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Frankie holding her award outside the hospital next to her team
Frankie holding her award outside the hospital next to her team
28/05/2024
Senior nurse recognised as a shining star by staff and patients

A senior Swansea Bay nurse has been recognised as a shining example by her colleagues and patients alike.

Cardiac book
Cardiac book
24/05/2024
Morriston Hospital cardiac patient's pulsating read

Alan Owen knows a thing or two about surviving a cardiac arrest – so much so, in fact, he’s written a book on it.

a picture of a bicycle accident
a picture of a bicycle accident
23/05/2024
It's a bank holiday weekend - how to access urgent care when it's not an emergency

Information about where to get help for minor injuries and illnesses, when it's not an emergency, over the bank holiday weekend.

Members of the team stood outside the hospital
Members of the team stood outside the hospital
23/05/2024
Hundreds of fracture patients cared for at home thanks to collaborative service

Hundreds of fracture patients have had their hospital stays reduced or avoided thanks to a service where community and secondary care staff work together.

Image shows a group of staff alongside a corridor wall poster.
Image shows a group of staff alongside a corridor wall poster.
23/05/2024
Heart exhibition helps put minds at ease in Morriston's cardiac intensive care

Art for hearts’ sake is putting minds at ease for families whose loved ones are recovering from major cardiac surgery at Morriston Hospital.

Christine
Christine
17/05/2024
Patient pens emotional letter of thanks

A member of Swansea Bay’s eating disorder team has shared a heartfelt letter from a patient thanking her for, ultimately, saving her life.

The logo for Swansea Bay University Health Board
The logo for Swansea Bay University Health Board
16/05/2024
Notice of board meeting - 23rd May 2024
Image shows a woman outside a hospital building.
Image shows a woman outside a hospital building.
16/05/2024
GP and leading light at pioneering centre is retiring – but not calling it a day

Heather Wilkes is retiring from her twin roles as a GP and the clinical director of the Rapid Diagnosis Centre at Neath Port Talbot Hospital, but she is not ready to put her feet up just yet.

Karly and Greg stood in an office building
Karly and Greg stood in an office building
16/05/2024
Staff awarded for using app to help treat wounds more effectively

Swansea Bay’s wound care service has been awarded for working alongside microbiologists to help prescribe antibiotics more effectively.

Two lymphoedema psychologists 
Two lymphoedema psychologists 
14/05/2024
Wellbeing support for lymphoedema patients is a UK first

The psychological support service is a response to patient feedback which has highlighted the emotional challenges of the condition 

The Swansea Bay UHB logo
The Swansea Bay UHB logo
14/05/2024
Swansea Bay independent maternity and neonatal review: update from Margaret Bowron KC, 14/05/2024

Following on from last week’s press release, I am now providing a further substantive update on progress. 

Image shows a woman standing inside a radiotherapy room.
Image shows a woman standing inside a radiotherapy room.
14/05/2024
Swansea's cancer centre first in Wales to offer tattoo-free radiotherapy

Patients having radiotherapy for breast cancer can now do so without a permanent reminder of their treatment for the first time in Wales.

Overseas nurses
Overseas nurses
13/05/2024
Welcome to overseas nurses bringing a boost to mental health services

Swansea Bay has welcomed a cohort of overseas nurses, whose breadth of experience will provide a boost to our mental health service.

Dying Matters event
Dying Matters event
10/05/2024
Event makes dying, death and bereavement process easier to talk about

Talking about death, dying and bereavement at a dedicated event proved the perfect opportunity to break down barriers and speak openly about a subject that affects us all.

Swansea Bay UHB logo 
Swansea Bay UHB logo 
10/05/2024
Swansea Bay independent maternity and neonatal review: update from Margaret Bowron KC, 10/05/2024
Nicola and Emma next to a banner 
Nicola and Emma next to a banner 
09/05/2024
Drop-in clinics offer fertility support and advice

People can access support and advice about fertility as part of a pilot project in collaboration with two Swansea Bay clusters.

Alice Mayo at NPT Hospital 
Alice Mayo at NPT Hospital 
09/05/2024
Support programme for older people suffering from osteoarthritis

The research is aimed at helping older people living with knee or hip pain 

Peter Harris outside the new shed
Peter Harris outside the new shed
07/05/2024
Former truck driver delivers Swansea's newest Men's Shed

Peter Harris is no stranger to solitude - having spent his working life hauling loads as a lorry driver up and down the country - but on retirement he is heading in a different direction.

05/05/2024
Swansea Bay welcomes first overseas midwife

Swansea Bay’s first overseas midwife has been given a warm welcome by her patients and colleagues since arriving at Singleton Hospital.

Image shows three women
Image shows three women
03/05/2024
Communication is key to breaking down barriers around death and dying conversations

Communication and the language used around dying, death and bereavement will be the talking point at this year’s Dying Matters Awareness event.

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