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Improving the Detection Rate of Prostate Cancer in Wales

The Welsh Lib Dems have welcomed the decision of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to approve the use of non-invasive...

Hywel Dda Health Board: Double success for Hywel Dda University Health...

Hywel Dda are delighted to announce we received two awards at the recent Medi Wales Innovation Awards. The awards were attended by guests from...

MEMORANDWM / MEMORANDUM – Media enquiries over Christmas and New Year

Please kindly note that arrangements for the above are as follows: up to 4pm on Monday 24 December, all media calls should be directed...

Beating flu this winter is child’s play for two and three...

Flu is beginning to circulate in Wales and it poses the greatest risk to the most vulnerable in society, including very young children. It can...

Young adults in Wales are the least likely in the UK...

Only one in ten Welsh people surveyed, aged 18 to 24 years-old said they have caught an STI from someone they met online, compared...

Caring Matthew dedicates national award to grandmother’s memory

A care worker who was inspired to help elderly people after nursing his grandmother at home is celebrating national awards success. Matthew Phillips, a team...

Staff give thanks to Neath League of Friends

A group of tireless fundraisers have been invited to Neath Port Talbot Hospital so staff could thank them for their efforts. During the last year,...

Think pharmacy first this festive season / Dewis y Fferyllfa’n gyntaf...

With Christmas fast approaching, people are being urged to be Winter Wise this season by visiting their local pharmacist for minor conditions rather than...

Parents should get their children vaccinated against influenza now! Don’t let...

As the festive period approaches, parents of two and three year-olds are being reminded to ensure their children are protected against flu. Children aged two...

Making a Difference/Gwneud Gwahaniaeth

Thank you to the committee from the Trust for sick children in Wales for coming to Cilgerran children’s ward, Glangwili General Hospital to present...

Infection Prevention advice this winter / Cyngor ar atal heintiau y...

Infection Prevention specialists at Hywel Dda University Health Board are advising the public to avoid coming into hospital to visit relatives and friends if...

Elvis fan Paul is the king at the social care Oscars

Elvis fan Paul is the king at the social care Oscars An Elvis fan from Swansea was all shook up when he won a gold...

Health board approves first strategy for health and care / Y...

For the first time in its history, Hywel Dda University Health Board has an over-arching strategy, describing a vision for improving the health and...

Looking after our NHS this winter / Gofalu am ein Gwasanaeth...

Extra surge and step-down beds in some hospitals, more medical and Out of Hours support staff and extended MIU opening hours during the peak...

GENETIC HEART TESTING SERVICE LAUNCHES IN SWANSEA

 GENETIC HEART TESTING SERVICE LAUNCHES IN SWANSEA A new Inherited Cardiac Conditions Nurse Specialist for ABMU and Hywel Dda Trusts will help detect deadly inherited...

£123 – THE PRICE MUMS WOULD PAY FOR A SINGLE GOOD...

£123 – THE PRICE MUMS WOULD PAY FOR A SINGLE GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP * Wales struggles the most to get a good night’s sleep * Mums...

‘Outstanding Team’ award for specialist ante-natal clinic

‘Outstanding Team’ award for specialist ante-natal clinic A team that supports women with substance misuse and prescription drug issues through pregnancy has triumphed at the...

Landmark strategy to be discussed by health board

Landmark strategy to be discussed by health board  Decisions made this week, to approve or otherwise, Hywel Dda University Health Board’s first clinical strategy will...

Welsh Ambulance Service wins national Dementia Friendly Award

Welsh Ambulance Service wins national Dementia Friendly Award The Welsh Ambulance NHS Trust has won a national Dementia Friendly Award in the Dementia Friendly Organisation...

HEALTH NEWS – Mental health team receives Royal College recognition

Hywel Dda University Health Board has been received a Royal College of Psychiatry (RCPsych) award for its dedication to improve adult mental health services...

Hywel Dda University Health Board is reminding people aged 65 and...

Older people in Wales are being urged to get their flu vaccine now, before flu begins to circulate. Older people are more at risk of...

Generous donation made to Ty Bryngwyn Hospice, Llanelli

Donation made to Ty Bryngwyn Hospice, Llanelli Chris Cottrell Morgan, a Diabetes Specialist Nurse from Burry Port has kindly made a donation of £723.00 to...

Specialist role helps reduce cancer waiting times

Specialist role helps reduce cancer waiting times A new specialist role at Princess of Wales Hospital has helped to reduce waiting times and speed up...

NEWS UPDATE – INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR LLANELLI WELLNESS & LIFE...

NEWS UPDATE MAJOR plans for a state-of-the-art Wellness and Life Science Village in Llanelli will soon be in a worldwide shop window for international investment. The...

HEALTH BOARD URGE LONG-TERM HEALTH SUFFERERS TO HAVE FREE FLU VACCINE

Hywel Dda University Health Board is reminding people with long-term health conditions to protect themselves from flu this year. Having some health conditions puts people...

HEALTHCARE WORKERS URGE CHILDREN NOT TO FOLLOW IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS

HEALTHCARE WORKERS URGE CHILDREN NOT TO FOLLOW IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS A THIRD of healthcare workers say they would urge their children not to follow a...

NEW MONITOR NOW GIVING INSTANT ACCESS TO VITAL HEALTH CHECK

New monitor now giving instant access to vital health check A new heart rhythm monitor at Swansea University could provide vital health information for staff,...

