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A picture of Hazel Powell, who has been named in a list of the 75 most influential nurses
A picture of Hazel Powell, who has been named in a list of the 75 most influential nurses
04/07/2023
NHS@75... Swansea Bay's Hazel named among Nursing Times' 75 most influential nurses

A senior member of Swansea Bay’s nursing team has been named among the UK’s 75 most influential nurses in a prestigious list marking this week’s NHS 75th birthday.

Image shows a man
Image shows a man
04/07/2023
Cardiac patient praises teams as NHS celebrates 75th birthday

As the NHS celebrates its 75th anniversary, a cardiac patient who has just had replacement stents fitted more than a decade after his first set has said a big thank you to the teams behind his care.

Dindi Gill in EMRTS flying suit
Dindi Gill in EMRTS flying suit
03/07/2023
Consultant who helped Welsh flying doctors take flight says goodbye

Dindi Gill made the case for EMRTS which brings A&E skills to scene of accidents 

<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Duo Huw Chidgey and Mel Crew </span>
<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Duo Huw Chidgey and Mel Crew </span>
03/07/2023
The doctor will jam for you now

Music is proving to be a hit with patients and staff in Neath Port Talbot Hospital.

Caswell Unit staff making use of digital tech
Caswell Unit staff making use of digital tech
02/07/2023
VR unlocks horizons for patients

Virtual reality (VR) is helping patients in a secure hospital unit experience the great outdoors.

Image shows a group of people holding a banner inside a hospital
Image shows a group of people holding a banner inside a hospital
30/06/2023
Charity's scanner donation will play an important role in cancer diagnoses

A scanner that will play a vital role in detecting cancer is on its way to Neath Port Talbot Hospital – and it hasn’t cost the NHS a penny.

A group of people on a tree-lined pavement taking part in a parkrun
A group of people on a tree-lined pavement taking part in a parkrun
30/06/2023
Join the NHS@75 parkrun... and give our charity a boost

As part of July's celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of the NHS, Swansea Bay parkrun is dedicating both the senior and junior runs on July 8/9th to our health service.

A picture of the seating
A picture of the seating
29/06/2023
New outdoor spaces at Swansea Bay hospitals commemorate the pandemic

A poignant and lasting outdoor tribute to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot is being unveiled from this week, beginning with a special event in Morriston Hospital.

Paula stood with a number of colleagues
Paula stood with a number of colleagues
29/06/2023
Boost for district nurses will make it easier to receive care at home

Swansea Bay’s team of district nurses is set to expand, making it even easier for patients to be cared for at home.

Members of staff stood near ICU
Members of staff stood near ICU
27/06/2023
Staff thanked for their care towards respected paramedic

Family and friends of a respected paramedic who passed away with Covid have generously given back to the unit which cared for him.

Cheryl and Jo standing inside a GP surgery
Cheryl and Jo standing inside a GP surgery
27/06/2023
Rollout sees more patients than ever benefiting from virtual wards

More patients than ever across Swansea Bay are benefiting from a service which provides care in their own homes rather than in hospital.

Image shows a woman and man sitting on a bench
Image shows a woman and man sitting on a bench
26/06/2023
Staff express themselves through art to boost mental health and wellbeing

A ground-breaking Swansea Bay service which uses art as a platform to tackle mental health, wellbeing and trauma among staff has been shortlisted for a national award.

Image shows a patient with a surgeon pictured outside a hospital room
Image shows a patient with a surgeon pictured outside a hospital room
26/06/2023
First keyhole spinal op in Swansea Bay sees patient back home the same day

Keyhole surgery for people with a debilitating spinal condition has been carried out for the first time in Swansea Bay.

23/06/2023
Filipino nursing dynasty going from strength to strength

A second generation Filipino nurse is literally going from strength to strength in Swansea Bay after breaking a powerlifting record.

Image shows patient Jason sat on a sofa next to therapy dog Billie.
Image shows patient Jason sat on a sofa next to therapy dog Billie.
23/06/2023
Billie offers patients a paw-scription for happiness

The therapy dog has become a regular fixture at the Hafod y Wennol unit for people with learning disabilities.

Image shows a group of people outside a hospital, with a Cuddle Cot
Image shows a group of people outside a hospital, with a Cuddle Cot
23/06/2023
Parents donate cuddle cot to allow grieving families to create precious memories

Parents who have lost a baby are supporting others going through the same devastating experience to create precious memories of their own.

Image shows a group of people sat around a table
Image shows a group of people sat around a table
23/06/2023
Event celebrates sacrifices made by overseas nurses

International nurses who have made big sacrifices and uprooted their lives to work in Swansea Bay were celebrated at a special event.

Patient Tracy pictured sitting at desk talking to pharmacist Kerys Thomas.
Patient Tracy pictured sitting at desk talking to pharmacist Kerys Thomas.
22/06/2023
Annual MOT-style reviews launched for heart failure patients

Thousands will receive an extra check up to help keep the chronic condition under control.

Image shows the eight team members standing together outside.
Image shows the eight team members standing together outside.
21/06/2023
Gym goers offered help with common problem

Stress incontinence can be cured or greatly improved.

Image shows three women standing in front of theatre equipment
Image shows three women standing in front of theatre equipment
21/06/2023
Theatre staff take leading role in producing energy and financial savings

Switched on Swansea Bay theatre staff are making considerable energy and financial savings by turning off specialist equipment when they are not in use.

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