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29/11/2019
Radiotherapy Showcase highlights innovative research being done in Swansea Bay

A student diagnosed with a brain tumour during his first year at university who has gone on to study for a master’s degree has praised “incredible” NHS staff.

Breastfeeding peer supporters who will work on Singleton Hospital
Breastfeeding peer supporters who will work on Singleton Hospital
28/11/2019
Volunteers to help breastfeeding mums on Swansea Bay's postnatal wards

A new group of volunteers is set to help mums who are starting their breastfeeding journey on Swansea Bay’s postnatal wards.

26/11/2019
£12.7 million investment in radiotherapy services helps Swansea Bay in the fight against cancer

A multi-million pound investment in cancer services in Swansea means patients will be the first in Wales to benefit from the very latest radiotherapy technology.

Anna Spencer leaning on a wooden fence, looking at the camera
Anna Spencer leaning on a wooden fence, looking at the camera
26/11/2019
How flu almost ripped one family apart

Anna's husband prepared the children for life without mum

Port Talbot League of Friends 1
Port Talbot League of Friends 1
25/11/2019
Hospital gets by with more than a little help from its friends

A team of dedicated volunteers has been thanked for another epic year of fundraising efforts for Neath Port Talbot Hospital

bus trip 1
bus trip 1
21/11/2019
All aboard vintage bus for nostalgic journey

Members of a social group for people living with dementia and their friends have enjoyed a special trip down memory lane … by bus

21/11/2019
New drop off area for unwanted walking frames and crutches

A rise in hospital equipment being found in recycling plants, sent to landfill or even sold in car boot sales and charity shops has led Swansea Bay University Health Board to take action.

<span style="background-color: rgb(234, 244, 253);">Physiotherapist Catrin Treharne with Kathleen Davies, 99</span>
<span style="background-color: rgb(234, 244, 253);">Physiotherapist Catrin Treharne with Kathleen Davies, 99</span>
21/11/2019
Staff surprise patient with 99th birthday party

Kathleen has regained her independence after a serious injury

Singleton Pharmacy Team 1
Singleton Pharmacy Team 1
19/11/2019
Houses of Parliament praise for blood clot team

A team of pharmacists has been commended at a major awards ceremony for its efforts to tackle one of the leading causes of death in cancer patients

GP Rebecca Jones sits at her desk in her consulting room. Behind her is a computer which displays the e-Bug wesbite, a resource for children and young people to learn more about antibiotic resistance.
GP Rebecca Jones sits at her desk in her consulting room. Behind her is a computer which displays the e-Bug wesbite, a resource for children and young people to learn more about antibiotic resistance.
15/11/2019
Swansea Bay staff add voices to antibiotic awareness call

Every November, World Antibiotic Awareness Week (November 18–24, 2019) aims to increase public knowledge of the problem of antibiotic resistance, and encourage people to only take antibiotics when they need them.

Dr Iestyn Davies
Dr Iestyn Davies
15/11/2019
Digital consultations set to transform Swansea Valley surgeries

A consultation with the doctor will soon be just a click of a mouse away for some Swansea Valley patients as their GP surgery goes online

All of the RCN Wales Nurse of the Year winners are pictured together in front of a blue banner.
All of the RCN Wales Nurse of the Year winners are pictured together in front of a blue banner.
14/11/2019
Swansea Bay nurses honoured in RCN Wales Nurse of the Year awards

Eight Swansea Bay nurses have been recognised for their outstanding work in a national awards ceremony.

Surgery staff in fancy dress with a smiling mum and son
Surgery staff in fancy dress with a smiling mum and son
13/11/2019
Fighting the flu can be fun

This was no ordinary children's party

A nurse in a blue uniform smiles down at a patient with red hair.
A nurse in a blue uniform smiles down at a patient with red hair.
12/11/2019
Learning disability training to be mandatory following health board's work with campaigners

Learning disability awareness training for health and care staff is to become mandatory across Wales, following the work of Swansea Bay University Health Board with local campaigners.

A picture of pharmacist Umar Hussain at his desk
A picture of pharmacist Umar Hussain at his desk
12/11/2019
Sore throat? The pharmacist will see you now

20 community pharmacists across Swansea and Neath Port Talbot can give people antibiotics for sore throats caused by a bacterial infection from 1st December.

A lady lies in a hospital bed unconscious. Tubes and monitors are attached to her body from several machines to the right of the bed.
A lady lies in a hospital bed unconscious. Tubes and monitors are attached to her body from several machines to the right of the bed.
12/11/2019
Twins' flu-prevention film nominated for national award

A film which tells the story of how a nurse watched her twin fight to survive the flu has been nominated for a national award.

12/11/2019
Full steam ahead as vintage tractor rally raises money for Swansea artificial limb centre

After John Thomas lost part of his leg to cancer, the 82-year-old could never have imagined he would be proudly riding his vintage tractor to raise money for the centre that helped him.

Neath League of Friends and hospital staff
Neath League of Friends and hospital staff
11/11/2019
Neath Port Talbot Hospital in thank you to its friends

Staff at Neath Port Talbot Hospital have invited a group of tireless fundraises around for tea to say thank you for being their friends

Flash mob 1
Flash mob 1
08/11/2019
Brain Injury Service campaigners hope their voice is heard

Swansea Bay University Health Board employees and patients have lent their voices to a bid to promote brain injury awareness and neuro rehabilitation services across Wales

Seven members of staff from the Department of Liaison Psychiatry, stand in a office, smiling at the camera.
Seven members of staff from the Department of Liaison Psychiatry, stand in a office, smiling at the camera.
08/11/2019
Psychiatric service receives prestigious accreditation

A specialist team based at Morriston Hospital has become the only one in Wales to be accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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