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sami rainbow
09/04/20
Rainbows strike gold with district nurses

Swansea Bay University Health Board employees have penned a special thank you note for all the children who have brought a bit of colour to their day through drawing rainbows

The exterior of the Liberty Stadium.
The exterior of the Liberty Stadium.
08/04/20
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
08/04/20
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.
08/04/20
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
01/04/20
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
01/04/20
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
01/04/20
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
31/03/20
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.
29/03/20
First Amazon Wish List donations arrive

The nightwear and toiletries will be given out to patients.

RAU staff are ready
RAU staff are ready
27/03/20
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.
27/03/20
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
25/03/20
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
24/03/20
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
19/03/20
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
19/03/20
Notice of board meeting

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

Surgeon and patient
Surgeon and patient
13/03/20
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
11/03/20
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
10/03/20
Coronavirus - Drive-through testing unit has opened

It will help to protect our communities.

an image of a virus
an image of a virus
10/03/20
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
28/02/20
Our statement on coronavirus

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