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10/03/2023 The teenager with an incredibly rare heart cancer who will leave a lasting legacy

Rosie Jarman was described by her parents as a “bright, beautiful and intelligent” teenager who was a success at everything she turned her hand to. As well as having a gift for art, she had a passion for fast cars, acting and the outdoors.

09/27/2023 Health Board Commits to Doing Whatever it Takes to Help Patients Leave Hospital

When a patient is well enough to return home, hospital is not the best place for their recovery. Yet, due to difficulties with discharging patients back into the community, more than 300 people that no longer need hospital-based care are spending prolonged periods in hospital beds across Gwent.

09/29/2023 Changing How We Deliver Outpatients Services

Outpatient Services in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board deliver essential care for patients. We recognise that when you require access to our care, you need it at that time, rather than according to a schedule or a waiting list.

09/19/2023 Let's talk about the future of Health and Social Care

Take part in a conversation about the future of health and social care in Wales.

09/18/2023 Falls Awareness Week 18th-22nd September 2023

'Falls Awareness Week’ represents a national campaign with the aim of increasing awareness around falls, health promotion and injury prevention.

09/18/2023 Digital Maternity Records at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
09/18/2023 Safer Communities Awareness Week

The first ever Safer Communities Awareness Week for Wales is taking place on  18 – 22 September 2023.

09/18/2023 National Fitness Day 2023

The Neurofit@NERS pathway was first established in March 2022, after the Torfaen Exercise Referral Team noticed a gap in service provision and reached out to the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Physiotherapy department to combine services. 

09/08/2023 Our NHS Wales Awards Finalists 2023

We are delighted that so many of our teams in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board have been shortlisted at this year's NHS Wales Awards in recognition of their amazing work across the Gwent area. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 26th October 2023 - good luck to all!

09/05/2023 Covid-19 Autumn Booster Update

We want to remind people that Covid-19 is still circulating across Wales and the best way to protect you and those around you this Winter is with the Autumn booster.

09/06/2023 Sexual Health Clinic in Caldicot will be closed today 06/09/23

Due to unforeseen circumstances our Sexual Health Clinic in Caldicot will be closed today 06/09/23. 

Please call 01495 765065 for information on alternative clinics or appointments.

08/31/2023 'Patch Party' held by Orthoptists at Royal Gwent Hospital!

Orthoptists at ABUHB Royal Gwent Hospital held a 'Patch Party' on the 18th August! The party was to coincide with NHS75 celebrations.  They were slightly late to the party as they had to wait for school holidays in order to celebrate with the children!

The aim of the party was to encourage young patients who are currently undergoing treatment for a 'lazy eye' – medically known as Amblyopia.

08/31/2023 Walled Garden Newsletter Summer 2023

The Summer 2023 edition of the Walled Garden Newsletter is now available. Read about the build projects, the new barrow and pergola, another Green Flag Award and much more.

08/29/2023 70-year-old Porter Shows No Sign of Slowing Down after 53 years on the Job

Robert Collins has been a porter in NHS Wales for 53 years and despite recently celebrating his 70th birthday, he’s got no plans to retire his blue uniform anytime soon.

08/25/2023 New Organ Donation Storyboards Unveiled in The Grange University Hospital

Today we celebrated the unveiling of four new organ donation storyboards at The Grange University Hospital. The boards contain two stories from organ donation recipients; David Fellowes and Angharad Rhodes, and two from the families of two organ donors; Jamie Clayden and Sandra Beale. The purpose of the storyboards is to raise awareness and start conversations with loved ones about organ donation.

08/25/2023 Stock shortages of injectable and oral GLP-1 Analogues for those with type 2 diabetes

There is currently a UK wide shortage of GLP-1 analogues. The shortage is due to increased demand for GLP-1 analogues.

