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Swansea Bay Health News

 

Jersey
Jersey
02/12/2022
Health board charity hopes for big result from jersey raffle

Swansea Bay Health Charity is offering Welsh football supporters the opportunity to really stand out in the Red Wall – through winning a jersey signed by the team.

ICC team
ICC team
30/11/2022
BHF funding offers hope for inherited cardiac conditions patients

A team from Swansea Bay, which helped pioneer a family screening service for inherited heart muscle conditions in Wales, has welcomed news a major research investment.

Image shows a man standing in front of a television
Image shows a man standing in front of a television
23/11/2022
Father enjoys quality family time again thanks to brain injury service

A father with limited arm and hand movements after a brain injury is once more playing video games with his children thanks to the care and thoughtfulness of the Swansea Bay team who treated him, and the generosity of a local business.

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Swansea Bay University Health Board
22/11/2022
Notice of board meeting - 24th November 2022

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of Swansea Bay University Health Board will be held on Thursday, 24 November 2022 at 12.15pm via YouTube livestream.

A man wearing a mask and sat at a desk
A man wearing a mask and sat at a desk
21/11/2022
Public reminded antibiotics may do more harm than good against seasonal viruses

As we approach the winter, people are being reminded that antibiotics may not be the answer in combatting seasonal illnesses.

18/11/2022
Surgeon reattaches joiner's thumb after saw accident

A joiner has given a relieved thumbs up to the Swansea Bay surgeon whose skill has enabled him to do just that after he cut it off in a workplace accident.

Carly Porter
Carly Porter
16/11/2022
HIV – get tested, get peace of mind

The sooner you get tested for HIV, the sooner your condition can be treated if you prove positive.

Image shows a group of women
Image shows a group of women
09/11/2022
Runner puts in hard yards to help brain injury service that treated best friend

A keen runner inspired by her best friend’s recovery from a car accident has raised nearly £2,500 to help the rehabilitation of brain injury patients.

Ellie
Ellie
08/11/2022
Ellie has a ball highlighting warning signs of diabetes

Ellie Lane was enjoying pantomime Swansea Grand Theatre when she received a call telling her she needed go to hospital immediately.

Image shows a group of people 
Image shows a group of people 
04/11/2022
Audiology service transformation means quicker specialist access for patients

A major transformation of Swansea Bay’s primary care audiology services will deliver quicker specialist access for patients all across Swansea and Neath Port Talbot, and help free up GP time.

Clydach Dementia Group
Clydach Dementia Group
04/11/2022
New group offers dementia support in Swansea Valley

A new group offering support for people living with dementia and their carers has been set up in the Swansea Valley.

A man in a dentist
A man in a dentist
02/11/2022
Thousands of new patients to be offered dental appointments

Around 28,000 new patients are set to be offered appointments at dental practices in Swansea Bay by April 2023.

Mari Harris and Barry Spedding with the MRI model in the background
Mari Harris and Barry Spedding with the MRI model in the background
28/10/2022
Miniature MRI makes child's play of scary scans for youngsters in hospital

When you have two model staff working on the same hospital team you could say it’s a small world – and you’d be right in more ways than one.

 

A woman standing with mountains in the background
A woman standing with mountains in the background
21/10/2022
Rapid diagnosis helped put Helen's mind at rest on road to recovery

A woman who once conquered the world’s tallest free-standing mountain was left struggling to walk her dog after being diagnosed with long Covid.

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<div><br></div><div><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Image shows a woman at a desk</span><br></div>
21/10/2022
Funfair proves a big hit with patients and staff

Hook a duck, ring toss and tin can alley aren’t usual methods of treatment, but they proved the perfect tonic when an old-fashioned funfair rolled up at Neath Port Talbot Hospital.

Three women in scrubs stood outside a hospital
Three women in scrubs stood outside a hospital
20/10/2022
Care and support delivered to mums-to-be thanks to dual clinic

A new clinic has drastically reduced the number of appointments needed for expectant mothers with epilepsy.

HWB
HWB
18/10/2022
Burns patient's stark warning about the potential dangers of hot water bottles

A burns patient has issued a warning to anyone thinking of reaching for a hot water bottle this winter as the fuel crisis bites.

Piers 1
Piers 1
14/10/2022
Lab technician who caught Covid during pandemic issues vaccination plea

A Swansea Bay NHS worker who faces an uncertain future having developed complications following Covid is urging people to get the autumn booster vaccination.

A woman standing outside a hospital wearing scrubs
A woman standing outside a hospital wearing scrubs
13/10/2022
Prescribing more targeted antibiotics helps to reduce risk of resistance

Staff in Swansea Bay are prescribing antibiotics in a more targeted way to help reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance and unpleasant side effects in patients.

12/10/2022
Heart surgeon gives up hols to operate on Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Family holidays are taking a back seat to saving lives for a Swansea surgeon who spent his summer in Pakistan operating on poor people including Afghan refugees.

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