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Image shows a midwife,in uniform, smiling into the camera
Image shows a midwife,in uniform, smiling into the camera
09/10/2023
When parents lose their baby, specialist bereavement midwife Christie-Ann is there to support them

Specialist bereavement midwife Christie-Ann Lang and many of the parents she has supported are marking Baby Loss Awareness Week this week.

Image shows a smiling woman standing outside a house
Image shows a smiling woman standing outside a house
06/10/2023
First person in Wales to get cancer wonder drug is given the all-clear

Carrie Downey, from Port Talbot, was diagnosed a year ago but tests have shown there is no longer any evidence of the disease.

05/10/2023
Swansea Bay father and daughter team up to save lives by creating UK-wide safety course

Paul and Jordan Lee work in their spare time to devise definitive NHS e-learning course after fears over medical gas and cylinder safety.

Decky
Decky
03/10/2023
Rugby tournament helps tackle heart conditions

A rugby tournament set up in the memory of a young rugby player, to raise funds to support patients and families affected by inherited cardiac conditions, is going from strength to strength.

Image shows a woman
Image shows a woman
03/10/2023
Nurse helps lead significant change in pressure ulcer assessments across Wales

A Swansea Bay nurse is helping change the way pressure ulcers in specific patients are dealt with throughout Wales to avoid unnecessary pain and harm.

Image shows two radiotherapists in a radiotherapy treatment room
Image shows two radiotherapists in a radiotherapy treatment room
02/10/2023
New role will help counter national shortage of cancer specialists

Rebecca Lloyd will become a consultant radiographer - the first role of its kind in Swansea Bay.

Image shows a baby clasping an adult
Image shows a baby clasping an adult
28/09/2023
Birth centre and home birth service to be reinstated after £750,000 investment

The investment over two years includes the recruitment of 35 extra staff.

Four Burns Club members outside Burns Centre 
Four Burns Club members outside Burns Centre 
28/09/2023
Landmark anniversary for club which provides support for young burns victims - including the scars that cannot be seen

The Welsh Dragon Burns Club provides support, and trips away, for people who have undergone a burn's injury 

Leanne Donovan
Leanne Donovan
27/09/2023
Master's degree rings up success for call handler who retrained as a nurse

A former NHS Direct call handler has become a leading expert in dementia after taking the bold step to retrain.

Staff stood in front of the bus
Staff stood in front of the bus
27/09/2023
Staff experience reality of living with autism and dementia

Primary care and community staff in Swansea Bay have experienced first-hand what life is like for people living with autism and dementia.

Three women stood outside a GP surgery
Three women stood outside a GP surgery
26/09/2023
Specialist role helps support families and improve children's well-being

Meet the health liaison officer who is the link between health and social care to help improve children’s well-being in Neath Port Talbot.

The palliative care paramedics stood outside
The palliative care paramedics stood outside
25/09/2023
Palliative care paramedics shortlisted for national award

The UK’s first team of specialist paramedics who provide palliative and end of life care has been shortlisted for a national award.

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Swansea Bay University Health Board
21/09/2023
Notice of board meeting - 28th September 2023

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of Swansea Bay University Health Board will be held on Thursday, 28 September 2023 at 11.15pm, via YouTube livestream. 

EMRTS crew and charity donor in front of helicopter 
EMRTS crew and charity donor in front of helicopter 
21/09/2023
Motorcyclist paralysed in road accident collects clothing from fellow bikers to help emergency services training

Old motorcycle leathers and helmets will be used by responders in simulated road traffic accidents 

A doctor smiling outside the entrance to Morriston Hospital in Swansea
A doctor smiling outside the entrance to Morriston Hospital in Swansea
20/09/2023
Swansea Bay consultant playing vital role in helping the NHS recruit international medics

Dr Tal Anjum has been working in spare time since 2017 to help match staff with vacancies 

Image shows a group of clinicians standing in a radiotherapy treatment room
Image shows a group of clinicians standing in a radiotherapy treatment room
20/09/2023
Swansea cancer centre first in Wales to take part in proton beam therapy trial

The South West Wales Cancer Centre at Singleton Hospital has already recruited its first two patients for the PARABLE trial

19/09/2023
Mum's half and half hospital thanks

A relieved mother has run two half marathons to say a whole lot of thanks to the NHS staff who saved her daughter’s life.

Image shows a group of people in a field
Image shows a group of people in a field
19/09/2023
Project is bearing the fruit – and veg – of its labour by unearthing first harvest

A project aiming to supply Morriston Hospital with fruit and vegetables has moved a step closer after unearthing its first harvest of crops.

Kath (large pic)
Kath (large pic)
18/09/2023
Staff produce video to promote organ donation discussions

It always starts, of course, with the precious donation of an organ to help a stranger. 

Julie and colleagues outside one of the hospitals
Julie and colleagues outside one of the hospitals
15/09/2023
Swansea pharmacist supports hospitals to prescribe safely during Africa visit

A Swansea Bay pharmacist has visited hospitals in Africa to teach them about the importance of using antibiotics sensibly.

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