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Canine constables in training for their new roles
Canine constables in training for their new roles
23/01/20
Canine constables in training for their new roles

The next generation of canine constables are in training in a disused Swansea Bay hospital.

Patient's boost for breast reconstruction
Patient's boost for breast reconstruction
20/01/20
Patient's boost for breast reconstruction

Jenny Young is on a mission to improve the lives of women who have had mastectomies.

Leanne is first Advanced MS Champion in Wales
Leanne is first Advanced MS Champion in Wales
17/01/20
Leanne is first Advanced MS Champion in Wales

Her own experiences with a chronic condition means it's much more than just a job for her.

Singleton Hospital's dermatology team lands US invite
Singleton Hospital's dermatology team lands US invite
17/01/20
Singleton Hospital's dermatology team lands US invite

The work of Singleton Hospital’s dermatology team in using a new online medical record to make it more convenient for its patients to access ongoing care and medication, has received international recognition

Strengthening our communities from within
Strengthening our communities from within
16/01/20
Strengthening our communities from within

At a time when loneliness and isolation appear to be on the increase, the Cwmtawe Cluster is helping to rebuild a sense of community in the Lower Swansea Valley

Rapid Diagnosis Centre at NPTH reduced cancer diagnosis waiting time by up to 92%
Rapid Diagnosis Centre at NPTH reduced cancer diagnosis waiting time by up to 92%
14/01/20
Rapid Diagnosis Centre at NPTH reduced cancer diagnosis waiting time by up to 92%

A pilot service at Neath Port Talbot Hospital has been found to drastically cut cancer diagnosis waiting times and it is also cost effective

Young people's mental health service nominated for bags of help
Young people's mental health service nominated for bags of help
14/01/20
Young people's mental health service nominated for bags of help

A mental health service for young people has been chosen for Tesco’s Bags of Help community funding scheme.

New role to help people regain their independence
New role to help people regain their independence
09/01/20
New role to help people regain their independence

The Cwmtawe Cluster has a new service that can, quite literally, help people get back on their feet again

Modernising outpatients
Modernising outpatients
09/01/20
Modernising outpatients

Did you know that each year there are over half a million outpatient appointments in our Swansea Bay hospitals? Most of these (around 340K) are patients called back for follow up appointments.

Interns undergo "unbelievable" change just 10 weeks into jobs
Interns undergo "unbelievable" change just 10 weeks into jobs
09/01/20
Interns undergo "unbelievable" change just 10 weeks into jobs

As the Project SEARCH interns move onto their second round of placements, their families reveal how much the work has helped them grow.

Pat on the head for Superstar Seren
Pat on the head for Superstar Seren
09/01/20
Pat on the head for Superstar Seren

Hard working therapy dog Seren has just made her 200th visit to Singleton’s Radiotherapy department, where she visits weekly with her owner Francis Davies to bring smiles to cancer patients.

Dad walks daughter down the aisle despite brain tumour
Dad walks daughter down the aisle despite brain tumour
07/01/20
Dad walks daughter down the aisle despite brain tumour

Macmillan team at Singleton Hospital helps Peter James get to the big day

Fully refurbished Ward 12 reopens after last year's fire
Fully refurbished Ward 12 reopens after last year's fire
06/01/20
Fully refurbished Ward 12 reopens after last year's fire

A ward at Singleton Hospital which was badly damaged in a fire last March is re-opening, following an extensive refurbishment.

Smoking warning for home oxygen users
Smoking warning for home oxygen users
02/01/20
Smoking warning for home oxygen users

Giving up smoking is a good idea for anyone – but for people on home oxygen therapy it’s essential.

Speech and language team has last word at awards
Speech and language team has last word at awards
27/12/19
Speech and language team has last word at awards

Swansea Bay’s speech and language team has given the profession plenty to talk about after picking up a major award

Health board staff awarded for innovative healthcare advancement work
Health board staff awarded for innovative healthcare advancement work
27/12/19
Health board staff awarded for innovative healthcare advancement work

Swansea Bay staff have been recognised for their innovation, compassion and leadership at the 2019 Advancing Healthcare Awards Wales.

Christmas dinner help for stroke patients
Christmas dinner help for stroke patients
23/12/19
Christmas dinner help for stroke patients

Speech and language therapist Sam Lloyd will be out and about on Morriston Hospital’s stroke ward on Christmas morning, helping ensure patients don’t miss out on their opportunity to enjoy a festive dinner.

Over 5,000 patients have used our Common Ailments Scheme
Over 5,000 patients have used our Common Ailments Scheme
23/12/19
Over 5,000 patients have used our Common Ailments Scheme

It offers FREE over-the-counter medications for 26 common conditions.

Special care unit babies come together for Christmas
Special care unit babies come together for Christmas
20/12/19
Special care unit babies come together for Christmas

Some of Swansea Bay’s most adorable residents have been celebrating Christmas with the staff who helped give them the best start in life.

Neonatal unit's videos unite families at Christmas
Neonatal unit's videos unite families at Christmas
20/12/19
Neonatal unit's videos unite families at Christmas

A new video sharing system is helping families with premature babies in hospital to stay in touch this Christmas.

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