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Laura sat at her desk
Laura sat at her desk
11/12/2023
GP practices trained to spot signs of domestic abuse among patients

Staff working in GP practices across Swansea Bay are being helped to spot the signs of domestic abuse among their patients.

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Swansea Bay University Health Board
08/12/2023
Notice of board meeting - 14th December 2023

Notice is given that a meeting of Swansea Bay University Health Board will be held on Thursday, 14th December 2023 at 1.30pm.

Image shows mannequins placed on the ground
Image shows mannequins placed on the ground
08/12/2023
Surgeon's lifelike mannequins play the victims in simulated terrorist attack

Lifelike models of casualties created by a Swansea surgeon have played a leading role in a simulated terrorist attack.

A group of people cutting a birthday cake at a celebration
A group of people cutting a birthday cake at a celebration
07/12/2023
Morriston Hospital's League of Friends - the UK's oldest - celebrates 80th birthday

Health Minister joins commemorative event to mark remarkable milestone

Hannah 2
Hannah 2
07/12/2023
Doctor combines sporting excellence with NHS career

A trainee consultant is successfully balancing two very different types of training having proved to be one of the best triathletes in the country.

Dancing girl Alys jump
Dancing girl Alys jump
05/12/2023
Alys' journey to feature on TV documentary

Eight-year-old Alys lost her leg following a gardening accident 

Image shows a group of staff outside a health centre building
Image shows a group of staff outside a health centre building
05/12/2023
New team keeps patients in the best possible shape while they await surgery

People waiting for new hips or knees are being offered extra support to keep them in the best possible shape until their surgery can go ahead.

Image shows a group of men standing in a line
Image shows a group of men standing in a line
01/12/2023
Award highlights efforts made for wildlife and wellbeing

Creating live nature links, developing green spaces and helping wildlife flourish has earned Swansea Bay national recognition for boosting the wellbeing of staff, patients and volunteers.

A picture of the word
A picture of the word
30/11/2023
Morriston Hospital updated Escalation Status

Thanks to the collaboration and hard work of Swansea Bay UHB staff, primary care colleagues and partner organisations, Morriston Hospital has de-escalated from being in a Level 5, Business Continuity Incident to Level 4 (extreme pressure), effective from today, 30th November 2023.

Image shows three women
Image shows three women
30/11/2023
Nurses meet King Charles during royal appointment

Three Swansea Bay nurses were invited to Buckingham Palace by King Charles as reward for their invaluable contribution to the NHS.

A picture of the word urgent
A picture of the word urgent
29/11/2023
Business Continuity Incident called at Morriston Hospital because of exceptional pressures

A Business Continuity Incident (BCI) has been called at Morriston Hospital today (29th November) because of extreme pressures in our emergency and unscheduled care services.

A solar farm
A solar farm
29/11/2023
Solar farm extension and new battery gives Morriston Hospital even more power and savings

A giant battery which can store the sun’s power to use after dark is set to take Morriston Hospital’s trail-blazing solar farm to the next level.

A picture of a red traffic light outside the ED
A picture of a red traffic light outside the ED
27/11/2023
Our unscheduled care services are under extreme pressure

Morriston Hospital is under extreme pressure today (Monday 27th November 2023), and our Emergency Department staff are dealing with high volumes of very sick patients. If you have a minor injury or illness, you are likely to face a very long wait if you come to the ED. (See below for alternative ways to get urgent care.) 

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Swansea Bay University Health Board
23/11/2023
Notice of board meeting - 30th November 2023

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of Swansea Bay University Health Board will be held on Thursday, 30 November 2023 at 10.00am in the Millennium Room at Headquarters, One Talbot Gateway, Baglan, SA12 7BR. We are livestreaming our meetings via YouTube.

Image shows the Sharing Hope team on stage and smiling at a photographer.
Image shows the Sharing Hope team on stage and smiling at a photographer.
22/11/2023
Wellbeing project Sharing HOPE scoops top honour

It triumphed above projects from across the UK.

Image shows a group of people standing by a large TV screen.
Image shows a group of people standing by a large TV screen.
22/11/2023
Swansea-based cancer service urges people to be vigilant for the tell-tale signs

Sarcoma is relatively rare but highly aggressive - and also challenging to diagnose.

21/11/2023
Falls advice reduces further harm and cuts ambulance journeys

The Cwtch education project for nursing home staff has turned traditional wisdom on its head.

Image shows a nurse and four surgeons in a hospital room.
Image shows a nurse and four surgeons in a hospital room.
20/11/2023
Swansea surgeons work together like nowhere else in Wales to save limbs after serious accidents

The orthoplastic service means patients avoid the need for separate orthopaedic and plastic surgery operations.

Andrew and Sue
Andrew and Sue
16/11/2023
Family's thanks helps hospital garden grow

A former Morriston Hospital patient, who dedicated his life to helping others, is still doing so after he sadly died.

Image shows the heart failure team on the left and the Cwmtawe Pathway Service project co-ordinator on the right.
Image shows the heart failure team on the left and the Cwmtawe Pathway Service project co-ordinator on the right.
15/11/2023
Swansea Bay University Health Board wins at the NHS Wales Awards 2023

Swansea Bay is celebrating a double success at this year’s prestigious NHS Wales Awards.

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