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The team sat at a desk in an office
The team sat at a desk in an office
16/02/2024
Virtual ward success inspires new mental health initiative

People are being supported with their mental health issues as part of a new initiative inspired by the virtual ward service.

A sign outside Morriston Hospital with a warning sign in front of it.
A sign outside Morriston Hospital with a warning sign in front of it.
15/02/2024
Exceptional pressures at Morriston Hospital - please help if you can

Update 12:40pm on 16/02/2024 – The Business Continuity Incident at Morriston Hospital has been stood down. But the site remains busy, so please use alternative ways to access urgent care where possible.

CAMHS team 
CAMHS team 
15/02/2024
Young people learn about local support for their wellbeing

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service transferred back to Swansea Bay UHB last year 

Emma sat at a desk holding a leaflet
Emma sat at a desk holding a leaflet
15/02/2024
Mobile hubs deliver dementia support in Swansea Bay communities

Mobile hubs offering support to people affected by dementia are now running in communities throughout Swansea Bay.

a picture of a megaphone
a picture of a megaphone
14/02/2024
Junior Doctors' Industrial Action 21st-24th February 2024 - information for patients

Find out more about how services will be affected.

Mal Pope and Gulliver
Mal Pope and Gulliver
14/02/2024
Mal shares personal heartbreak to support Cwtsh Clos fundraising campaign for families of sick babies

Musician and broadcaster Mal Pope is supporting our Cwtsh Clos campaign to help parents of pre-term and very sick babies in memory of his grandson, Gulliver. Read his story here.

Generic photo of computer 
Generic photo of computer 
13/02/2024
Patient's experience leads to new alert system to improve hospital visits for people with PTSS

Clinicians are now notified to better prepare themselves to treat patients with anxiety disorder 

Image shows a baby in an incubator and another baby holding a ball.
Image shows a baby in an incubator and another baby holding a ball.
09/02/2024
What a difference a year has made for baby Rohan born weighing just 1lb 8oz

A little bundle of joy who was a lot littler than most has come along in leaps and bounds in time for his first birthday.

Image shows a group of people
Image shows a group of people
08/02/2024
Cancer survivor thanks bowel screening test – and his wife - for saving his life

A cancer survivor is urging older people to take a bowel screening test at the earliest opportunity because it could save their life – just like it did for him.

Nicola stood in an office
Nicola stood in an office
07/02/2024
Passion for learning leads to nurse managing her own team

A mum who trained to become a nurse more than a decade into her healthcare career is now managing her own team in Swansea Bay.

Haemophilia team 
Haemophilia team 
06/02/2024
New home for Bleeding Disorders Centre at Singleton Hospital

The Centre which was formerly based in two small rooms will benefit patients with haemophilia and other disorders

03/02/2024
Choir concert hits the perfect note with generous donation to Breast Unit

Patient's family gift nearly £3,000 after organising sell-out choir event.

An image of a child showing their measles rash on their shoulder.
An image of a child showing their measles rash on their shoulder.
02/02/2024
MMR vaccination urged to protect against a rise in measles cases

As cases of measles increase across the UK, Swansea Bay University Health Board is encouraging children, teenagers and adults who have not had two doses of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine to arrange vaccination with their GP as soon as possible.

Image shows a man standing next to a sign
Image shows a man standing next to a sign
02/02/2024
Fundraiser packs his trunks to help raise money for cancer centre

A daring fundraiser is facing his fear of heights and open–water swimming to thank the cancer service that provided care and compassion to a close relative.

Image shows four women wearing skydiving equipment
Image shows four women wearing skydiving equipment
01/02/2024
Fundraising family's sky-high gesture for Tŷ Olwen

A family took to the sky to pay tribute to a thrill-seeking dad and fundraise for the Morriston  service that cared for him during his 11-year cancer battle.

Image shows a group of people standing either side of a medical scanner
Image shows a group of people standing either side of a medical scanner
31/01/2024
New and improved specialised scanner seeing more patients than ever at Singleton Hospital

A highly specialised scanner used to diagnose cancer and other conditions is seeing more patients than ever at Swansea’s Singleton Hospital.

Image shows a woman standing next to a patient sat in a bed
Image shows a woman standing next to a patient sat in a bed
31/01/2024
Food app's success shows patients have appetite for new menu

Empty plates are proving two Swansea Bay hospitals are dishing up even more tasty meals as they stay on course to meet food waste targets.

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Swansea Bay University Health Board
31/01/2024
Leading King's Counsel appointed to oversee review

A leading KC has been appointed to oversee an Independent Review of Maternity and Neonatal services at Swansea Bay University Health Board. 

Children
Children
30/01/2024
Schools to join showcase of support the mental health and well-being of young people

The event at the end of Children's Mental Health Week is the first by CAMHS since it transferred to Swansea Bay UHB. 

Richard sat at his desk
Richard sat at his desk
30/01/2024
Practices awarded for taking action to help the planet

Primary care staff are introducing greener ways of working throughout their Swansea Bay practices.

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