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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.

A woman holding a certificate at an awards event
A woman holding a certificate at an awards event
15/11/2023
Swansea Bay peer support group playing key role in helping patients conquer diabetes fears

Talking Diabetes Together initiative commended at national awards for supporting newly-diagnosed type 1 patients

The team stood together outside
The team stood together outside
14/11/2023
Prevention programme helps patients keep diabetes at bay

A man has been able to prevent developing a chronic condition thanks to a 30-minute conversation.

13/11/2023
Simplicity leads to speedier scans

Radiographers in Swansea Bay hospitals now have safety information on a wide range of commonly used devices at their fingertips, which means more scans can go ahead as planned even if they only find out a patient has a device when they turn up.

Image shows Barbara sat in her arm chair holding the letter from the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Image shows Barbara sat in her arm chair holding the letter from the Prince and Princess of Wales.
10/11/2023
Neuro-rehabilitation fundraiser gets Royal reply

A former patient who raised over £3,000 for the service which helped her after she suffered a brain injury over a decade ago has had the Royal seal of approval for her efforts.

Dean Boyce India
Dean Boyce India
09/11/2023
Swansea surgeon's operations streamed live on visit to India

Intricate surgery requires a steady hand but operating before a live video stream surely takes it to a whole new level.

Keith and Rhys stood outside a GP surgery
Keith and Rhys stood outside a GP surgery
08/11/2023
Cluster initiative helps vaccinate hundreds of vulnerable patients

Hundreds of vulnerable patients have received their flu vaccination at home thanks to cluster staff

Image shows a family standing in front of the sea
Image shows a family standing in front of the sea
08/11/2023
Mum's marathon effort for unit that treated daughter and made family feel at home

A mum of four has gone the extra mile for the Swansea Bay service that provided specialist intensive care to her prematurely-born daughter.

Laura sat at her desk
Laura sat at her desk
07/11/2023
Gower practice eyes national title

A Swansea Bay optician is in the running to be named the best practice in Wales.

Paul with his daughter Sophia
Paul with his daughter Sophia
06/11/2023
Dad who suffered heart attack while running thanks staff for brilliant care

A dad who suffered a heart attack while out running has thanked hospital staff for their “brilliant” care.

Image shows a garden bonfire producing lots of smoke.
Image shows a garden bonfire producing lots of smoke.
03/11/2023
Burns specialists urge extra care across Swansea Bay for bonfire weekend

Burns specialists in Swansea Bay are urging people to take extra care this weekend to avoid adding to the annual toll of serious injury in bonfire and firework accidents.

Two women in discussion 
Two women in discussion 
03/11/2023
Telling patients stories digitally is helping to improve services

The approach of collecting feedback pioneered by Swansea Bay UHB is being rolled out across Wales 

Pharmacy team awards ceremony
Pharmacy team awards ceremony
02/11/2023
Education and leadership see pharmacy team named the best in Wales

Swansea Bay's leadership team for pharmacy education has won the National Hospital Pharmacy Team of the Year award

02/11/2023
New digital ECG machines to improve patient care and safety

The new machines will manage data digitally allowing them to be shared by healthcare professionals working anywhere across the site

The Sharing HOPE team at the ceremony
The Sharing HOPE team at the ceremony
02/11/2023
Creative project supporting the mental well-being of NHS staff to continue

A Swansea Bay initiative which uses art to help health staff tackle mental health, well-being and trauma has been granted more funding to carry on.

Radiotherapy unit touch screen kiosk
Radiotherapy unit touch screen kiosk
31/10/2023
Radiotherapy patients to check in themselves with new touch-screen kiosk

The new system in the South West Wales Cancer Centre will save time for both patients and staff 

Mohammed
Mohammed
27/10/2023
Doctors happy to settle in Swansea Bay

Swansea Bay is fast becoming the destination of choice for doctors from at home and abroad.

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