New Director of Mental Health

The Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has appointed Andy Roach as its new Director of Mental Health. Andy, a fully-trained mental health nurse with more than 12 years’ experience at board level in health organisations, is scheduled to take up his new role in early June. He was most recently at NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning [...]

By |2016-05-05T15:58:03+00:00May 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery

The Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has appointed Gill Harris as its new Executive Director of Nursing & Midwifery Gill, who is currently the chief nurse at the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, will take up her new role in the late summer. Her first senior post was at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, working as a [...]

By |2016-04-28T12:57:53+00:00April 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Pioneering Health Service for Prestatyn to Launch in April

A pioneering health service for Prestatyn will give 23,000 patients a much wider range of care when it starts in April, the man spearheading the project has pledged. Former GP Dr Chris Stockport is leading the team creating Healthy Prestatyn Iach, which is taking over two medical practices. The service is being run directly by [...]

By |2016-03-29T13:12:45+00:00March 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Plans to Develop New Unit for North Wales Approved

The first set of plans for a new state-of-the-art unit to care for very sick and premature babies in North Wales have been approved by the Welsh government. The outline business case for the new Sub Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Centre (SuRNICC), which will be based at Glan Clwyd Hospital, has been given the green [...]

By |2016-03-23T16:16:24+00:00March 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pioneering Mobile Heart Clinic to Help Cut Waiting Times for North Wales Patients

A pioneering mobile heart scanning clinic that's the first of its kind in the UK is helping to cut waiting times for patients in rural parts of Gwynedd and Anglesey. The clinic was set up by Dr Graham Thomas, a GP specialising in heart problems and is staffed by specialist nurses and cardiac physiologists using [...]

By |2016-03-07T16:53:56+00:00March 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bilingual Prescription Labels can be Introduced

We’re always being advised that we should take our medicines as prescribed by our doctors and pharmacists and that we should follow the instructions given on the pill bottle or packet to the letter. One way of ensuring that we do this is to give the instructions in clear language that is well understood – [...]

By |2016-03-02T16:44:16+00:00March 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Health Board Approves New Era of Healthcare in Prestatyn

The Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has approved the creation of a new primary care service for around 21,000 patients in the Prestatyn area. At a meeting the board gave their unanimous approval to the full business case for ‘healthy Prestatyn iach’ which sets out how the new service will operate. Over the last three [...]

By |2016-01-24T23:59:35+00:00January 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments