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20/04/2020
Retired Anne supports NHS by sewing for victory

Former NHS worker Anne Jones may have headed off into retirement but she is still doing her bit in the war against Covid 19 on the home front

Emma Woollett, Chair of Swansea Bay University Health Board
Emma Woollett, Chair of Swansea Bay University Health Board
20/04/2020
Emma Woollett appointed Chair of Swansea Bay University Health Board

Emma Woollett will chair Swansea Bay University Health Board for the next four years.

a picture of Jenelyn
a picture of Jenelyn
18/04/2020
Very sad death of a Morriston Hospital healthcare assistant who was being treated for COVID-19

Well-loved Morriston Hospital healthcare assistant Jenelyn Carter died after battling COVID-19.

A picture of Heather Small
A picture of Heather Small
17/04/2020
Emergency Department choir teams up with soul singer Heather Small to perform 'Proud'

Morriston Hospital’s Emergency Department choir will soon be the pride of Britain after filming a video with soul singer Heather Small after footage of the staff performing went viral.

Primary Care 1
Primary Care 1
16/04/2020
Redrawing Primary Care to Support our Communities

Swansea Bay University Health Board’s Primary Care Services have been mobilising in order to continue to operate under new and unprecedented pressures related to the COVID-19 pandemic

An image of Llandarcy field hospital under construction
An image of Llandarcy field hospital under construction
16/04/2020
Work powering ahead at field hospitals – with first one almost ready

The first of two field hospitals providing up to 1,340 temporary beds for residents of Swansea and Neath Port Talbot to support our efforts to respond to Coronavirus is almost ready.

a picture of the dental nurse
a picture of the dental nurse
15/04/2020
Dental nurse very sadly dies after being treated for COVID-19

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of a Swansea dental nurse who was being treated in the intensive care unit at Morriston Hospital. 

Hand holding phone displaying Consultant Connect
Hand holding phone displaying Consultant Connect
10/04/2020
Consultant Connect goes live in record time

App will allow GPs, paramedics and other healthcare professionals to get rapid specialist advice

Dr James Barry outside Morriston Hospital
Dr James Barry outside Morriston Hospital
10/04/2020
Consultants issue urgent message over cardiac concerns

Morriston team's worries that people could be risking their lives during the pandemic

Shelves in a pharmacy 
Shelves in a pharmacy 
09/04/2020
Doctor surgeries and pharmacies to open over Easter

Our GP surgeries and pharmacies have hatched a plan to provide emergency cover over Easter.

sami rainbow
sami rainbow
09/04/2020
Rainbows strike gold with district nurses

Swansea Bay University Health Board employees have penned a special thank you note for all the children who have brought a bit of colour to their day through drawing rainbows

The exterior of the Liberty Stadium.
The exterior of the Liberty Stadium.
08/04/2020
Fast-track health board training kicks off

Training courses to get new and returning health care workers into hospitals quickly as demand rises due to COVID-19 are taking place at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium.

An image of ex Wales Rugby Captain Ryan Jones and his watch after his previous challenge
An image of ex Wales Rugby Captain Ryan Jones and his watch after his previous challenge
08/04/2020
Ryan Jones' garden marathon plants seed for next NHS fundraiser

Hot on the heels of his garden marathon, former Wales’ captain Ryan Jones, is putting his running shoes into retirement and dusting down the lycra for his latest idea to raise money for the NHS.

Image shows a saucepan on fire on the hob. A woman is panicking.
Image shows a saucepan on fire on the hob. A woman is panicking.
08/04/2020
Easter lockdown could turn up heat on busy hospitals

Take care when cooking and don't be tempted to burn waste.

Man unloading equipment out of van
Man unloading equipment out of van
01/04/2020
Tata adds steel to NHS frontline

The team at Tata Steel in Port Talbot have donated personal protective equipment (PPE) for Swansea Bay NHS staff on the frontline treating patients with Coronavirus

A picture of Bay Studios
A picture of Bay Studios
01/04/2020
Work begins on two field hospitals for Swansea and Neath Port Talbot

Work has started on transforming two key sites in the Swansea Bay area into field hospitals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

GP pic
GP pic
01/04/2020
Temporary New base for Swansea Bay's Out of Hours Doctor Service

Swansea Bay’s GP Out of Hours treatment centre has a new temporary home in SA1

a picture of an ipad
a picture of an ipad
31/03/2020
Supporting patients and families through the COVID-19 crisis

With virtually all hospital visiting now stopped in the fight against COVID-19, work is underway to support patients and their families to mitigate the consequences of the move.

Image shows two metal cages full of Amazon parcels.
Image shows two metal cages full of Amazon parcels.
29/03/2020
First Amazon Wish List donations arrive

The nightwear and toiletries will be given out to patients.

RAU staff are ready
RAU staff are ready
27/03/2020
Swansea Bay gets ready for COVID-19

A huge amount of work has taken place to help the health board face the unprecedented challenges posed by the Coronavirus pandemic.

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