Half of Heart Attack Patients Delay Seeking Medical Help

Half of people suffering a heart attack (50 per cent) may be putting their life and future recovery in danger by delaying seeking medical help for their symptoms for more than an hour, according to a new survey of British Heart Foundation (BHF) supporters. The survey of heart attack survivors showed that over 80 per [...]

By |2016-04-12T13:27:43+00:00April 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Swansea Nurses Share their Skills to Help Burns Victims

Dedicated burns staff from Morriston Hospital’s Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery have been using their spare time to pass on vital skills and expertise more than 5,000 miles away in Bangladesh. The nurses, who volunteer with Interburns – the International Network for Training Education and Research in Burns – not only helped draw [...]

By |2016-03-21T15:48:01+00:00March 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sky the Limit for Fundraising Hopefuls

Hywel Dda Health Charities, the official charity of Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB), invites staff and public to join fundraisers at a charity skydive to raise funds for the benefit of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire patients. The fundraisers, a group of staff and members of the public, will be taking to the sky on [...]

By |2016-03-20T22:48:14+00:00March 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Blood Bikes Wales Officially Launches

A service which allows blood and tissue samples to be transferred quickly between hospitals has officially been launched in Pembrokeshire. Blood Bikes Wales motorcycle riders can be called on by the local health service to help to transport life-saving supplies such as medicines, blood and plasma across sites during weekends and bank holidays. The volunteers [...]

By |2016-03-03T15:44:09+00:00March 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stars and Ex-Players Take to the Pitch to Help Dad’s Charity Mission

Famous footballers will be dusting off their boots and taking to the pitch again to support a father who lost his baby daughter to cot death. Christopher Hampson, who works as a payroll officer, organises charity matches in aid of the Lullaby Trust, which raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome. He will be joined [...]

By |2016-02-24T23:37:53+00:00February 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cancer Group’s Donation Helps Morriston Hospital Surgeons and Patients

A charity’s donation is helping surgeons at Morriston Hospital dramatically change how they operate on lung cancer patients. Three specially-trained surgeons in the hospital’s Cardiac Centre carry out what is known as a VATS lobectomy; a minimally-invasive procedure which has huge benefits for patients, including less pain, faster recovery and a much smaller scar. Now [...]

By |2016-02-23T22:23:44+00:00February 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hafal Gets an IT Boost from the Santander Foundation

Hafal, the Welsh mental health charity, has received £4,950 from the Santander Foundation to Foundation to fund 18 desktops and ten computers at its resource, training and education projects across South Wales. The Santander Foundation offers grants to UK registered charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities. Hafal’s Chief Executive, Alun Thomas, [...]

By |2016-02-22T15:26:33+00:00February 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments