Swansea Bay Health News

 

Still showing surgeon at work from Numb and Numb-er cartoon
Still showing surgeon at work from Numb and Numb-er cartoon
25/02/20
Cartoon will put young patients at ease

It explains how a local anaesthetic works.

sandy shaw
sandy shaw
21/02/20
Veterans rally round to support each other

He has experienced a darkness that far too many fail to survive but thankfully former serviceman Sandy Shaw has defeated his personal demons and is now helping others see the light.

Louise Norgrove and Carey Edwards
Louise Norgrove and Carey Edwards
20/02/20
Nurse who transformed cardiac service nominated for prestigious award 

A nurse who developed a new service to help families with inherited cardiac conditions has been shortlisted for a national award.

18/02/20
Statement in response to Ombudsman's report

From Chris White, Swansea Bay Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer.

18/02/20
PUBLIC SERVICES OMBUDSMAN (WALES) ACT 2005

Notice pursuant to Section 17 (3) of the above Act.            

Volunteers take apart a raised flower bed in the grounds of Gorseinon Hospital.
Volunteers take apart a raised flower bed in the grounds of Gorseinon Hospital.
18/02/20
Green-fingered volunteers start transforming hospital grounds into healthy gardens

Work has started to transform two Swansea Bay hospital gardens into beautiful places for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy.

Outside of Morriston Hospital
Outside of Morriston Hospital
13/02/20
Green light for green energy

Health board invests £7.7 million

People in medical centre
People in medical centre
11/02/20
Penclawdd Health Centre reopens this month

Centre welcomes back patients after its £1.2 million refurbishment

one of the patients smiles at camera 
one of the patients smiles at camera 
04/02/20
Are you lonely? Patients quiz patients to try and improve services

Patients in Neath are taking a good look at themselves as they try and help their doctors prescribe healthier lives.

Group of people
Group of people
03/02/20
Worldwide recognition for Swansea team

Pioneering work being done on tissue 3D printing and reconstructive surgery

People with chocolate bar
People with chocolate bar
27/01/20
Stroke team reaches peak of success

Morriston the top patient recruitment centre in the UK for global study

People sitting in chairs
People sitting in chairs
27/01/20
Healthy lifestyle lessons for cardiac patients

Morriston Hospital offers unique course to people with atrial fibrillation

A picture of the trainee dog handlers and their dogs
A picture of the trainee dog handlers and their dogs
23/01/20
Canine constables in training for their new roles

The next generation of canine constables are in training in a disused Swansea Bay hospital.

Jenny Young and surgeon Leong Hiew sit on bed with others behind.
Jenny Young and surgeon Leong Hiew sit on bed with others behind.
20/01/20
Patient's boost for breast reconstruction

Jenny Young is on a mission to improve the lives of women who have had mastectomies.

17/01/20
Leanne is first Advanced MS Champion in Wales

Her own experiences with a chronic condition means it's much more than just a job for her.

Dermatology 1
Dermatology 1
17/01/20
Singleton Hospital's dermatology team lands US invite

The work of Singleton Hospital’s dermatology team in using a new online medical record to make it more convenient for its patients to access ongoing care and medication, has received international recognition

Roxane Dacey
Roxane Dacey
16/01/20
Strengthening our communities from within

At a time when loneliness and isolation appear to be on the increase, the Cwmtawe Cluster is helping to rebuild a sense of community in the Lower Swansea Valley

A variety of smiling Swansea Bay UHB staff
A variety of smiling Swansea Bay UHB staff
14/01/20
Rapid Diagnosis Centre at NPTH reduced cancer diagnosis waiting time by up to 92%

A pilot service at Neath Port Talbot Hospital has been found to drastically cut cancer diagnosis waiting times and it is also cost effective

A receipt lies on top of a pile of shopping.
A receipt lies on top of a pile of shopping.
14/01/20
Young people's mental health service nominated for bags of help

A mental health service for young people has been chosen for Tesco’s Bags of Help community funding scheme.

a picture of a waiting room
a picture of a waiting room
09/01/20
Modernising outpatients

Did you know that each year there are over half a million outpatient appointments in our Swansea Bay hospitals? Most of these (around 340K) are patients called back for follow up appointments.

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