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Friday 3rd April 2020

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09/27/2022 Aneurin Bevan University Health Board encourages you to 'power up' your protection in the fight against flu and Covid-19 this winter by having your vaccinations

We are expecting a significant flu season this winter for the first time since the pandemic. There are concerns that it may start earlier this year and affect more people. We urge anyone eligible for a free flu vaccine to take up the offer, in order to protect themselves and others from serious illness this winter.

09/27/2022 Specialised Services Strategy Development and Engagement

Welsh Health Specialised Services (WHSSC) is writing a new 10 year strategy for specialised services for the residents of Wales and its responsible population.

09/27/2022 Long Serving NHS Workers Receive Recognition for 25 and 40 Years of Service

Today, we celebrated our staff who have served in the NHS for 25 and 40 years in a range of roles.

09/26/2022 Health Board Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist Reaches Final for Inspirational Women Award

We’re delighted to announce that our very own Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist, Carol Davies, has reached the final of the Chwarae Teg Womenspire Awards 2022- a Welsh accolade awarded to Inspirational Women.

09/22/2022 Have you recently completed Patient-Reported Outcome Measures?

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board’s Value-Based Healthcare team, in partnership with Bangor University, would like to learn more from your experience, knowledge and perspective about the use of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in our Health Board. 

09/20/2022 Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Event

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is currently considering the ways in which it can transform Adult Mental Health Services for the future in Gwent. Part of this involves looking at the site location for a new centre to provide its specialist inpatient services to adults.

09/14/2022 Community Pharmacy Opening Times on the 19th of September 2022

Monday 19th September, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral, will be a national bank holiday. Please note that all GP surgeries and most community pharmacies will be closed on this day.

09/13/2022 Arrangements for Bank Holiday on Monday 19th September 2022

In light of confirmation that there will be a Bank Holiday to mark the Queen’s state funeral, the Health Board is postponing all planned appointments and clinics on Monday 19th September 2022.

09/08/2022 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1926-2022

We are deeply saddened that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has passed away and we join our #NHSWales family in expressing our sincere condolences.

09/08/2022 New Clinical Research Centre Opens in Gwent Fuelled by COVID-19 Vaccine Success

A brand-new Clinical Research Unit was officially opened on Wednesday 7th September at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, marking Wales’ international contribution to the urgent Public Health Covid-19 studies that resulted in the founding of the life-saving Astra Zeneca vaccine.

09/05/2022 New Chief Executive Commences Role

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Nicola Prygodzicz as the new Chief Executive Officer.

08/26/2022 Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Events

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is currently considering the ways in which it can transform Adult Mental Health Services for the future in Gwent. Part of this involves looking at the site location for a new centre to provide its specialist inpatient services to adults.

08/24/2022 What Impact Did the Covid-19 Pandemic Have on You?

The UK Covid-19 Inquiry has been put in place to look at the UK’s preparedness and response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and to learn lessons for the future.

08/23/2022 Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden Newsletter

Take a look at the latest events and developments highlighted in the latest Llanfrechfa Walled Garden newsletter 

08/23/2022 Introducing the new Same Day Emergency Care Unit (SDEC) at The Grange University Hospital

To help ease pressures, we have recently introduced a new Same Day Emergency Care Unit (SDEC) at The Grange University Hospital.

08/22/2022 Are You Ready to Feel More Melo?

We're really pleased to announce that our emotional and mental wellbeing website, Melo, has had a big refresh.

08/16/2022 Essential IT Maintenance On The Sexual and Reproductive Health Triage Phoneline 

Due to essential planned IT maintenance, the Sexual and Reproductive Health Triage phoneline will be closed until 1pm on Wednesday 17th August.  We plan to re-open at 1pm-4pm. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

08/15/2022 We're NHS Wales Finalists!

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is celebrating after five of its projects made the finals of this year’s NHS Wales Awards, announced today (Monday 15 August 2022).

08/11/2022 Planned Website Downtime – Sunday 14th August 2022

The Health Board has been advised of scheduled maintenance to our website on Sunday 14th August 2022 between 9pm and 10pm.

08/05/2022 Computer system outage affecting 111 and out-of-hours GP

There is a major outage of a computer system that is used to refer patients from NHS 111 Wales to out-of-hours GP providers.

08/02/2022 Relatives Share Experience with the First Integrated Care After Death Team in Wales

A new team at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board has been making strides towards changing care after death culture.

07/29/2022 Mental Health and Learning Disabilities in Gwent August Events Postponed

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is currently considering the ways in which it can transform Adult Mental Health Services

07/29/2022 Dealing with Exam Results- for Students and their Families
07/29/2022 Join Us At Serennu Children Centre's Fun Day!

