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Swansea Bay University Health Board
Swansea Bay University Health Board
24/05/2023
Welcome to our three new independent members to Swansea Bay University Health Board

We’re delighted to welcome three new independent members to Swansea Bay University Health Board.

Image shows a group of people standing
Image shows a group of people standing
24/05/2023
Live nature footage takes wildlife to wards

Live nature and wildlife footage is being streamed into two Swansea Bay hospitals to boost the mental health and wellbeing of patients and staff.

23/05/2023
LGBTQ+ Action Plan Workshop

In February 2023, Welsh Government published their LGBTQ+ Action Plan for Wales with the aim to make Wales the most LGBTQ+ friendly nation in Europe.  At Swansea Bay University Health Board we want this too. This is where we need YOUR help.

23/05/2023
Patient thanks 'amazing' hospital staff who brought him back from the brink – four times!

After spending more than nine months in intensive care - with his family being warned four times to prepare for the worst - things are finally looking up for Sam Clement.

A smiling nurse sitting at a desk, with a laptop in front of her
A smiling nurse sitting at a desk, with a laptop in front of her
22/05/2023
Rachel's new role to offer key support for abuse victims and survivors

A member of Swansea Bay's safeguarding team is offering key support to victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence after becoming the first member of health board staff to achieve a specialist qualification

Image shows two midwives in front of a display board
Image shows two midwives in front of a display board
19/05/2023
Celebrating the teams finding treatments and life-saving drugs of tomorrow

Clinical researchers play a fundamental role in healthcare, across Wales, the UK and globally. And every year their achievements are celebrated on May 20th – International Clinical Trials Day.

Image shows a lady completing a word search
Image shows a lady completing a word search
19/05/2023
Patients get crafty to help raise awareness of dementia

Patients have been getting crafty and showing their artistic side as part of an effort to raise awareness of dementia.

WAA helicopters
WAA helicopters
18/05/2023
Still Time to Have Your Say in May on the Air Ambulance Services in Wales

This phase of the engagement process will finish on Friday, June 9

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Image shows three women
16/05/2023
Good Grief! It's good to talk about death

A Good Grief event at Morriston Hospital proved it’s good to talk about death, dying and bereavement.

Prof Peter Donnelly and ANP Luke Harris
Prof Peter Donnelly and ANP Luke Harris
15/05/2023
First advanced nurse practitioner for service ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week

Luke Harris can undertake even more duties for mental health services after studying for two years while working 

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Image shows a group of people
12/05/2023
New training facility opens to mark International Nurses Day

A purpose-built training facility crucial to the development of nurses within Swansea Bay has officially opened.

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Image shows a woman sitting on a bench
03/05/2023
Why talking about end-of-life wishes is a positive thing to do

Discussing the final months, weeks and eventually moments of your life is a topic many prefer to avoid, but a Swansea Bay team is encouraging people to have that conversation now - before it is too late.

03/05/2023
Hand surgeons applaud Swansea venue

Delegates at The British Society for Surgery of the Hand’s latest conference have given a thumbs up to Swansea being the host city.

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Image shows four women
03/05/2023
Breaking the stigma by talking about death at special event

Conversations around dying, death and bereavement will be top of the agenda at an event aiming to break the stigma on a subject many feel is too difficult to discuss.

A group of hospital staff and two patients photographed outdoors
A group of hospital staff and two patients photographed outdoors
26/04/2023
First cancer support group of its kind in Swansea Bay holds inaugural meeting in May

A Swansea-based support group for testicular cancer patients will hold its first meeting in May. 

A man and woman stood outside a GP surgery
A man and woman stood outside a GP surgery
25/04/2023
Patients encouraged to help spot early signs of cancer

A group of GP practices in Swansea have been encouraging patients to help spot the early signs of potential cancer.

Dave Smith
Dave Smith
18/04/2023
Cut in waiting times sees summit invite

A Swansea Bay cardiologist who has helped transform his service into a smooth, well-oiled machine has delivered a keynote speech to an organisation that originated within the car industry.

Image shows a group of men and women standing
Image shows a group of men and women standing
17/04/2023
Specialist team delivers quicker service for mental health patients

Patients with an urgent mental health need who turn up at the Emergency Department at Morriston Hospital are now being assessed within an hour by a specialist team.

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.

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