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Image shows five staff members stood around an empty bed in a cubicle in the Discharge Lounge.
Image shows five staff members stood around an empty bed in a cubicle in the Discharge Lounge.
20/07/2023
Hospital 'check out' service frees up beds

While not a new concept, the Discharge Lounge is now in a conveniently-located home right next to the main hospital entrance.

Image shows a man leaning against a wall
Image shows a man leaning against a wall
20/07/2023
Charity bike ride goes the extra mile to help fund key cancer research

An annual charity bike ride is helping to fund key research in Swansea Bay into the treatment of cancer patients and reducing side effects caused by radiotherapy.

Alison sitting at a desk
Alison sitting at a desk
19/07/2023
Pharmacists extend skills to help deliver more care in the community

Community pharmacies are working in more ways than ever to make it easier for people to receive care closer to home.

Nasiba and Paul stood in front of a wall
Nasiba and Paul stood in front of a wall
18/07/2023
New roles to help prevent homelessness in Swansea Bay

A dedicated new team is working with a variety of partners to help prevent homelessness across Swansea Bay.

Barry Spedding
Barry Spedding
18/07/2023
New super-fast MRI scanner goes live in Swansea hospital

A new state of the art MRI scanner is online in Morriston Hospital and already benefitting patients.

Isabella holds a sign saying Hip Hip Hooray I Rang The Bell Today.
Isabella holds a sign saying Hip Hip Hooray I Rang The Bell Today.
17/07/2023
Inspiring Isabella rings bell to mark the end of gruelling treatment

She became the very first patient to ring a bell which has been installed at Morriston’s paediatric oncology shared care unit (POSCU), marking the end of her treatment.

St Joseph
St Joseph
14/07/2023
Blooming thousands raised for cancer care from sunflowers grown by school pupils

St Joseph's school in Clydach has raised more than £65,000 for the South West Wales Cancer Centre at Singleton Hospital

Image shows a woman sat behind a flower bed
Image shows a woman sat behind a flower bed
14/07/2023
Plants and peace give patients perfect setting in hospital's secret garden

Elderly patients are proving to be busy bees by making the most of the plants and peace in a ‘secret garden’ at Gorseinon Hospital.

A man on one of the virtual sessions
A man on one of the virtual sessions
12/07/2023
Opera sessions help long Covid patients hit high notes in their recovery

People with long Covid have been singing the praises of a new project aimed at relieving their symptoms and boosting their well-being.

Image shows a group of men and women
Image shows a group of men and women
12/07/2023
Trial takes cleaning staff skills to a new level and frees up nurses

Cleaning staff at a Morriston Hospital ward have been upskilled to clean beds and clinical equipment, resulting in a quicker turnaround of beds and nurses being able to spend more time on clinical duties.

People getting ready to take part in a parkrun
People getting ready to take part in a parkrun
10/07/2023
Celebrity doctor leads the way as Swansea Bay NHS@75 parkrun proves a big hit

Celebrity TV doctor Hussain Al-Zubaidi joined Swansea Bay runners to help mark the 75th anniversary of the NHS with a special parkrun event.

A group of men and women stood under a tree
A group of men and women stood under a tree
10/07/2023
New activities will help boost well-being after a mental health crisis

People overcoming a mental health crisis will be able to take part in activities such as yoga and tai chi to help with their recovery.

Swansea Bay digital team
Swansea Bay digital team
07/07/2023
Swansea Bay leads the way with digital prescribing supporting quality care

The days of old-fashioned paper drug charts at the end of beds are almost over, as electronic prescribing transforms the way medication is being managed in Swansea Bay hospitals.

Image shows a beach
Image shows a beach
07/07/2023
More than sun, sea and sand to staff's beach events

Staff have been heading to Swansea Bay’s beaches for sessions which offer more than just sun, sea and sand.

Three members of Health Board staff wearing headphones, dark glasses and thick of gloves
Three members of Health Board staff wearing headphones, dark glasses and thick of gloves
06/07/2023
Getting on board for insight into living with dementia

Swansea Bay mental health staff have been given a revealing insight into what life is really like for those living with dementia.

A picture of Hazel Powell, who has been named in a list of the 75 most influential nurses
A picture of Hazel Powell, who has been named in a list of the 75 most influential nurses
04/07/2023
NHS@75... Swansea Bay's Hazel named among Nursing Times' 75 most influential nurses

A senior member of Swansea Bay’s nursing team has been named among the UK’s 75 most influential nurses in a prestigious list marking this week’s NHS 75th birthday.

Image shows a man
Image shows a man
04/07/2023
Cardiac patient praises teams as NHS celebrates 75th birthday

As the NHS celebrates its 75th anniversary, a cardiac patient who has just had replacement stents fitted more than a decade after his first set has said a big thank you to the teams behind his care.

Dindi Gill in EMRTS flying suit
Dindi Gill in EMRTS flying suit
03/07/2023
Consultant who helped Welsh flying doctors take flight says goodbye

Dindi Gill made the case for EMRTS which brings A&E skills to scene of accidents 

<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Duo Huw Chidgey and Mel Crew </span>
<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Duo Huw Chidgey and Mel Crew </span>
03/07/2023
The doctor will jam for you now

Music is proving to be a hit with patients and staff in Neath Port Talbot Hospital.

Caswell Unit staff making use of digital tech
Caswell Unit staff making use of digital tech
02/07/2023
VR unlocks horizons for patients

Virtual reality (VR) is helping patients in a secure hospital unit experience the great outdoors.

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