08/18/2023 Health Board Statement on Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) found in Nevill Hall Hospital

The Health Board has undertaken thorough assessments on the prevalence of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC), as a result of an issue being identified with RAAC at a range of NHS and other public sector buildings across the UK

08/15/2023 Independent Member (Community) Vacancy

Following the appointment of Pippa Britton to the position of Vice Chair, Welsh Government have now advertised the vacant position of Independent Member

08/14/2023 Gwent Director for Public Health urges people to vaccinate their children against Measles

Following an increase in Measles recently reported in London and across England, Professor Tracy Dasziewicz, Director for Public Health for Gwent, wants to remind parents and guardians across communities in Gwent of the importance of vaccinating their children against this highly serious and contagious infection.

08/07/2023 Anaesthetics Team's New Initiative to Reduce CO2 Emissions of Theatres towards a Greener Wales

The Anaesthetics team at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) is leading the way with an adaptive approach to saving costs & reducing emissions by encouraging looking into what equipment can be switched off when theatres are not in use.

08/03/2023 The Smallest Baby Born in Wales Celebrates Her Due Date at 118 Days Old!

Robyn Chambers, the smallest baby born in Wales, celebrates her due date at 118 days old!

08/03/2023 Volunteers Needed

Ever thought of volunteering to explore the options and gain experience?

08/01/2023 Staff Thanked For Their Care, Understanding and Compassion

Albert and Jean passed within four months of each other after 68 years of marriage. The family have contacted us to thank both The Grange University Hospital and Nevill Hall Hospital staff for their care, understanding and compassion.

07/28/2023 Today is #WorldHepatitisDay

We’re committed to the World Health Organization (WHO)’s goal to eradicate Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C as a threat to the people in Gwent by 2030. We would like to thank the @HepatitisCTrust for donating a tree, which our Director for Public Health Tracy Daszkiewicz planted at the Royal Gwent Hospital to cement our commitment to eradicate hepatitis by 2030. 

07/27/2023 Gwent Team's Dementia Care Initiatives Up for Prestigious UK Nursing Award

We're delighted that the person-centred care team at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board have been selected from 920 entries as finalists in the Team of the Year category of the RCN Nursing Awards 2023!

07/26/2023 Local Cancer Survivor Urges Others to Look Out for Bowel Cancer Warning Signs

A Gwent man who beat bowel cancer after a shock diagnosis has encouraged others to get checked as early as possible.

07/25/2023 Patient Thanks Grange University Hospital for Saving Her Life and Going the Extra Mile
07/21/2023 New Dental Practice Opens in Ebbw Vale

On Wednesday 19th July Smart Smiles was officially opened by Eluned Morgan, Minister for Health and Social Services.  

07/20/2023 Joe and His 'Super Strong Metal Arm'

When Joe, aged 7, and his family went on holiday to Greece, they never expected him to return home with a broken arm!

Joe’s family took him straight to one of our Minor Injury Units after arriving back in the UK who are experienced in treating broken bones.

07/20/2023 Issues with Telephone Lines across the Health Board

We are currently experiencing intermittent issues with our telephone lines across all Health Board sites. Please be assured that this is being investigated as a matter of urgency.

07/20/2023 South Wales Health and Care Awards 2023

The South Wales Argus are delighted to announce the 7th annual South Wales Health & Care Awards in association with the University of South Wales.

07/14/2023 New Text Message Service for Outpatient Appointments

Our Booking Centre Teams are trialling a new function through DrDoctor which allows patients to respond directly to text messages offering an outpatient appointment. 

07/07/2023 Time Capsule found at Tredegar Development site

As part of the NHS 75 Birthday celebrations, on Monday 3rd July, the BBC featured a story on a time capsule dating back 120 years. 

07/04/2023 New School Nursing Text Service: 07312 263 262

The AB School Nursing Service have teamed up with Chat Health NHS to offer a new text service for young people aged 11-19

07/07/2023 Gwent Health Staff, then and now

As part of the NHS75 celebrations, we've reflected on some of our Long Service Award holders and memories shared with us from various departments of the health board. Further photos kindly sourced from Chaplaincy and Estates & Facilities.

