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Exterior view of Main Entrance to Morriston Hospital.
Exterior view of Main Entrance to Morriston Hospital.
15/01/21
Warning as cardiac patients put off urgent heart scans

Patients who are putting off important heart scans until they get a Covid-19 vaccination risk damaging their health or worse, a worried clinician has warned.

sign for testing
sign for testing
11/01/21
More testing capacity for Swansea Bay region as new testing centre opens in Neath

A walk-through coronavirus testing facility is to open at Milland Road Car Park in Neath as part of the drive to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing in the area.

An image of SBUHB Vice Chair Steve Spill
An image of SBUHB Vice Chair Steve Spill
08/01/21
Steve Spill appointed Vice Chair of Swansea Bay University Health Board

Steve Spill has been appointed as Vice Chair designate of Swansea Bay University Health Board (SBUHB) and will formally take up the Vice Chair post on 17th January.

Collage image of Farah Bhatti, Carol Doggett and Karen Kembery
Collage image of Farah Bhatti, Carol Doggett and Karen Kembery
30/12/20
Frontline staff receive New Year Honours

Wales’ first woman consultant cardiac surgeon and two senior nurses who are all leaders in their fields have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours.

An image of a solar farm
An image of a solar farm
29/12/20
Morriston the first hospital in Wales to develop its own solar farm

Morriston Hospital will become the first in Wales to develop its own full-scale solar farm, at a cost of £5.7 million.

A picture of a frozen turkey
A picture of a frozen turkey
22/12/20
Common Christmas mishaps and how you can help the NHS help you

Falling off stepladders while decking the halls, cutting hands while chopping swedes, breaking toes by dropping a frozen turkey on your foot and children getting toy blocks stuck up their nose, are among the common injuries that see people heading to hospital over Christmas.

A large white marquee is shown in the courtyard of Ysbryd Y Coed.
A large white marquee is shown in the courtyard of Ysbryd Y Coed.
18/12/20
Heated marquees installed for visitors

Hospital patients with dementia will be able to have visits from their loved ones in comfort over the festive period and beyond.

Staff group in hospital garden
Staff group in hospital garden
18/12/20
Winter wonderland opens in Morriston Hospital garden

Occupational and physiotherapy staff have given it a festive makeover with community support

A picture of ITU consultant Peter Matthews
A picture of ITU consultant Peter Matthews
16/12/20
Covid deaths tragically hitting new high in Swansea Bay hospitals

The number of deaths of people who tested positive for Coronavirus in Swansea Bay hospitals has tragically hit a new high.

Three surgeons in blue scrubs and face masks lean over a patient.
Three surgeons in blue scrubs and face masks lean over a patient.
14/12/20
Some planned surgery postponed due to Covid pressures

Some orthopaedic operations are being postponed at Neath Port Talbot Hospital to free up beds and resources for emergency care due to Covid pressures.

NPT Team
NPT Team
11/12/20
Team of champions help patients with learning difficulties face surgery

Meet the award winning Team of Learning Disability Champions in Theatres at Neath Port Talbot Hospital which encapsulates the true spirit of the Swansea Bay UHB’s values

A picture of Beverley Ford
A picture of Beverley Ford
09/12/20
Sad death of health care support worker who tested positive for Covid-19

It is with great sadness that we report the death of a much loved member of staff who had tested positive for Covid-19.

A picture of Keith Reid
A picture of Keith Reid
07/12/20
Catastrophe looms if we don't follow Covid-19 rules, health chief warns

A health expert has warned coronavirus levels in the Swansea Bay area could soon reach catastrophic levels unless people follow the rules on social distancing during the Christmas season.

A picture of Keith Reid
A picture of Keith Reid
04/12/20
Covid loves it when you let your guard down

When Covid infects you, you are blissfully unaware for the first couple of days – but those first 24-48 hours before symptoms show are when you’re at your most infectious. You’ll have passed it on before you even know you’re sick.

A stethoscope lying on green scrubs makes a heart shape.
A stethoscope lying on green scrubs makes a heart shape.
02/12/20
Visiting a patient in our hospitals: Update December 2nd, 2020

VISITING: What is and isn't allowed.

NHS Wales logo
NHS Wales logo
19/11/20
Notice of board meeting - 26th November 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A MEETING OF THE SWANSEA BAY UNIVERSITY HEALTH BOARD WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, 26TH NOVEMBER 2020 IN THE MILLENNUIM ROOM, HEADQUARTERS, ONE TALBOT GATEWAY, BAGLAN, SA12 7BR

HSY logo
HSY logo
19/11/20
Specialist nurse scripts short film to improve insulin safety

A Swansea Bay UHB diabetes specialist nurse has shared in an award following her role in improving the insulin safety knowledge and skills of health care providers across the country

Exterior photo of Gorseinon Hospital.
Exterior photo of Gorseinon Hospital.
06/11/20
Gorseinon Hospital Covid-19 statement

Stringent infection control measures are in place at Gorseinon Hospital to manage an outbreak of Covid-19.

Rachel
Rachel
04/11/20
Lifestyle changes can prevent Type 2 Diabetes

A project led by a Swansea Bay UHB Dietitian, which has dramatically helped prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes, has won a national award

03/11/20
Plea to public as Covid pressures increase on local health and social care services

People in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot are being urged to continue playing their part to keep health and social care services from becoming overwhelmed.

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