Swansea Bay Health News

 

An image of Tracy Myhill, CEO
An image of Tracy Myhill, CEO
14/07/20
Swansea Bay UHB Chief Executive to retire at end of year

Swansea Bay University Health Board’s Chief Executive Tracy Myhill is set to retire at the end of December this year. The announcement follows a personally challenging period for the Chief Executive, prompting a decision to retire earlier than originally planned.

A picture of a blood sample being taken
A picture of a blood sample being taken
13/07/20
Thousands of education staff tested at Bay Field Hospital

Thousands of education staff in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot have had blood tests at the Bay Field Hospital over the last few weeks to find out if they have antibodies evidencing a previous COVID-19 infection.

Nurse holding sign
Nurse holding sign
07/07/20
Morriston unit gets elderly people home

New "mini-ED" just for them opens with the main Emergency Department

Converted ambulance with staff standing alongside
Converted ambulance with staff standing alongside
01/07/20
Former ambulance back on the road to provide a vital service

It has a new lease of life as a mobile sexual health clinic.

30/06/20
Cancer patients will get a faster diagnosis thanks to a new multi-million pound scanner.

Waiting lists for patients needing a PET/CT scan for cancer will be reduced as a multi-million pound scanner comes to Swansea Bay.

Nursing staff in the garden
Nursing staff in the garden
30/06/20
Enjoying a taste of the good life at Neath Port Talbot Hospital

Patients in Neuro Rehabilitation Unit growing a bumper crop of fruit and veg

A small boy with sleeve rolled up gets an injection in his arm.
A small boy with sleeve rolled up gets an injection in his arm.
29/06/20
Missed vaccinations could lead to measles outbreak

It’s feared some pre-school children may not be receiving their routine vaccinations on time due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

covid testing underway
covid testing underway
26/06/20
Businesses can get their staff tested for Coronavirus

BUSINESSES in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot are being targeted with advice on how they can get their staff tested for Coronavirus.

Doug Etheridge
Doug Etheridge
25/06/20
Breast cancer treatment transformed in Swansea

Breakthrough sees radiotherapy sessions reduced from 15 to five

Image shows cartoon man undertaking daily activities such as drinking tea and exercising.
Image shows cartoon man undertaking daily activities such as drinking tea and exercising.
24/06/20
New self-help guide for Covid recovery is first for Wales

It gives advice on exercise, diet and mental wellbeing.

Esteem awards
Esteem awards
19/06/20
COVID-19 Response Earns National Award Nominations

Swansea Bay University Health Board (SBUHB) has been rewarded with four nominations for a national award for teams or individuals who are doing outstanding work during the COVID-19 crisis

The Health Board's logo
The Health Board's logo
18/06/20
Notice of board meeting - 25th June 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A MEETING OF THE SWANSEA BAY UNIVERSITY HEALTH BOARD WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, JUNE 25 2020 IN THE MILLENNIUM ROOM, HEADQUARTERS, ONE TALBOT GATEWAY, BAGLAN, SA12 7BR.

Rachel Harford, Ian Blyth
Rachel Harford, Ian Blyth
18/06/20
Dozens of patients in Swansea join up for Covid-19 trial

People hospitalised in Morriston and Singleton agree to test drugs to treat the virus

A picture of Emma Woollett and Tracy Myhill
A picture of Emma Woollett and Tracy Myhill
17/06/20
A thank you message from the Chair and Chief Executive of Swansea Bay UHB

A thank you from Emma Woollett and Tracy Myhill, for our community's support for the NHS during the pandemic.

Singleton Hospital
Singleton Hospital
16/06/20
Concern after cancer referrals drop by two-thirds

Swansea specialist urges people with symptoms to contact their GP

Jonathan Cubitt, Sarah Hemington-Gorse
Jonathan Cubitt, Sarah Hemington-Gorse
15/06/20
Swansea team pioneers new technique for skin cancer procedure

World-first success means life-saving service can continue during pandemic

Non Evans
Non Evans
12/06/20
Sporting stars back virtual call for youngsters to get active

Some GP surgeries in Swansea are taking a leaf out of Joe Wicks’s book by offering virtual tips on fitness for youngsters

Image shows five hands clasped together in a circle.
Image shows five hands clasped together in a circle.
11/06/20
Study looks at pandemic's effect on mental health

Researchers behind a major new study charting how the people of Wales have coped with coronavirus are appealing for volunteers to share their experiences.

11/06/20
From hearing tests to aiding the NHS frontline.

“If someone had told me this time last year that in 2020 I would be working on a Covid ward, I would have, respectfully, told them – they had lost the plot.” 

Alison Lewis, Craig Dyer, Carys Walters
Alison Lewis, Craig Dyer, Carys Walters
05/06/20
New team provides support for Covid patients at home

Other respiratory patients helped through new way of working

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