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13/04/2023
New commission to explore drug-related deaths in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot

A new independent commission set up to explore the high number of drug-related deaths in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot is calling for communities to get involved.

Sandra and Kirsty
Sandra and Kirsty
06/04/2023
Patient thanks respiratory nurses

A Swansea Bay respiratory failure patient has thanked a team of nurses, who she has likened to angels, for keeping her alive.

06/04/2023
Burns survivor's gift of words to Morriston ward which helped him through dark times

A burns patient who spent a year in hospital after suffering horrific injuries in an explosion at his home turned to poetry to thank the ‘angels’ who cared for him at Morriston Hospital. 

Image shows a man holding an inhaler
Image shows a man holding an inhaler
05/04/2023
Public urged to return inhalers to pharmacies to tackle global warming

People are being asked to return inhalers they no longer need to community pharmacies to help the fight against global warming.

Four women stood in front of a banner
Four women stood in front of a banner
04/04/2023
Wellbeing event helps inspire community to live healthier lifestyle

Educational talks, cookery workshops and free fitness sessions have been helping to inspire people in Swansea to live an even healthier lifestyle.

A picture of a Wales air ambulance helicopter
A picture of a Wales air ambulance helicopter
30/03/2023
Have Your Say on EMRTS Service Review Engagement

First dates for the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Services (EMRTS Cymru) engagement sessions have been announced by the Chief Ambulance Services Commissioner (CASC), responsible for leading the all-Wales engagement process.

27/03/2023
Early learning from hospital-acquired COVID-19 patient safety investigations published

NHS Wales has published a new report detailing the good progress being made to investigate and learn from hospital-acquired COVID-19 in Wales.

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Swansea Bay University Health Board
24/03/2023
Notice of board meeting - 30th March 2023

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of Swansea Bay University Health Board will be held on Thursday, March 30th 2023 at 12.45pm, via YouTube livestream.

A picture of the entrance to Morriston Hospital Emergency Department
A picture of the entrance to Morriston Hospital Emergency Department
24/03/2023
Work to upgrade the waiting room at Morriston Hospital Emergency Department begins

Work is starting this weekend on an upgrade to the waiting room in Morriston Hospital’s Emergency Department.

24/03/2023
Ramadan Kareem to our staff, patients and communities

As the blessed month of Ramadan begins, Swansea Bay University Health Board's Muslim Chaplain, Shakirah Mannan, shares a message on how she has been preparing and what happens during the month.

A woman stood next to a marina
A woman stood next to a marina
24/03/2023
Woman who relearned to walk completes seafront challenge to thank staff

A woman who had to re-learn how to walk after a sudden brain injury has completed a sponsored walk to thank staff for their care.

Image shows two women holding inhalers
Image shows two women holding inhalers
21/03/2023
Inhaler project is breath of fresh air for patients and the planet

Asthma patients could cut Swansea Bay’s carbon footprint by the equivalent of 552 round-the-world car trips – simply by switching inhalers.

Image shows a woman standing in front of a sign
Image shows a woman standing in front of a sign
17/03/2023
Award is just reward for nurse's commitment to care

Spending six months in a SPA might sound like an indulgent perk for the rich and famous, but for one Swansea Bay nurse it was anything but – as she supported a vulnerable young man with learning disabilities at the height of the pandemic.

A group of hospital staff inside an ultrasound room
A group of hospital staff inside an ultrasound room
17/03/2023
Funding award will speed up cancer diagnoses

People with head and neck lumps that could signify cancer will be spared weeks of avoidable waiting and worrying before getting a diagnosis.

Image shows a group of people
Image shows a group of people
16/03/2023
Tŷ Olwen's tea bar serves up a cuppa, chat and comfort for those who need it most

A tea bar in Morriston Hospital is serving up more than just hot drinks and refreshments after reopening for the first time since the Covid pandemic.

16/03/2023
King approves honour for Swansea nurse

A nurse so dedicated to helping others that she even gives up her spare time to do it has received a special honour.

Image shows a man smiling while sat on a sofa at home
Image shows a man smiling while sat on a sofa at home
16/03/2023
Ex-oil rig worker has a new heart valve fitted – and is back home the same day

A retired oil rig worker has become the first person in Wales to have a heart valve replaced and be back home the same day.

13/03/2023
Statement: Morriston explosion, patient condition updates

An update on the condition of the three people taken to Morriston Hospital following the incident.

A nurse in scrubs pointing to lettering on her uniform
A nurse in scrubs pointing to lettering on her uniform
11/03/2023
Morriston nurse Cath scrubs up nicely for Ty Olwen fundraising marathon run

A Morriston Hospital nurse will be pulling on her scrubs to run this year’s London Marathon to raise funds for cancer charities close to her heart.

Kidney patient Darren Daniel
Kidney patient Darren Daniel
09/03/2023
Health and careers advice on World Kidney Day

Pupils are being taught about non-clinical renal careers during the annual WKD 

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