Join us at Serennu Children's Centre on Sunday 31st July for the Sparkle Summer Carnival Fun Day, between 11:30pm and 4:00pm.

The event is free to enter and everyone is welcome- more details in the poster below!

07/27/2022 Breastfeeding Advisor, Carol, Awarded For 60 Years of NHS Service

The Health Board’s much-loved Breastfeeding Advisor, Carol Walton, has been presented with an award for 60 years of NHS service.

Carol attended the Public Board Meeting earlier today and Chair Ann Lloyd presented her with a bespoke glass award and bouquet of flowers to recognise her achievement. Carol brought along some keepsakes to show to Board members.

07/22/2022 Integrated Medium Term Plan Approved by Welsh Government
07/19/2022 Celebrating Good Care Month

This month is Good Care Month, which recognises our wonderful social care colleagues and the amazing care they provide. We're fortunate to work closely with fantastic care workers, who help us by supporting patients in their own homes or in care homes once they are discharged from our hospitals.

07/19/2022 Blooming marvellous project creates a therapy garden for Military Veterans

Stood in the sunny grounds of Maindiff Court Hospital, representatives of a wide range of local organisations and ex-Forces veterans

07/18/2022 Sexual Health Triage Line

Due to environmental issues, the Sexual and Reproductive Health Triage phonelines will be closed at 4:00pm today

07/18/2022 Usk and Raglan Integrated District Nursing Team Community Clinic Launch

The Usk and Raglan Community Clinic is a new initiative lead by District Nurses. The Clinic provides high quality, evidence based, person focussed health and social care. The clinic will fulfil the Welsh Government Agenda to achieve a proactive, flexible and sustainable primary care service. 

07/15/2022 Walled Garden Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the next Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden

07/14/2022 Mass Vaccination Booking Centre Opening Hours

With effect from Monday 18th July, the Mass Vaccination Booking Centre Opening Hours will be 8:00am to 6:00pm

07/14/2022 Changes to Outpatient Referral & Booking Centre Opening Hours

The Outpatient Referral & Booking Centre have made temporary changes to their opening hours.

07/13/2022 Dr Ami Jones collects George Cross on behalf of NHS Wales

Our very own Ami Jones, Intensive Care Consultant, joined NHS Wales Chief Executive, Judith Paget, to collect the George Cross from the Queen at a ceremony in Windsor Castle yesterday (12 July).

07/12/2022 Supporting, Influencing and Shaping Dementia Care in Gwent

Are you living with dementia? Or do you care for someone with dementia?

07/11/2022 Your Invitation to our Annual General Meeting

You are invited to attend Aneurin Bevan University Health Board’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 27th July 2022 at 2pm, where we will be presenting our Annual Report and Annual Accounts for 2021/22. A copy of our Annual Report and Accounts 2021/22 is available here.

07/11/2022 Staying Safe in the Hot Weather

In this hot weather, please take care of yourself and others. Most of us can enjoy the hot weather safely, but please look out for those who are more vulnerable during the heatwave.

07/11/2022 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. 

07/11/2022 South East Wales Vascular Network to transform vascular care in the region

On Monday 18th July, the way vascular services are delivered in South East Wales will change to ensure the provision of high-quality, safe and effective care is maintained for the future.

07/08/2022 Keeping Safe in the Sun

With temperatures expected to reach the early 30s over the next week here are some tips for staying safe in the sun.

07/08/2022 Road Closure Notice

Weekend Road Closures:  Saturday 9 July – Sunday 10 July

06/29/2022 Mental Health Support Workers Shortlisted for National RCN Nursing Award

A huge congratulations to Specialist Support Workers, Kevin Hale and Dorian Wood, who have been nominated for a prestigious national RCN Nursing Award in the Nursing Support Award category!

06/27/2022 Newport East Health and Wellbeing Centre – new £27 million facility approved by Welsh Government

The Welsh Government has approved plans for the building of a new Health & Wellbeing Centre in the Newport East area.

The Gwent Regional Partnership Board led the development of plans for the new centre, with Aneurin Bevan University Health Board working together with Newport City Council, Newport City Homes and other partner organisations. The new Health and Wellbeing Centre will form part of a vibrant community hub for Newport East residents.

06/22/2022 Hospital Staff Celebrate Learning Disability Week with Successful First Cohort of Interns

Interns at Nevill Hall Hospital have reached the end of the first course of a pilot scheme, where they've been working with different departments within the Facilities team.

06/21/2022 National Dietitians Week

This week is National Dietitians Week, it is always an important week in our calendars as it gives our profession a fantastic platform to highlight the important work we do all year round.

