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Learning disability training to be mandatory following health board's work with campaigners
Learning disability training to be mandatory following health board's work with campaigners
12/11/19
Learning disability training to be mandatory following health board's work with campaigners

Learning disability awareness training for health and care staff is to become mandatory across Wales, following the work of Swansea Bay University Health Board with local campaigners.

Sore throat? The pharmacist will see you now
Sore throat? The pharmacist will see you now
12/11/19
Sore throat? The pharmacist will see you now

22 community pharmacists across Swansea and Neath Port Talbot can give people antibiotics for sore throats caused by a bacterial infection from 1st December.

Twins' flu-prevention film nominated for national award
Twins' flu-prevention film nominated for national award
12/11/19
Twins' flu-prevention film nominated for national award

A film which tells the story of how a nurse watched her twin fight to survive the flu has been nominated for a national award.

Full steam ahead as vintage tractor rally raises money for Swansea artificial limb centre
Full steam ahead as vintage tractor rally raises money for Swansea artificial limb centre
12/11/19
Full steam ahead as vintage tractor rally raises money for Swansea artificial limb centre

After John Thomas lost part of his leg to cancer, the 82-year-old could never have imagined he would be proudly riding his vintage tractor to raise money for the centre that helped him.

Neath Port Talbot Hospital in thank you to its friends
Neath Port Talbot Hospital in thank you to its friends
11/11/19
Neath Port Talbot Hospital in thank you to its friends

Staff at Neath Port Talbot Hospital have invited a group of tireless fundraises around for tea to say thank you for being their friends

Brain Injury Service campaigners hope their voice is heard
Brain Injury Service campaigners hope their voice is heard
08/11/19
Brain Injury Service campaigners hope their voice is heard

Swansea Bay University Health Board employees and patients have lent their voices to a bid to promote brain injury awareness and neuro rehabilitation services across Wales

Psychiatric service receives prestigious accreditation
Psychiatric service receives prestigious accreditation
08/11/19
Psychiatric service receives prestigious accreditation

A specialist team based at Morriston Hospital has become the only one in Wales to be accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Critically ill patient care boosted by bedside technology
Critically ill patient care boosted by bedside technology
07/11/19
Critically ill patient care boosted by bedside technology

The introduction of fixed and mobile computer stations in the hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) has significantly changed the way nurses and other healthcare staff record patient notes.

Kind gesture 'sheds' some light on men's wellbeing
Kind gesture 'sheds' some light on men's wellbeing
05/11/19
Kind gesture 'sheds' some light on men's wellbeing

Meet the woman making a real difference in a men’s shed world

Wish comes true as new garden opens at Morriston Hospital
Wish comes true as new garden opens at Morriston Hospital
04/11/19
Wish comes true as new garden opens at Morriston Hospital

A new garden in the Burns & Plastic Surgery Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Departments at Morriston Hospital is everything patients could wish for to help with their recovery by getting them out and about.

Murton Clinic set to reopen as one of the best around
Murton Clinic set to reopen as one of the best around
31/10/19
Murton Clinic set to reopen as one of the best around

Once on the critical list, a Gower clinic has been transformed into one of the most modern in the Swansea Bay University Health Board area

Walking group reaping benefits of putting the legwork in
Walking group reaping benefits of putting the legwork in
30/10/19
Walking group reaping benefits of putting the legwork in

Sometimes getting out in the fresh air and making new friends really is as easy as a walk in the park

Vomiting bug strikes 75 patients and staff
Vomiting bug strikes 75 patients and staff
29/10/19
Vomiting bug strikes 75 patients and staff

The winter vomiting bug – also known as norovirus – is continuing to affect our hospitals.

Annual service to remember lost babies
Annual service to remember lost babies
28/10/19
Annual service to remember lost babies

Families in Swansea Bay are invited to come together for an annual service to remember their loved and lost babies.

Wales rugby star helps patient tackle boredom
Wales rugby star helps patient tackle boredom
28/10/19
Wales rugby star helps patient tackle boredom

The events may not have been Olympic standard but the VIP was world class!

Urgent norovirus message
Urgent norovirus message
25/10/19
Urgent norovirus message

Norovirus is circulating in our communities.

Nurses give first-hand account of flu on the ward
Nurses give first-hand account of flu on the ward
24/10/19
Nurses give first-hand account of flu on the ward

"It has a huge impact the care we're providing."

New Primary Care Centre marks bright future for healthcare in the Vale of Neath
New Primary Care Centre marks bright future for healthcare in the Vale of Neath
24/10/19
New Primary Care Centre marks bright future for healthcare in the Vale of Neath

Healthcare in the Vale of Neath has been brought into the 21st century with a new primary care centre and pharmacy which will serve thousands of patients for years to come.

Swansea Bay Chief Executive wins second leadership award this year
Swansea Bay Chief Executive wins second leadership award this year
23/10/19
Swansea Bay Chief Executive wins second leadership award this year

Swansea Bay UHB Chief Executive Tracy Myhill’s leadership has been publicly recognised for the second time this year.

Vintage tearoom opens for patients at Gorseinon Hospital
Vintage tearoom opens for patients at Gorseinon Hospital
21/10/19
Vintage tearoom opens for patients at Gorseinon Hospital

Floral bunting, cake stands and china cups aren’t what you would usually expect to find in hospital – unless you’re in Gorseinon that is.

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