07/05/2023 Proud Sisters Carrying on Family's NHS Legacy
07/04/2023 Sexual Health triage lines and clinics - early closure Friday 7th July 2023

Due to a server move, our Sexual Health triage lines and clinics will close at 11:30am on Friday 7th July.

07/04/2023 The Monmouth Pharmacy Featuring Almost Two Centuries of Local History
07/04/2023 From Victorian Front Room to Training the Future Workforce of Primary Care
07/04/2023 100 Years of Eye Care at Blackwood Opticians
07/04/2023 Celebrating 75 Years of the NHS
07/03/2023 The Fifth-Generation Brothers Continuing the Legacy of 150-Year-Old Local Pharmacy
07/03/2023 Estates team to work with local businesses on Minor Works projects

The Estates team at ABUHB is looking to work with more local building services to assist with the maintenance of its sites.  

06/30/2023 RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Awards

Last night (Thursday 29th June 2023) was the fabulous Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Wales Nurse of the Year Awards held in Cardiff

06/30/2023 Royal Gwent and Nevill Hall Hospitals Receive Top Award for Myeloma Cancer Care

We're delighted to announce that the Royal Gwent and Nevill Hall Hospitals have both received a national award for their commitment to patients living with incurable blood cancer.

06/29/2023 Lung Cancer Support Group

The Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma patient and carer Support Group was established around 8 years ago, and is specifically for ABUHB patients and their families to attend. 

06/26/2023 New CAMHS Contact Number

This is a new contact number for professionals, and families whose child is currently receiving support from CAMHS

06/22/2023 Empowering Our Gwent Veterans with Virtual Reality Initiative

As the sun rises on Armed Forces Day 2023, an Aneurin Bevan University Health Board team based near Abergavenny continues with an initiative for veterans that helps by immersing them in virtual reality mindfulness.

06/21/2023 Help us name Newport East Health & Wellbeing Centre

We need your help to name the Newport East Health and Wellbeing Centre.

06/21/2023 Young People's SECS Drop-In Clinic Closed Tonight at Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan Hospital

Unfortunately, we have to close Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan Hospital’s Young People's SECS contraception and sexual health walk-in clinic this evening (Wednesday 21st June).


We are sorry for the inconvenience. The walk-in clinic will be open next week as usual. Please ring the triage line on 01495 765065 for advice on alternative clinics.

06/20/2023 The national launch of the 111 press option 2 service
06/19/2023 Celebrating Learning Disability Week with Coleg Gwent Learners Completing Internship at Gwent Hospital

This Learning Disability Week, we’re celebrating nine Coleg Gwent interns who have successfully completed their course with the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board’s (ABUH) Facilities team at Nevill Hall Hospital. 

06/16/2023 King's Birthday Honours List 2023

We are delighted to announce that Healthcare Manager, Alison Ryland, has been awarded an MBE for services to prison healthcare in the King’s Birthday Honours List!

06/15/2023 'Rewilding Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr' team, sows seeds for hopeful wellbeing and nature benefits

Research Assistants from Cardiff University’s Pharmabees team, staff members and community volunteers from Aneurin Bevan University Health have sown new wildflower seeds at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr (YYF)’s hospital grounds as part of ‘Rewilding Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr’.

06/09/2023 Microbiology Team Celebrate Biomedical Science Day!

The Microbiology team celebrated Biomedical Science day yesterday (Thursday 8th June) with lots of activities!

They hosted a Microbiology information stand to promote the profession and publicise the team's work.

06/02/2023 Update - Roadworks affecting staff A472 Hafodyrynys
06/02/2023 Carers Week Itinerary - 5th – 11th June
06/01/2023 Long Service Awards 2023 - April & May

Over April and May, staff have been invited to attend awards ceremonies at Nevill Hall Hospital and the Royal Gwent Hospital. 

