Hywel Dda University Health Board in Staff Exchange

Mental health professionals in mid and west Wales have welcomed colleagues from Trieste, Italy, as part of a staff exchange programme with Hywel Dda University Health Board. The event marked the first anniversary of the signing of the first formal Mental Health International Twinning Agreement in Wales. Trieste is recognised by the World Health Organisation [...]

By |2016-05-19T13:56:59+00:00May 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Dermatological Pilot Launched

Patients living in North Ceredigion will soon be able to take part in a community-based teledermatology pilot which will allow them to be treated by consultants based over 100 miles away in Cardiff. The Mid Wales Healthcare Collaborative and Hywel Dda University Health Board have announced the launch of a six-month dermatology pilot, which will [...]

By |2016-05-04T14:06:47+00:00May 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recognition for Christmas Hospital Hero

The efforts of a Glangwili Hospital worker, who saved his patient’s Christmas, have been recognised by the Chair of Hywel Dda University Health Board. Earlier this year, Ammanford woman, Donna Lewis, praised off-duty Wouter De Kroon for giving up his plans for Christmas Eve so that he could carry out a medical procedure for her. [...]

By |2016-03-31T13:51:39+00:00March 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

University Health Board Welcomes New Independent Member

Judith Hardisty has been appointed to the post of independent member for a period of two years with Hywel Dda University Health Board. Judith joins the University Health Board as a former NHS assistant chief executive (organisational development) and an experienced hr/ workforce director. Judith has more than 20 years’ experience of working at Board [...]

By |2016-03-29T13:14:44+00:00March 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Dental Contracts to Improve Access for Patients

Hywel Dda University Health Board is reassuring residents living in South Pembrokeshire that they will continue to have access to a full range of dental services following some changes in provision. The health board is in the process of commissioning a contract within the South of the county in order to increase the amount of [...]

By |2016-03-27T01:39:42+00:00March 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Choosing your Health Services this Easter

Doctors and nurses are urging local people to add health into their list of spring clean jobs this Easter. Staff at Hywel Dda University Health Board are reminding people of the need to think early about repeat prescriptions, and opening hours of GP surgeries and community pharmacies as the Easter holidays approach. And choosing well [...]

By |2016-03-21T15:39:51+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

Love Your Lungs Screening Event to be Held at Ammanford Tesco Extra

Hywel Dda University Health Board (HDUHB)is working with the British Lung Foundation to hold a lung screening event. The aim of the event is to help find the thousands of local residents estimated to be living with undiagnosed Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), so that they can get the support and help they need. The [...]

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

Health Charity Calls for Healthcare Professionals to Champion Local Change

A leading diabetes charity is looking for healthcare professionals in the Hywel Dda University Health Board to become Clinical Champions and give the leadership needed to improve services for people with diabetes in their area. The role is open to any healthcare professional experienced in treating the complex needs of people with diabetes and with [...]

By |2016-03-15T22:52:15+00:00March 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top Patient Experience Award for Hywel Dda University Health Board Employee

Hywel Dda University Health Board’s only dedicated patient experience manager has said she is ‘over the moon’ after she was awarded a top national accolade for her work. Anna Tee, who has held her role for the last 11 years, collected the Patient Experience Network National Award (PENNA) at a special conference recently. The health [...]

By |2016-03-13T20:44:04+00:00March 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments