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Image shows a woman and man
23/09/2022
Record-breaking LOV Awards 2022 highlights staff achievements

The 2022 Living Our Values Awards set new records in the health board’s showcase event at Swansea Arena, as nominees gathered for the first in-person event since the pandemic.

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Swansea Bay University Health Board
22/09/2022
Notice of board meeting - 29th September 2022

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of Swansea Bay University Health Board will be held on Thursday, 29th September 2022 at 12.15pm via YouTube livestream. 

Two women and a man standing on a patch of grass
Two women and a man standing on a patch of grass
21/09/2022
Clinic cuts wait times for diagnosis and prevents future hospital admissions

A new community clinic is helping to diagnose people with lung conditions quickly and will prevent hospital admissions in future.

Decky main
Decky main
21/09/2022
Annual memorial rugby tournament passes £30,000 to help tackle genetic heart conditions

An annual rugby tournament which supports a life-saving cardiac service at Morriston Hospital is going from strength to strength.

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Image shows a man
20/09/2022
Director of Nursing declared a shining light after Star award

After spending more than 40 years laying down foundations to help his colleagues shine, Gareth Howells has been identified as a star in his own right.

13/09/2022
Bank Holiday Monday 19th September - changes to our services

In light of the bank holiday on Monday, 19th September, for the State Funeral of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, there will be some changes to our services on the day.

Jacob
Jacob
06/09/2022
Artist turned support worker enjoys sell-out Soho show 

If support worker Jacob Taylor draws a picture for anyone he cares for, they would be well advised to keep it safe, as it could be worth quite a bit one day.

Two women wearing scrubs standing outside
Two women wearing scrubs standing outside
06/09/2022
Nurses' role helps keep people healthy and at home

Meet the nurses who visit patients across Swansea to help keep them out of hospital.

05/09/2022
Neath GP develops website to signpost mental health support

A Neath GP is developing an online directory of mental health support – and it’s proving really popular.

Cyclists taking part in Jiffy
Cyclists taking part in Jiffy
05/09/2022
Jiffy leads cyclists in 50 mile fundraising ride for cancer charities

The former Welsh rugby raises funds for Velindre and South West Wales Cancer Centre

Audiology team
Audiology team
05/09/2022
Praise for Swansea Bay's paediatric audiology team

Being told your baby is deaf must be heart-breaking but Tara Thomas is full of praise for the way Swansea Bay’s audiology team has helped her daughter adjust.

Dean Harris 1
Dean Harris 1
05/09/2022
Family raises £20K for cancer research in Swansea Bay

The family of a former Morriston Hospital patient has gone to great lengths – including cycling from south to north Wales in record time - to raise over £20,000 for cancer research in Swansea Bay.  

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Image shows a man
05/09/2022
Robert Croft bowled over by treatment that "kept my mum alive"

Former Glamorgan and England cricketer Robert Croft has paid tribute to the NHS’ team-work which he says kept his mother alive.

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harp
01/09/2022
Harpist helps promote harmony in mother and baby unit

A new initiative in Swansea Bay, aimed at strengthening the bond between new mothers and their babies through music, really does pull on the harp strings.

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Image shows a man
26/08/2022
Ashley's taking recovery step by step a year after leaving hospital

Just one year ago, keen photographer Ashley Lovering had to be carried up the steps to his apartment because he was too poorly to climb them.

Nathan Ford is undergoing a rehabilitation programme after seriously injuring himself during a triathlon 
Nathan Ford is undergoing a rehabilitation programme after seriously injuring himself during a triathlon 
25/08/2022
Paralysed triathlete taking steps on his journey of rehabilitation

Nathan Ford suffered life-threatening injuries during a triathlon but has been working hard at his rehabilitation 

Two women standing on grass outside
Two women standing on grass outside
19/08/2022
New service offers food for thought to people with IBS

A new service to help relieve irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms is now available to patients at GP practices across Swansea Bay.

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Image shows a man standing 
16/08/2022
Ben fulfils DJ dream with Escape opportunity

Swapping the hospital reception desk for his DJ decks will see Ben Vincent fulfil a dream this weekend in front of thousands of music fans.

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Image shows two men and a woman in front of a flower bed
12/08/2022
Hospital's flower power proves big success with patients

A summer of sun and extra flower beds have blossomed into the perfect partnership for patients’ wellbeing at Singleton Hospital.

05/08/2022
Computer system outage affecting 111 and out of hours GP

There is a major outage of a computer system that is used to refer patients from NHS 111 Wales to out-of-hours GP providers. This system is used by local health boards to coordinate these services for patients. The ongoing outage is significant and has been far reaching, impacting each of the four nations in the UK.

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