05/26/2023 New Sexual Health Clinic Opens in Memory of Much-Loved Former Staff Member

The Sexual & Reproductive Health Team have made strides in the last year to future-proof sexual health services for our communities, and for young people in particular, with a recent award-winning Communications and Engagement redesign campaign.

05/26/2023 Celebrating Internationally Educated Nurses

Staff recently organised an event at the Royal Gwent Hospital to celebrate the work of Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs). IENs bring a wealth of skills, expertise, and passion to roles within the NHS. They make an incredible contribution to the health board.

05/24/2023 1 in 5 Young People in Gwent Reported to Having Tried Vaping
04/25/2023 Regional Dementia Care Conference

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board are pleased to be hosting the Regional Person-Centred Dementia Care Conference on Wednesday 24th May 2023 in the Christchurch Centre, Newport.

05/22/2023 Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden 'Have a Grow Day'

Join us for this national celebration of community gardening.

05/18/2023 The "Friendly Faces That You Can't See" Behind the New 24/7 Mental Health Support Service in Gwent

Now available in Gwent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the 111 (Press Option 2) service offers urgent mental health help – all from the same freephone 111 number.

05/17/2023 Still Time to Have Your Say in May on the Air Ambulance Services in Wales

Further dates have been announced as part of the formal public engagement process about EMRTS Cymru who work in partnership with the Wales Air Ambulance Charity to provide the air ambulance service in Wales.

05/15/2023 Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

Today marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week. Every May, the UK is brought together to tackle stigma and help people understand and support their mental health.

05/11/2023 International Nurses Day

Today is International Nurses Day and we would like to say a massive thank you to all the amazing nurses who work in our Health Board! 

We value every member of our dedicated and hardworking nursing staff and want to celebrate them. 

We asked our staff to nominate a nurse who goes above and beyond for patient care and their colleagues. You can read their nominations below. 

05/05/2023 The Vital Role of the British Red Cross in Helping the Emergency Department

A 15-strong, British Red Cross team helps the Emergency Department (ED) at The Grange University Hospital. They greet patients and families, providing support during difficult times, throughout their hospital stay, and after discharge.

05/04/2023 Getting Up, Getting Dressed and Keeping Moving in #MoveItMay!

This month, we’re taking part in #MoveItMay by trying to stop deconditioning and encouraging our patients to get upget dressed and keep moving as much as they can during their time in hospital with us (if appropriate to do so).

05/05/2023 Showcase your Incredible Achievements in Improvement at the NHS Wales Awards 2023!

The NHS Wales Awards celebrate improvement work that has transformed the experience and outcomes for people in Wales. Whether it’s a big or small change you’ve made, the awards are your opportunity to showcase your fantastic work for health and care across Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

05/05/2023 International Day of the Midwife 5th May 2023

On Friday 5th May midwives across the world will be celebrating International Day of the Midwife 2023.

05/02/2023 Walled Garden Newsletter - Spring 2023

It has been a cold wet spring so far this year which has resulted in a slow start to the growing season.

05/02/2023 Gwent Health Board Increases Job Opportunities for Local Building Contractors

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) is looking to work with more local building services to assist with the maintenance of its sites. 

04/25/2023 International Day of the Midwife - 5th May 2023

Nominate a Midwife, Healthcare Support Worker or Student who supported you at a hospital or home birth.

04/24/2023 Urgent Message - Gwent-wide IT Outage Now Resolved

Please be aware that there are currently IT issues across the Gwent area, which is now unfortunately causing some IT outages across several of our sites. We are working to rectify this issue as soon as possible and we ask you to kindly bear with us.

04/24/2023 ABUHB and Sprink Collaborate Host Inaugural Person-Centred Value-Based Healthcare Training Programme!
04/24/2023 Newly Decorated Ward at Nevill Hall Highlights Important Work of Health Board's Painters & Decorators

As the recent refurbishment of ward 4/3 at Nevill Hall Hospital shows, a fresh lick of paint can go a long way in boosting staff morale and helping patients have a better, more positive experience.

04/21/2023 Can You Lend a Hand in the Walled Garden with Friends of Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden?