HEALTH NEWS – PEOPLE IN WALES SELF-MEDICATING THEMSELVES TO SLEEP

PEOPLE IN WALES SELF-MEDICATING THEMSELVES TO SLEEP PEOPLE who struggle to get to sleep in Wales say they are drugging themselves just to drop off...

NEWS UPDATE – SOSPPAN COMMITTEE PETITION TO SAVE PRINCE PHILIP...

NEWS UPDATE Petition to save Prince Philip in front of the National Assembly for Wales A debate on the floor of the National Assembly for Wales...

HEALTH NEWS – PHARMACIES OFFER A CONVENIENT ALTERNATIVE FOR THE FLU...

Pharmacies offer a convenient alternative for the flu jab   Flu can kill or leave you seriously ill and you are particularly at risk if you...

Hywel Dda launches Home Test and Post (TAP) Pilot for Chlamydia...

Hywel Dda launches Home Test and Post (TAP) Pilot for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea From 12th November there will be a pilot service running for residents...

FEAR FACTOR COULD PREVENT 11,600 UK LUNG CANCER PATIENTS FROM SEEING...

Fear stops one in four patients from reporting potential cancer symptoms, because of what the doctor might find.     Improving early diagnosis of lung...

ABMU TAKES THE LEAD ON DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

ABMU takes the lead on digital transformation Health boards across Wales should follow ABMU’s lead by recognising the importance of digital inclusion when giving patients...

THE AVERAGE PERSON IN WALES THINKS ABOUT QUITTING CHOSEN PROFESSION 17...

The average person in Wales thinks about quitting their job 17 times a year, and will retrain for an entirely new role twice over...

Plaid call for ambulance time target for stroke patients following NHS...

Responding to the Findings of the Independent Accelerated Programme for Amber Review, Helen Mary Jones AM and Plaid Cymru shadow cabinet secretary for health...

NATIONAL SAFEGUARDING WEEK – A FOCUS IN MID AND WEST WALES

Adults who are at risk of abuse and neglect are the focus of the 2018 National Safeguarding Week in Mid and West Wales taking...

NEWS UPDATE – NEW LEISURE CENTRE AT HEART OF LLANELLI WELLNESS...

New leisure centre at heart of Llanelli’s Wellness Village plans A cutting-edge new leisure centre that will give a major boost to health, fitness and...

PUBLIC HEALTH WALES URGE ALL EXPECTANT MOTHERS TO HAVE FLU JAB

HEALTH ANNOUNCEMENT Public Health Wales is urging all pregnant women to have their free flu vaccine as research shows they are seven times more likely...

BILINGUALISM IS AN IMPORTANT FACTOR WHEN CARING FOR DEMENTIA

Bilingualism is an important factor when caring for dementia The needs of Welsh speakers living with dementia are not met and even though national policies...

PLAID CALL FOR AMBULANCE TIME TARGET FOR STROKE PATIENTS, FOLLOWING NHS...

POLITICAL UPDATE Plaid call for ambulance time target for stroke patients, following NHS Amber Review Responding to the Findings of the Independent Accelerated Programme for Amber...

All Treats and No Tricks at this Children’s Flu Clinic

All Treats and No Tricks at this Children’s Flu Clinic   Llwynhendy Health Centre’s first Children’s Flu Immunisation open day was a great success as the...

HEALTH & FITNESS – STAY MOTIVATED WHEN YOU EXERCISE

Stay Motivated When You Exercise Have you ever been in the situation where you are working out, 10 minutes in you start to experience negative...

HEALTH NEWS – HOW TO STOP HAND, FOOT & MOUTH DISEASE...

How to stop hand, foot and mouth disease spreading. Hand, foot and mouth disease is easily passed on to other people. It’s spread in coughs,...

TWENTY FOUR HOUR DEFIBRILLATOR IN LLWYNHENDY

Twenty four hour defibrillator in Llwynhendy The Llwynhendy and Pemberton Forum are pleased to announce that the first 24 hour accessible defibrillator for Llwynhendy has...

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF NHS 111 ACROSS THE HYWEL DDA REGION

Official launch of NHS 111 across the Hywel Dda region Patients living across the Hywel Dda University Health Board region can now dial 111 to...

NEWS UPDATE – LOCALS PUSH FOR FULLY-ACCESSIBLE TOILET IN LLANELLI

Locals push for fully-accessible toilet in Llanelli Local activists are campaigning for a fully-accessible disabled toilet to be installed in Llanelli town. They recently met...

NATIONAL CARE OSCAR FOR NEWPORT BASED SUPPORT WORKER BARBARA

National Care Oscar for Newport based Support Worker Barbara A dedicated support worker who helped family members cope with learning difficulties growing up was announced...

VACCINATE YOUR ‘SUPERPROTECTORS’ AGAINST FLU

Vaccinate your ‘superprotectors’ against flu “It’s important we do what we can to protect children against infections and illnesses like flu, because as we all...

WALES CARE OSCAR FOR TY HENDY’S STEFAN JENKINS

Last Friday saw local Kidwelly man Stefan Jenkins scoop the Wales Care Award, something worth clear celebration and quite an achievement in the care...

FLYING TIGER COPENHAGEN STORES OVER WALES & BRISTOL SUPPORT AUTISM HOUR

Flying Tiger Copenhagen stores across Wales and Bristol will show their support for Autism Hour this weekend, by dedicating an hour to a quieter...

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