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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.

The team sat at a desk in an office
The team sat at a desk in an office
16/02/2024
Virtual ward success inspires new mental health initiative

People are being supported with their mental health issues as part of a new initiative inspired by the virtual ward service.

A sign outside Morriston Hospital with a warning sign in front of it.
A sign outside Morriston Hospital with a warning sign in front of it.
15/02/2024
Exceptional pressures at Morriston Hospital - please help if you can

Update 12:40pm on 16/02/2024 – The Business Continuity Incident at Morriston Hospital has been stood down. But the site remains busy, so please use alternative ways to access urgent care where possible.

CAMHS team 
CAMHS team 
15/02/2024
Young people learn about local support for their wellbeing

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service transferred back to Swansea Bay UHB last year 

Emma sat at a desk holding a leaflet
Emma sat at a desk holding a leaflet
15/02/2024
Mobile hubs deliver dementia support in Swansea Bay communities

Mobile hubs offering support to people affected by dementia are now running in communities throughout Swansea Bay.

a picture of a megaphone
a picture of a megaphone
14/02/2024
Junior Doctors' Industrial Action 21st-24th February 2024 - information for patients

Find out more about how services will be affected.

Mal Pope and Gulliver
Mal Pope and Gulliver
14/02/2024
Mal shares personal heartbreak to support Cwtsh Clos fundraising campaign for families of sick babies

Musician and broadcaster Mal Pope is supporting our Cwtsh Clos campaign to help parents of pre-term and very sick babies in memory of his grandson, Gulliver. Read his story here.

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