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09/05/2022
Patients asked to put pen to paper to help tackle loneliness

A group of GP surgeries in the Lower Swansea Valley is asking its patients for any suggestions for initiatives that may help combat loneliness.

Painting by Bishop Vaughan pupil
Painting by Bishop Vaughan pupil
09/05/2022
Hospital's key workers put in the picture by grateful pupils

If a picture is worth a thousand words then they are all thank yous when it comes to this painting gifted to the staff of Morriston Hospital.

05/05/2022
Sexual health service closed on May 6 and 13 due to staff training

Our sexual health service is going paperless! But it will mean some short-term disruption for patients while our staff train on the new system.

Image shows multiple photographs of a teenager with his hearing aid
Image shows multiple photographs of a teenager with his hearing aid
03/05/2022
New hearing aid is music to teenager's ears

A music-loving teenager can now hear his favourite tracks clearly for the first time thanks to the latest technology available within Swansea Bay.

Pen y Fan
Pen y Fan
29/04/2022
Nurse's shock diagnosis leads to three peaks challenge

Attempting to summit three of south Wales’s highest mountains on the same day would be tough for most people but when you have Multiple Sclerosis, it is a serious prospect indeed.

Cian James
Cian James
27/04/2022
Youngsters with disabilities encouraged to scale sporting success

Children living with disabilities are reaching new heights to overcome any perceived barriers to their being active and enjoying sport.

Debra on a computer with a Cwtch card displayed on the screen
Debra on a computer with a Cwtch card displayed on the screen
25/04/2022
A cwtch is helping to keep elderly people out of hospital after a fall

Changing the way elderly people are cared for after they have fallen has earned a specialist Morriston Hospital service a national award. 

22/04/2022
Florence Nightingale's legacy inspires nurse to take safety into the digital age

Senior nurse Lisa Graham has been awarded a Florence Nightingale Foundation scholarship to develop her plans to improve the safety of patients and staff.

21/04/2022
Singleton Hospital eye care team scores another pioneering first

Suzanne Martin has become the first orthoptist in Wales to train to give sight-saving injections.

Matthew Knight outside the summer house
Matthew Knight outside the summer house
14/04/2022
New summer house set to enhance learning disabilities unit

A Swansea Bay assessment unit, for people with learning disabilities, has improved its facilities thanks to a new summer house.

Image shows a female standing outside a building
Image shows a female standing outside a building
13/04/2022
Britain's first deaf clinical psychologist hopes to inspire the next generation

She has been an inspiration and one of her kind for almost 20 years. Now Britain’s first deaf clinical psychologist is hoping her journey can open the door to others.

A picture of a woman wearing a blouse stood against a wall
A picture of a woman wearing a blouse stood against a wall
12/04/2022
New project helps to spot the early signs of cancer

A group of GP practices has been proactively contacting patients who haven’t attended cancer screenings to discuss their concerns and encourage them to come forward.

Cavell Star
Cavell Star
08/04/2022
Swansea Bay nurse declared a real star by her peers

Colleagues of a Swansea Bay nurse think she is ‘exceptional’ and a nationwide nursing charity agrees.

05/04/2022
Pharmacist's medicinal expertise helps set the standard during Africa visit

A Swansea Bay pharmacist has set the standard and established key practices in the use of medicine including antibiotics during a trip to Africa.

Members of staff gathered on a ward
Members of staff gathered on a ward
01/04/2022
Cardiac staff go the extra mile for people of Ukraine

Staff from the Cardiac Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU) and cardiac theatres will be raising their heart rates as they aim to reach more than 1,500 miles to raise money for the people of Ukraine.

Jo Humphreys playing keyboards and Richard Rees playing drums
Jo Humphreys playing keyboards and Richard Rees playing drums
30/03/2022
Stroke survivor sings the praises of music therapy service

Former singer Richard Rees has regained his voice and the use of his right arm and leg thanks to the Morriston Hospital service.

Members of the team stood outside the GP surgery
Members of the team stood outside the GP surgery
29/03/2022
Virtual wards offer hands-on care closer to home

Read real life case studies where Swansea Bay patients and their families talk about their experiences of virtual wards.

Staff pictured with some of the unused beds
Staff pictured with some of the unused beds
28/03/2022
Unused field hospital beds offered to Swansea Bay communities and Ukrainian refugees

Hundreds of brand new single beds and mattresses which were urgently procured for the Covid-19 field hospitals in Swansea Bay will now be donated to people who really need them.

Image shows staff members in the Neonatal Unit
Image shows staff members in the Neonatal Unit
25/03/2022
First-class delivery at Swansea baby unit makes it one of UK's best

Methods including sealing babies in plastic bags to keep them warm have helped Singleton Hospital’s Neonatal Unit deliver top marks that significantly exceed the UK national average.

Image shows Jonathan Howard, clinical scientist
Image shows Jonathan Howard, clinical scientist
25/03/2022
Cutting-edge 3D technology gives disabled people more independence

Cutting-edge technology, supported by people’s generosity, has helped create customised devices to give disabled people more independence.

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