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Tata adds steel to NHS frontline
Tata adds steel to NHS frontline
01/04/20
Tata adds steel to NHS frontline

The team at Tata Steel in Port Talbot have donated personal protective equipment (PPE) for Swansea Bay NHS staff on the frontline treating patients with Coronavirus

Work begins on two field hospitals for Swansea and Neath Port Talbot
Work begins on two field hospitals for Swansea and Neath Port Talbot
01/04/20
Work begins on two field hospitals for Swansea and Neath Port Talbot

Work has started on transforming two key sites in the Swansea Bay area into field hospitals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Temporary new base for Swansea Bay's Out of Hours Doctor Service
Temporary new base for Swansea Bay's Out of Hours Doctor Service
01/04/20
Temporary New base for Swansea Bay's Out of Hours Doctor Service

Swansea Bay’s GP Out of Hours treatment centre has a new temporary home in SA1

Supporting patients and families through the COVID-19 crisis
Supporting patients and families through the COVID-19 crisis
31/03/20
Supporting patients and families through the COVID-19 crisis

With virtually all hospital visiting now stopped in the fight against COVID-19, work is underway to support patients and their families to mitigate the consequences of the move.

First Amazon Wish List donations arrive
First Amazon Wish List donations arrive
29/03/20
First Amazon Wish List donations arrive

The nightwear and toiletries will be given out to patients.

Swansea Bay gets ready for COVID-19
Swansea Bay gets ready for COVID-19
27/03/20
Swansea Bay gets ready for COVID-19

A huge amount of work has taken place to help the health board face the unprecedented challenges posed by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Mental health teams make major changes in fight against Coronavirus
Mental health teams make major changes in fight against Coronavirus
27/03/20
Mental health teams make major changes in fight against Coronavirus

Mental health teams across the Swansea Bay University Health Board are joining in the unprecedented effort to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic.

Fears lockdown will increase DIY and garden injuries
Fears lockdown will increase DIY and garden injuries
25/03/20
Fears lockdown will increase DIY and garden injuries

The sun is out, the country is in lockdown and many people will be using the time to tackle gardening and DIY projects at home.

Plea to families to help get elderly patients home
Plea to families to help get elderly patients home
24/03/20
Plea to families to help get elderly patients home

Concerns that medically fit elderly patients face greater risk of Coronavirus in hospital

COVID-19: temporary changes to some of our services
COVID-19: temporary changes to some of our services
13/03/20
COVID-19: temporary changes to some of our services

Temporary changes to some of our services - updated Saturday 14th March with new visiting information

Doctor doesn't always have to know best
Doctor doesn't always have to know best
19/03/20
Doctor doesn't always have to know best

Meet the super-nurse who is playing an advanced role in a Swansea surgery

Notice of board meeting
Notice of board meeting
19/03/20
Notice of board meeting

It will not be held in public due to COVID-19.

Acting star's dad thanks NHS and the surgeon who saved his hand
Acting star's dad thanks NHS and the surgeon who saved his hand
13/03/20
Acting star's dad thanks NHS and the surgeon who saved his hand

The father of Welsh acting star Luke Evans has echoed his son’s praise of the NHS after badly injuring his hand in an accident with a circular saw

COVID-19 - Swansea Bay UHB statement 11.03.2020
COVID-19 - Swansea Bay UHB statement 11.03.2020
11/03/20
COVID-19 - Swansea Bay UHB statement 11.03.2020

We now have nine confirmed cases of Coronavirus COVID-19 in our health board area. 

Coronavirus - Drive-through testing unit has opened
Coronavirus - Drive-through testing unit has opened
10/03/20
Coronavirus - Drive-through testing unit has opened

It will help to protect our communities.

Coronavirus - second case confirmed in Swansea Bay UHB area
Coronavirus - second case confirmed in Swansea Bay UHB area
10/03/20
Coronavirus - second case confirmed in Swansea Bay UHB area

A second case of COVID-19 has been confirmed, this time in the Neath Port Talbot local authority area.

Our statement on coronavirus
Our statement on coronavirus
28/02/20
Our statement on coronavirus
Cartoon will put young patients at ease
Cartoon will put young patients at ease
25/02/20
Cartoon will put young patients at ease

It explains how a local anaesthetic works.

Veterans rally round to support each other
Veterans rally round to support each other
21/02/20
Veterans rally round to support each other

He has experienced a darkness that far too many fail to survive but thankfully former serviceman Sandy Shaw has defeated his personal demons and is now helping others see the light.

Nurse who transformed cardiac service nominated for prestigious award 
Nurse who transformed cardiac service nominated for prestigious award 
20/02/20
Nurse who transformed cardiac service nominated for prestigious award 

A nurse who developed a new service to help families with inherited cardiac conditions has been shortlisted for a national award.

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