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Scrubs 1
Scrubs 1
28/07/2020
A stitch in time... helps the frontline

An army of volunteers has been praised for helping Swansea Bay University Health Board staff scrub up well for the battle against COVID-19

Image of student nurse Megan Ware smiling at camera in purple scrubs
Image of student nurse Megan Ware smiling at camera in purple scrubs
28/07/2020
Student on NHS frontline during Covid-19

A student learning disability nurse has spoken about her “challenging but rewarding” work on the NHS frontline during Covid-19.

23/07/2020
Rosie the rag doll keeps young patients moving through Covid pandemic

Rosie is a surprising face of Swansea Bay’s innovation in the fight against COVID-19

Covid callers
Covid callers
21/07/2020
COVID callers work on engaging patients

A new scheme designed to offer reassurance to newly diagnosed COVID-19 patients in Swansea Bay, via telephone, is being declared a ringing success

A picture of a patient in a bed
A picture of a patient in a bed
17/07/2020
New visiting guidelines

As new Welsh Government guidelines for hospital visiting go live from Monday, 20th July, Swansea Bay UHB is introducing them in a phased way.

Quilt 1
Quilt 1
17/07/2020
Hand-crafted quilt has NHS thanks covered

While some spent their lockdown raising money for the NHS through feats of athletic endurance, Susan Quirk set herself a marathon challenge of a different kind

An image of Ty Olwen
An image of Ty Olwen
17/07/2020
Ty Olwen specialist palliative care inpatient unit reopens

Ty Olwen Inpatient Unit will reopen to provide specialist palliative care and end of life care for admissions from 4 August 2020.

A happy mum and dad with their children and the hamper.
A happy mum and dad with their children and the hamper.
15/07/2020
Food hampers delight families

Hampers containing food, luxury and baby items have been handed out to parents supported by the neonatal outreach service.

An image of Tracy Myhill, CEO
An image of Tracy Myhill, CEO
14/07/2020
Swansea Bay UHB Chief Executive to retire at end of year

Swansea Bay University Health Board’s Chief Executive Tracy Myhill is set to retire at the end of December this year. The announcement follows a personally challenging period for the Chief Executive, prompting a decision to retire earlier than originally planned.

A picture of a blood sample being taken
A picture of a blood sample being taken
13/07/2020
Thousands of education staff tested at Bay Field Hospital

Thousands of education staff in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot have had blood tests at the Bay Field Hospital over the last few weeks to find out if they have antibodies evidencing a previous COVID-19 infection.

10/07/2020
Virtual rounds remotely connect consultants with patients

Swansea Bay’s digital services team has set up a new system – utilising mobile PCs and Microsoft Teams – to make sure doctors who are shielding at home can still see their patients on their daily rounds.

Nurse holding sign
Nurse holding sign
07/07/2020
Morriston unit gets elderly people home

New "mini-ED" just for them opens with the main Emergency Department

Converted ambulance with staff standing alongside
Converted ambulance with staff standing alongside
01/07/2020
Former ambulance back on the road to provide a vital service

It has a new lease of life as a mobile sexual health clinic.

30/06/2020
Cancer patients will get a faster diagnosis thanks to a new multi-million pound scanner.

Waiting lists for patients needing a PET/CT scan for cancer will be reduced as a multi-million pound scanner comes to Swansea Bay.

Nursing staff in the garden
Nursing staff in the garden
30/06/2020
Enjoying a taste of the good life at Neath Port Talbot Hospital

Patients in Neuro Rehabilitation Unit growing a bumper crop of fruit and veg

A small boy with sleeve rolled up gets an injection in his arm.
A small boy with sleeve rolled up gets an injection in his arm.
29/06/2020
Missed vaccinations could lead to measles outbreak

It’s feared some pre-school children may not be receiving their routine vaccinations on time due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

covid testing underway
covid testing underway
26/06/2020
Businesses can get their staff tested for Coronavirus

BUSINESSES in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot are being targeted with advice on how they can get their staff tested for Coronavirus.

Doug Etheridge
Doug Etheridge
25/06/2020
Breast cancer treatment transformed in Swansea

Breakthrough sees radiotherapy sessions reduced from 15 to five

Image shows cartoon man undertaking daily activities such as drinking tea and exercising.
Image shows cartoon man undertaking daily activities such as drinking tea and exercising.
24/06/2020
New self-help guide for Covid recovery is first for Wales

It gives advice on exercise, diet and mental wellbeing.

Esteem awards
Esteem awards
19/06/2020
COVID-19 Response Earns National Award Nominations

Swansea Bay University Health Board (SBUHB) has been rewarded with four nominations for a national award for teams or individuals who are doing outstanding work during the COVID-19 crisis

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