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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.

20/06/2023
Patients encouraged to be seen as partners

Podiatry care in Swansea Bay has moved up a step up by placing patients firmly at the centre of their treatment.

Brain injury unit bike riders
Brain injury unit bike riders
19/06/2023
Motorcyclist getting back in the saddle after traffic accident to thank brain injury unit

Darren Lewis suffered a serious brain injury after crashing his motorbike but is now training to complete a cycle ride to raise funds for the unit which is helping him in his rehab

19/06/2023
Lab team clocks up the miles in thanks to volunteer bikers

A team of Morriston Hospital staff has gone an extra six miles to mark a special anniversary of its partnership with two-wheeled volunteers

Image shows a nurse smiling into the camera outside a hospital
Image shows a nurse smiling into the camera outside a hospital
16/06/2023
Caitlin using her own experience as a deaf nurse to help others

After overcoming the challenges posed by Covid, nurse Caitlin Tanner has developed a care plan for patients with hearing aids or cochlear implants.

Three women wearing scrubs stood on a hospital ward
Three women wearing scrubs stood on a hospital ward
16/06/2023
Falls initiative to be extended to more hospital wards

A move to turn the tide on the number of patients falling in Morriston Hospital has been such a success it will be rolled out further.

A picture of the Health Minister opening the new theatres
A picture of the Health Minister opening the new theatres
15/06/2023
New theatre complex at Neath Port Talbot Hospital is officially opened

Health Minister Eluned Morgan unveils the plaque at the offical opening of our new theatre complex on 15th June 2023.

Image shows a group of smiling hospital staff with an award and celebratory cake.
Image shows a group of smiling hospital staff with an award and celebratory cake.
14/06/2023
Cardiac service pioneered at Morriston clocks up 1,000th patient and wins UK recognition

Morriston became the first hospital in Wales to introduce transcatheter aortic valve implantation – TAVI - in 2009.

Clydach councillor Matthew Bailey hands the award to Belinda Gardiner
Clydach councillor Matthew Bailey hands the award to Belinda Gardiner
14/06/2023
Friendships forged in former blacksmiths shed credited with saving lives

A Swansea Bay mental health champion has heaped a shed-load of praise on a community well-being project.

Sowndarya and Demi stood in front of a glass door
Sowndarya and Demi stood in front of a glass door
09/06/2023
Well-being service helps support young people in need

A group of GP surgeries in Swansea are helping to improve young people’s mental health and well-being by offering support tailored to them.

Image shows three hospital staff each with a feeding tube in their nose
Image shows three hospital staff each with a feeding tube in their nose
09/06/2023
Staff have nasal feeding tubes inserted to find out how it feels for their patients

Dedicated staff went to unusual lengths to find out how their patients feel – by having a feeding tube inserted from their nose down to their stomach.

08/06/2023
Third Jiffy's Cancer 50 Challenge is bigger and better than ever

Jiffy’s Cancer 50 Challenge is back for a third year and this time it’s bigger than ever.

Blog Eng
Blog Eng
05/06/2023
Thomas' doubtful half marathon blog

Swansea Bay comms officer Geraint Thomas is hoping to complete a half marathon for our health charity.

Image shows four women
Image shows four women
05/06/2023
Highlighting the effort, commitment and impact of our wonderful volunteers

Their roles vary from providing emotional support and advice for parents on the neonatal unit to transporting medicine to the homes of vulnerable patients – there’s no doubt Swansea Bay’s volunteers are worth their weight in gold.

01/06/2023
Industrial action - information for patients

The Royal College of Nursing has announced national strike action, which will affect services in Swansea Bay UHB on Tuesday 6th June and Wednesday 7th June.

31/05/2023
Swansea Bay skin care expert's top tips for staying safe in the sun this summer

A Swansea Bay skin care expert is aiming to educate people about common skin cancer myths to help them stay safe in the sun this summer.

Image shows two men
Image shows two men
31/05/2023
Boost for children's services with new staffing model

A significant transformation within Swansea Bay’s paediatric consultant workforce aims to deliver even better care for children, and improve staff wellbeing.

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