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Image shows a group of people outdoors and wearing running kit.
Image shows a group of people outdoors and wearing running kit.
20/03/2024
Cancer centre patients and staff do 5k their way to promote health benefits

Cancer centre staff and patients in Swansea are backing a new initiative promoting physical activity before, during and after treatment.

a picture of a megaphone
a picture of a megaphone
20/03/2024
Junior doctors' industrial action 25th-29th March 2024 - information for patients

Junior doctors in Wales are taking industrial action over a 96-hour period from 7am on Monday 25th March until 7am on Friday, 29th March 2024 – Good Friday.

19/03/2024
Swansea Bay independent maternity and neonatal review - an update from Chair of the Oversight Panel, Margaret Bowron KC

It has been a number of weeks since my appointment as Chair of the Oversight Panel was announced and I would therefore like to provide an update on the progress that has been made in that time and next steps.

Ann-Marie stood in front of a Singleton Hospital sign
Ann-Marie stood in front of a Singleton Hospital sign
18/03/2024
Clinic supporting mums-to-be gains national recognition

A specialist midwife has helped put Swansea Bay on the map for its clinic dedicated to providing wellbeing support to pregnant women.

Image shows a woman standing
Image shows a woman standing
15/03/2024
ED consultant Sue is helping to save the planet as well as lives

Consultant Sue West-Jones is combining her passion for the environment with her job to help deliver more sustainable healthcare in Swansea Bay.

NPT Catering team
NPT Catering team
14/03/2024
New hospital food menu set to aid patients' recovery

Neath Port Talbot Hospital’s catering department is casting aside the tired hospital food clichés to offer nutritious fayre that aids patients’ recovery.

Image shows a group of people gathered around a dialysis machine.
Image shows a group of people gathered around a dialysis machine.
14/03/2024
£70 million investment is transforming the care of dialysis patients

A £70 million investment will transform the care of hundreds of dialysis patients from Bridgend to Aberystwyth over the next 10 years.

Mother and son renal patients
Mother and son renal patients
13/03/2024
Renal patient pays thanks to the 'tireless' staff who have helped his family over the years

Chris Davies inherited a kidney condition from his mother - but has paid tribute to teams at Morriston Hospital. 

Image shows two midwives in a hospital corridor
Image shows two midwives in a hospital corridor
13/03/2024
Swansea Bay study aims to help pregnant smokers kick the habit

Pregnant smokers are being recruited to a research trial that uses nicotine replacement in different ways to help them kick the habit.

Lisa and terrace
Lisa and terrace
13/03/2024
Mum shares memories of Cwtsh Clos Christmas

She wasn’t the first new mum worried about finding accommodation at Christmas time but when Lisa John found somewhere, it was far nicer than a stable.

A group of women exercising in a circle
A group of women exercising in a circle
12/03/2024
Public supported to kickstart their health and wellbeing goals

People across Swansea Bay are being supported to achieve their health and wellbeing goals with the help of Swansea City AFC Foundation.

An image showing the women from the Digital Transformation Team, all smiling at the camera.
An image showing the women from the Digital Transformation Team, all smiling at the camera.
08/03/2024
Let's get digital - meet the women helping transform the health board's key systems

A team of innovative and highly skilled women is breaking new ground by developing and delivering healthcare digital systems which are benefiting patients not only in Swansea Bay, but across NHS Wales.

Cwtsh Clos PBS
Cwtsh Clos PBS
07/03/2024
Building society supports Cwtsh Clos campaign's running total

The Principality Building Society is supporting Swansea Health Charity’s Cwtsh Clos campaign by donating 30 fundraising spaces in this year’s ‘Principality Cardiff Half Marathon’.

Image of the sign outside Morriston Hospital
Image of the sign outside Morriston Hospital
06/03/2024
Morriston Hospital is under extreme pressure today

As a result we are at our highest level of escalation – a Business Continuity Incident.

Hospital resident meets alpaca
Hospital resident meets alpaca
04/03/2024
Surprise visitors put a smile on the faces of residents at Tonna Hospital

An alpaca and Shetland pony were invited to the hospital for therapeutic use  

Image shows a woman standing next to a wall
Image shows a woman standing next to a wall
01/03/2024
Use of Welsh language speaks volumes for patient care

A Swansea Bay nurse is helping vulnerable Welsh-speaking patients communicate more effectively about their care by talking to them in their mother tongue – and is encouraging more staff to follow suit.

Jo and Ceys Silverwood
Jo and Ceys Silverwood
28/02/2024
Hospital homes are a real lifesaver says mum supporting the Cwtsh Clos campaign

A mother whose premature baby spent six weeks in Singleton Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) has spoken about how being able to live in accommodation on the hospital site was a huge relief during an incredibly stressful time.

Image shows a hospital
Image shows a hospital
28/02/2024
Singleton gets a facelift following renovation works

Singleton Hospital is unveiling a fresh look after undergoing a three-year, £13million facelift, which has included the installation of new cladding and windows.

Image shows a neonatal nurse standing next to clinical equipment.
Image shows a neonatal nurse standing next to clinical equipment.
27/02/2024
From neonatal to Nordic after Swansea nurse wins scholarship to Denmark

A neonatal nurse’s role in a Wales-wide drive to improve the care of mums and babies will see her fly out to a major event in Denmark this spring.

Image shows a staff member holding nomination forms
Image shows a staff member holding nomination forms
26/02/2024
Patient Choice Awards are back for the first time since the pandemic

Awards ceremonies recognising staff who brought care, support and smiles to patients will be held again for the first time since the pandemic.

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