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Swansea Bay Health News

 

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Swansea Bay University Health Board
30/09/2021
Notice of board meeting - 7th October 2021

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of Swansea Bay University Health Board will be held on Thursday, 7 October at 11.45am via YouTube livestream.

Cara
Cara
30/09/2021
Cluster's new health and wellbeing initiative in wake of Covid

The Cwmtawe Cluster – a group of three GP practices in the Lower Swansea Valley – is introducing a new service aimed at helping those with complex health and wellbeing issues, made more urgent by the pandemic.

Steve Greenfield and Helen Dean in Enfys Ward
Steve Greenfield and Helen Dean in Enfys Ward
29/09/2021
State-of-the-art stroke unit proposed for Morriston Hospital

An acute hub is also included in the health board's proposals for the Swansea hospital

A picture of a teddy bear
A picture of a teddy bear
29/09/2021
Rise in number of children with Covid-19 admitted to hospital in Swansea Bay

Almost as many children aged 15 and under have been in hospital with Covid-19 in Swansea Bay over the last three months than the whole of the rest of the pandemic.

Singleton Hospital
Singleton Hospital
28/09/2021
Another big investment in the South West Wales Cancer Centre

One of the linear accelerators at the Singleton Hospital centre will be replaced at a cost of £4 million

Jan Worthing outside Singleton Hospital
Jan Worthing outside Singleton Hospital
27/09/2021
Flagship hospital could play vital role in tackling record-high surgical waiting lists

Proposals envisage Singleton Hospital as Swansea Bay's Centre of Excellence for planned surgery.

HQ pond with floating islands
HQ pond with floating islands
21/09/2021
Pond oasis to boost staff well-being

Staff in Swansea Bay’s headquarters can benefit from an environmental project to help promote well-being.

Poems 1
Poems 1
21/09/2021
Mental health nurses' pandemic experiences used as muse for poems

Three mental health nurses from Cefn Coed Hospital have turned to poetry to process their emotions of working through the pandemic.

Swansea Bay University Health Board and Swansea Council logos
Swansea Bay University Health Board and Swansea Council logos
14/09/2021
Keeping Swansea Bay's schools safe

Measures used in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot schools last term are to be retained.

Kathryn Gooding
Kathryn Gooding
14/09/2021
Meet one of the nurses who talks to families on the 'most difficult days of their lives'

As a member of our organ donation team an important part of Kathryn Gooding’s job is to help save lives by having difficult conversations many of us would rather shy away from.

Madison Shaddick
Madison Shaddick
13/09/2021
Yoga classes aim to ease symptoms and keep wait times flowing

A group of GP surgeries in Swansea is now offering yoga classes in a bid to improve patients’ symptoms.

07/09/2021
Neath Port Talbot Hospital proposal will cut through orthopaedic surgery waits

There’s nothing worse than a long wait for surgery – unless it’s having your operation postponed at the very last minute.

End of Life Care team
End of Life Care team
06/09/2021
Caring approach at end of life

Swansea Bay University Health Board is enhancing services and support for patients receiving palliative and end of life care and their families.

Virtual Waiting Room 2
Virtual Waiting Room 2
31/08/2021
Hospital test drives new virtual waiting room in patients' cars

With Covid restrictions still very much in place in Morriston Hospital, a new scheme has been introduced to speed up outpatient traffic by asking patients to wait in the comfort of their own cars.

Cardiac team
Cardiac team
31/08/2021
Genetic cardiac testing service made permanent

A life-saving service which was funded as a pilot in Swansea Bay has now secured NHS funding because of its success.

26/08/2021
Prioritisation for urgently needed blood tests

NHS services are currently affected by an international shortage of blood collection tubes used for taking some blood samples (blood tests).

A picture of a woman having a drink
A picture of a woman having a drink
25/08/2021
Stay safe when socialising – Covid cases are on the increase in Swansea Bay

People are being urged to take care when they are out socialising, as Covid cases are taking off again in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Swansea Bay University Health Board
20/08/2021
Cornwall music festival: 56 Swansea Bay Covid cases

Music lovers from Swansea and Neath Port Talbot who attended the recent 50,000-strong Boardmasters music festival in Cornwall are being urged to get tested for Covid-19 straight away if they feel ill.

Picture of Philip Jones of Specsavers in Swansea
Picture of Philip Jones of Specsavers in Swansea
20/08/2021
Wait for sight-saving vision checks cut to just weeks

Community optometrists have taken pressure off hospital ophthalmology services by checking hundreds of people for conditions that could cause sight loss.

The National Lymphoedema team
The National Lymphoedema team
19/08/2021
Heavens above – Lymphoedema award is out of this world!

A Swansea Bay University Health Board team is celebrating an astronomical achievement. 

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