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Swansea Bay Health News

 

The exterior of the Liberty Stadium.
The exterior of the Liberty Stadium.
08/04/2020
Fast-track health board training kicks off

Training courses to get new and returning health care workers into hospitals quickly as demand rises due to COVID-19 are taking place at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium.

An image of ex Wales Rugby Captain Ryan Jones and his watch after his previous challenge
An image of ex Wales Rugby Captain Ryan Jones and his watch after his previous challenge
08/04/2020
Ryan Jones' garden marathon plants seed for next NHS fundraiser

Hot on the heels of his garden marathon, former Wales’ captain Ryan Jones, is putting his running shoes into retirement and dusting down the lycra for his latest idea to raise money for the NHS.

Image shows a saucepan on fire on the hob. A woman is panicking.
Image shows a saucepan on fire on the hob. A woman is panicking.
08/04/2020
Easter lockdown could turn up heat on busy hospitals

Take care when cooking and don't be tempted to burn waste.

Man unloading equipment out of van
Man unloading equipment out of van
01/04/2020
Tata adds steel to NHS frontline

The team at Tata Steel in Port Talbot have donated personal protective equipment (PPE) for Swansea Bay NHS staff on the frontline treating patients with Coronavirus

A picture of Bay Studios
A picture of Bay Studios
01/04/2020
Work begins on two field hospitals for Swansea and Neath Port Talbot

Work has started on transforming two key sites in the Swansea Bay area into field hospitals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

GP pic
GP pic
01/04/2020
Temporary New base for Swansea Bay's Out of Hours Doctor Service

Swansea Bay’s GP Out of Hours treatment centre has a new temporary home in SA1

a picture of an ipad
a picture of an ipad
31/03/2020
Supporting patients and families through the COVID-19 crisis

With virtually all hospital visiting now stopped in the fight against COVID-19, work is underway to support patients and their families to mitigate the consequences of the move.

Image shows two metal cages full of Amazon parcels.
Image shows two metal cages full of Amazon parcels.
29/03/2020
First Amazon Wish List donations arrive

The nightwear and toiletries will be given out to patients.

RAU staff are ready
RAU staff are ready
27/03/2020
Swansea Bay gets ready for COVID-19

A huge amount of work has taken place to help the health board face the unprecedented challenges posed by the Coronavirus pandemic.

A woman sat with her arms over her knees in front of trees.
A woman sat with her arms over her knees in front of trees.
27/03/2020
Mental health teams make major changes in fight against Coronavirus

Mental health teams across the Swansea Bay University Health Board are joining in the unprecedented effort to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic.

Image shows close up of fingers by circular saw blade
Image shows close up of fingers by circular saw blade
25/03/2020
Fears lockdown will increase DIY and garden injuries

The sun is out, the country is in lockdown and many people will be using the time to tackle gardening and DIY projects at home.

Image shows Interim Deputy Medical Director Aidan Byrne
Image shows Interim Deputy Medical Director Aidan Byrne
24/03/2020
Plea to families to help get elderly patients home

Concerns that medically fit elderly patients face greater risk of Coronavirus in hospital

Ruth Rice 2
Ruth Rice 2
19/03/2020
Doctor doesn't always have to know best

Meet the super-nurse who is playing an advanced role in a Swansea surgery

The logo for Swansea Bay University Health Board
The logo for Swansea Bay University Health Board
19/03/2020
Notice of board meeting

It will not be held in public due to COVID-19.

Surgeon and patient
Surgeon and patient
13/03/2020
Acting star's dad thanks NHS and the surgeon who saved his hand

The father of Welsh acting star Luke Evans has echoed his son’s praise of the NHS after badly injuring his hand in an accident with a circular saw

Colourised image of coronavirus under microscope
Colourised image of coronavirus under microscope
11/03/2020
COVID-19 - Swansea Bay UHB statement 11.03.2020

We now have nine confirmed cases of Coronavirus COVID-19 in our health board area. 

A nurse in protective clothing swabs mouth of a man in a car at testing unit
A nurse in protective clothing swabs mouth of a man in a car at testing unit
10/03/2020
Coronavirus - Drive-through testing unit has opened

It will help to protect our communities.

10/03/2020
Coronavirus - second case confirmed in Swansea Bay UHB area

A second case of COVID-19 has been confirmed, this time in the Neath Port Talbot local authority area.

Colourised image of coronavirus under microscope
Colourised image of coronavirus under microscope
28/02/2020
Our statement on coronavirus
Still showing surgeon at work from Numb and Numb-er cartoon
Still showing surgeon at work from Numb and Numb-er cartoon
25/02/2020
Cartoon will put young patients at ease

It explains how a local anaesthetic works.

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