilities and learning disabilities.

Image shows a man standing in a mountain range
Image shows a man standing in a mountain range
27/09/2022
Climber's recovery from cliff fall to conquering the Alps

A keen climber has praised the care he received from Swansea Bay staff which helped him conquer three mountain ranges just a year after he suffered multiple fractures in a cliff fall.

a picture of the 111 press 2 call cetre
a picture of the 111 press 2 call cetre
26/09/2022
24/7 mental health support now available over the phone in Swansea Bay

People living in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot who need urgent support with mental health issues can now call a team of mental health professionals for free, day or night. Call 111 Option 2 is running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering a triage service and support or signposting as appropriate.

Organ 1
Organ 1
26/09/2022
How one woman's tragic loss helped save a child given just hours to live

Losing her mum was devastating for Jessica Jones – but she drew comfort from knowing it helped save a child who had been given hours to live.

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