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Image shows a smiling nurse outside a hospital building.
Image shows a smiling nurse outside a hospital building.
21/06/2024
Swansea Bay is a home from home for an overseas nurse whose role is unique in Wales

The allure of Swansea Bay has been too strong to resist for an overseas nurse whose role in Morriston Hospital is unique in Wales.

Image shows a group of people in a hospital treatment room.
Image shows a group of people in a hospital treatment room.
20/06/2024
Swansea team helping to revolutionise cancer treatments worldwide opens new base

An award-winning team that has helped revolutionise cancer treatments around the world has moved into a purpose-built new home in Swansea.

Books on Wheels
Books on Wheels
20/06/2024
New chapter for book trolley service at Cefn Coed

The service provides books, magazines, puzzles and even radios - as well as someone new to talk to

Image shows a group of people
Image shows a group of people
19/06/2024
The international nurses swapping St Lucia and Australia for a new life in Swansea Bay

Having recruited over 500 overseas nurses from 21 countries in the last four years, Swansea Bay prides itself on having a diverse and multi-cultural workforce.

Laura looking at a scan on the computer
Laura looking at a scan on the computer
18/06/2024
Optometrists will sharpen their skills to help deliver care closer to home

Changes to eye care services will see more patients able to receive their care closer to home rather than going to hospital.

Hospital staff pictured holding award certificates, with patients next to them
Hospital staff pictured holding award certificates, with patients next to them
17/06/2024
Swansea Bay's Patient Choice Awards make welcome return

More than a few tears shed at the first PCA presentation event for 2024.

Dr Nistor Becia senior psychologist with ABUHB
Dr Nistor Becia senior psychologist with ABUHB
14/06/2024
Birthday Honours MBE for Swansea Bay psychologist

Dr Nistor Becia receives award for outstanding work in health board's response to Ukrainian refugee crisis.

Image shows a group of people standing in a room
Image shows a group of people standing in a room
13/06/2024
Project delivers mental health and wellbeing benefits as well as fruit and veg

An agricultural project that grows fruit and vegetables is also serving up mental health and wellbeing benefits to its volunteers.

Anna, Matt and Emma stood in front of a screen
Anna, Matt and Emma stood in front of a screen
12/06/2024
Community sessions help reduce waiting times for patients managing pain

People can get support and advice around managing their pain more quickly thanks to education sessions set up closer to their homes.

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Swansea Bay University Health Board
12/06/2024
Swansea Bay independent maternity and neonatal review: update from Margaret Bowron KC, 12/06/2024

I am pleased today to announce the formal publication of the Terms of Reference which have been updated in the light of views from parents and staff, captured during the listening period. 

Image shows three women and a man standing in a line
Image shows three women and a man standing in a line
11/06/2024
Morriston Emergency Department's role in saving the planet

It is a department which saves lives, but now one of Morriston Hospital’s busiest services is also doing its bit to save the planet.

Relative rooms
Relative rooms
06/06/2024
Makeover offers sanctuaries for relatives

Two rooms set aside for those who have relatives in Morriston Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) have had a much-needed makeover.

The group lifting weights with instructor Leigh
The group lifting weights with instructor Leigh
04/06/2024
Exercise scheme offers mental and physical health boost

People in the Afan Valley are following doctor’s orders and hitting the gym as a way of helping their medical conditions.

Cefn Coed Bags of Hope
Cefn Coed Bags of Hope
03/06/2024
Messages of Hope bring a ray of light for patients at Cefn Coed

Messages and goody bags are being shared to give patients a lift while they stay at the hospital 

Image shows a group of people standing in a line
Image shows a group of people standing in a line
03/06/2024
Wellbeing group for cardiac patients proves it's good to talk

An emotional wellbeing group created by Morriston Hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation service has helped some patients become happier personally and professionally.

Image shows an artist
Image shows an artist
31/05/2024
Work under way on new dialysis unit that will save Bridgend patients a long journey

Work is now under way on a new dialysis unit in Bridgend as part of a £70 million, 10-year investment across South Wales.

Jayne Whitney
Jayne Whitney
30/05/2024
Hospitals serve up nutrition and hydration day

Highlighting the importance of good nutrition and hydration has been on the menu at Swansea Bay’s three main hospitals this week.

Image shows a woman ringing a bell.
Image shows a woman ringing a bell.
29/05/2024
Swansea mum's thanks to cancer centre team rings out loud and clear

A mum’s thanks for the way “amazing” staff at Swansea’s cancer centre have cared for her will ring out loud and clear for many years to come.

Medical staff examining some new robotic equipment
Medical staff examining some new robotic equipment
29/05/2024
State-of-the-art robotic system offers huge boost to cancer patients

Exciting new kit to bring down waiting times and lead to quicker recoveries 

Angharad Ladd, far right. 
Angharad Ladd, far right. 
29/05/2024
Improving access to health care in Swansea Bay highlighted at international conference

Delegates from across the world learned about the advanced practitioner role at the event at Rotterdam University. 

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