The Big Help Out is a UK wide campaign to celebrate the King’s coronation through volunteering and to encourage more people to get involved in volunteering for their local communities.

04/17/2023 Early learning from hospital-acquired COVID-19 patient safety investigations published

NHS Wales has published a new report detailing the good progress being made to investigate and learn from hospital-acquired COVID-19 in Wales.

04/17/2023 Memorial Service held for Gwent's longest serving General Practitioner, the late Dr Mehboob Ali

A memorial ceremony for the late Dr Mehboob Ali was held on Saturday 15th April at Pengam Health Centre. 

04/12/2023 E Block Flood - Royal Gwent Hospital

Please be aware that there has been a flood in E Block Royal Gwent Hospital.

The services operating within this area are Ophthalmology and ENT. We are currently working to minimise any disruption to services. However, some clinic appointments may need to be rearranged and/or relocated

04/06/2023 Long Service Awards 2023

Over the past few weeks, staff have been invited to attend awards ceremonies at Nevill Hall Hospital, Royal Gwent Hospital, and The Grange University Hospital.

11/16/2022 Introduction of One-Way System at Nevill Hall Hospital

As work throughout the site continues, the proposed One-Way system will be effective from Monday 17th April 2023..

04/11/2023 Thank you to Gwent for fighting flu with us this season
04/05/2023 New citizen voice body, Llais replaces former Community Health Councils
04/04/2023 Have Your Say on EMRTS Service Review Engagement
03/30/2023 The Welsh Public Opinion Survey Spring 2023

Enter the Welsh Public Opinion Survey Spring 2023 to win a £100 prize draw and £50 prizes for the best idea and quote.

03/29/2023 National Doctors' Day!

Today is National Doctors' Day and we would like to say a massive thank you to all of the fantastic doctors who work in our Health Board!

We asked our staff to nominate a doctor who goes above and beyond for patient care and their colleagues. You can read their nominations below.

03/24/2023 Staff Recognition Awards 2023

Tonight, Friday 24th March 2023, the Health Board held our annual Staff Recognition Awards. It is always a pleasure to welcome everyone to this special event and this is especially true this year as it was the first in person event since before the pandemic in 2019.

03/27/2023 Referral and Booking Centres Open Saturday Mornings

The Referral and Booking centres at St Woolos and Nevill Hall are now open on Saturday mornings between 08:00 and 12:00.

03/22/2023 Houses open to support parents of Gwent's tiniest patients
03/21/2023 #LotsOfSocks for World Down Syndrome Day!
03/20/2023 Professor Tracy Daszkiewicz appointed as Gwent's new Director for Public Health
04/20/2022 Top Tips for a Healthy Ramadan

During Ramadan, it's important to know how to fast safely, and which food is best to consume between fasting.

03/13/2023 Supplier's Day 2023
03/07/2023 Welsh Government Announcement - Spring COVID booster programme for over 75s and most vulnerable
03/03/2023 Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2023

It’s Eating Disorders Awareness Week and Beat – The UK’s Eating Disorders Charity – has chosen this year’s theme to focus on men with eating disorders.


On this page you will find a range of videos that highlight how to ask for help and support with an eating disorder, what living with an eating disorder can be like for men and what you can expect from recovery. 

03/02/2023 Chepstow Community Hospital

When Chepstow Hospital was constructed in 1998 it was financed by the private sector. The building is therefore owned by the private sector and the Health Board holds a lease for its utilisation until February 2025.

02/28/2023 Message from the Outpatient Referral & Booking Centre

Our phone lines are extremely busy at present and call wait times are longer than usual. Please be assured our teams are working hard to answer your call as quickly as possible. 

02/27/2023 ABUHB staff take on Pen y Fan!

The mental wellbeing of our staff is very important to us. On Saturday, the Recovery Through Sport team led other Health Board colleagues on a walk for wellbeing up one of Wales’ most popular hikes, Pen y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales, situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park.