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Swansea Bay Health News

 

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Rainbow Image with a Laptop Icon
24/08/2020
Join us as we celebrate Pride Cymru 2020
Research team on the stairs at Morriston Hospital
Research team on the stairs at Morriston Hospital
24/08/2020
Morriston Hospital team awarded Welsh Government grant for Covid-19 research

Blood clot study the only one of its kind in the UK

Julie Harris and Carys Howell in the hospital pharmacy
Julie Harris and Carys Howell in the hospital pharmacy
21/08/2020
Campaign against antibiotics overuse spreads across Swansea

ARK-Hospital expands into Singleton following its success at Morriston Hospital

Sanctuary
Sanctuary
14/08/2020
New late night mental health sanctuary service launched

A new out of hours Sanctuary Service has been launched to help people tackle a range of mental health problems in a safe secure environment

Steve Beer makes a cup of tea
Steve Beer makes a cup of tea
12/08/2020
New service supports people at home after stroke

Pandemic created opportunity to introduce the outreach service

Morriston research team
Morriston research team
07/08/2020
Plasma therapy could be given to Covid patients in Morriston intensive care

It will use antibodies from people who have recovered from the virus.

Group of people in garden
Group of people in garden
03/08/2020
Callum back on his feet after coma

The 26-year-old is making great progress with the help a UK-first team

31/07/2020
Heartfelt messages from NHS and Army family

These are the heartfelt messages of hope drawn on the walls of a Covid-19 testing centre to cheer patients up.

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Scrubs 1
28/07/2020
A stitch in time... helps the frontline

An army of volunteers has been praised for helping Swansea Bay University Health Board staff scrub up well for the battle against COVID-19

Image of student nurse Megan Ware smiling at camera in purple scrubs
Image of student nurse Megan Ware smiling at camera in purple scrubs
28/07/2020
Student on NHS frontline during Covid-19

A student learning disability nurse has spoken about her “challenging but rewarding” work on the NHS frontline during Covid-19.

23/07/2020
Rosie the rag doll keeps young patients moving through Covid pandemic

Rosie is a surprising face of Swansea Bay’s innovation in the fight against COVID-19

Covid callers
Covid callers
21/07/2020
COVID callers work on engaging patients

A new scheme designed to offer reassurance to newly diagnosed COVID-19 patients in Swansea Bay, via telephone, is being declared a ringing success

17/07/2020
New visiting guidelines

As new Welsh Government guidelines for hospital visiting go live from Monday, 20th July, Swansea Bay UHB is introducing them in a phased way.

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Quilt 1
17/07/2020
Hand-crafted quilt has NHS thanks covered

While some spent their lockdown raising money for the NHS through feats of athletic endurance, Susan Quirk set herself a marathon challenge of a different kind

An image of Ty Olwen
An image of Ty Olwen
17/07/2020
Ty Olwen specialist palliative care inpatient unit reopens

Ty Olwen Inpatient Unit will reopen to provide specialist palliative care and end of life care for admissions from 4 August 2020.

A happy mum and dad with their children and the hamper.
A happy mum and dad with their children and the hamper.
15/07/2020
Food hampers delight families

Hampers containing food, luxury and baby items have been handed out to parents supported by the neonatal outreach service.

An image of Tracy Myhill, CEO
An image of Tracy Myhill, CEO
14/07/2020
Swansea Bay UHB Chief Executive to retire at end of year

Swansea Bay University Health Board’s Chief Executive Tracy Myhill is set to retire at the end of December this year. The announcement follows a personally challenging period for the Chief Executive, prompting a decision to retire earlier than originally planned.

A picture of a blood sample being taken
A picture of a blood sample being taken
13/07/2020
Thousands of education staff tested at Bay Field Hospital

Thousands of education staff in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot have had blood tests at the Bay Field Hospital over the last few weeks to find out if they have antibodies evidencing a previous COVID-19 infection.

10/07/2020
Virtual rounds remotely connect consultants with patients

Swansea Bay’s digital services team has set up a new system – utilising mobile PCs and Microsoft Teams – to make sure doctors who are shielding at home can still see their patients on their daily rounds.

Nurse holding sign
Nurse holding sign
07/07/2020
Morriston unit gets elderly people home

New "mini-ED" just for them opens with the main Emergency Department

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