06/21/2022 Urgent Notice Regarding Masks in Clinical Settings

Due to the increasing prevalence of Covid-19 in the community, the increased number of Covid-19 ward outbreaks and the numbers of staff absent with Covid-19, we are asking all hospital staff and visitors to wear masks in clinical areas, with immediate effect.

06/20/2022 Re-opening of the Chepstow Community Cabin

We are pleased to announce the re-opening of the Chepstow Community Cabin.

06/16/2022 National Blood Donor Week

This week is National Blood Donor Week and on Tuesday as part of World Blood Donor Day, we visited a Welsh Blood Donor centre in Ystrad Mynach to show you exactly what’s involved in giving blood and how your blood can save lives.

06/10/2022 Opportunity to Join an Online Event to Understand Changes to the Mental Capacity Act
06/09/2022 Do You Have What it Takes To Be Our New Chief Executive?
Thursday 9th June 2022

We have a really exciting opportunity to join the organisation as our new Chief Executive!

06/07/2022 Have a Grow Day - Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden

Join us at the Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden on Saturday 25th June 2022 for produce-a-plenty and lots of fun.

06/01/2022 Gradual Return of the Therapy Dog Volunteering Service

We are delighted to announce that after 2 years on furlough, the Therapy Dog Volunteering Service is making a gradual return to the Health Board, starting in the Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Division.

06/01/2022 Bank Holiday Opening Hours for the Outpatient and Referral Booking Centre

Please note- the phone lines for the Outpatient Referral & Booking Centre will be inactive on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June 2022, due to the bank holidays.

However, our phone lines will be open as normal on Saturday 4th June, 08:00-12:00.

05/31/2022 Board Bulletin May 2022

The Board Bulletin is a summary of the following items discussed at the public meeting of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board on Wednesday 25th May 2022.

05/31/2022 Mask Update for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

From this week, it is no longer a legal requirement for visitors to wear masks or face coverings when entering healthcare premises in Wales, as announced by Welsh Government.  Within Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, we will continue to support and encourage our patients and communities to wear masks/face coverings when entering our facilities across Gwent, making them available in public spaces, wards and departments.  

05/30/2022 Updated Hospital Visiting Guidance

We are pleased to be able to relax visiting restrictions from 31st May 2022 across Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, as a result to changes to Welsh Government's Covid-19 rules.

05/26/2022 Help Me Quit are delivering group face-to-face sessions

The Help Me Quit team are officially back out in the community delivering group face-to-face sessions. Alongside this, you can still opt to have your sessions virtually or via telephone to suit your individual needs.

05/23/2022 State of the Art Sterilisation Unit Opens at The Grange University Hospital
05/23/2022 Belle Vue entrance at the Royal Gwent Hospital will be closed for approximately 4 weeks

Please note that to allow us to carry out improvement works, Belle Vue entrance at the Royal Gwent Hospital will be closed for approximately 4 weeks from the week commencing 13th June 2022.

05/20/2022 Tredegar's New Health & Wellbeing Centre Officially Named
05/20/2022 Learn More About our Community Neurological Rehabilitation Service (CNRS)

It’s Brain Injury Awareness week, so we caught up with Thomas from the Community Neurological Rehabilitation Service (CNRS). The team offer rehabilitation support to adults in Gwent and Caerphilly after their discharge with a stroke or acquired brain injury to understand their condition, develop and re-learn skills, return to hobbies or employment, optimise quality of life, and increase independence and self-management in the community. 

05/20/2022 Celebrating Dementia Action Week 2022!

Dementia Action Week takes place this year between 16th and 22nd May 2022.

Staff and patients at Oak and Rowan Wards at County Community Hospital have celebrated the week with lots of meaningful activities, which will greatly benefit patients’ recovery.

05/20/2022 New Online Map Launched Today to Support Wellbeing in Newport

A new online map has been launched to help people in Newport find ways to improve their wellbeing. Your Newport is an exciting NEW and FREE online tool that connects people to everything that can help their mental and physical wellbeing in their local area.

05/18/2022 National Smile Month: How Can I Look After My Teeth and Gums?

Having an unhealthy mouth and decayed teeth affects your overall health. Did you know that gum disease isn't just bad news for your teeth, it's also linked to serious health problems in other parts of your body?

05/17/2022 Walled Garden Officially Opened

A Victorian Walled Garden, on the site of The Grange University Hospital, has been officially opened to the public.

05/16/2022 Appointment of Independent Board Member (Digital)

The Minister for Health and Social Services has confirmed the appointment of Mr Dafydd Vaughan as Independent Member (Digital) for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

05/13/2022 Celebrations of International Nurses' Day!
05/12/2022 Happy International Nurses' Day
05/10/2022 Referral and Booking Centres

The Referral and Booking Centres at both St Woolos and Nevill Hall have now re-opened on a Saturday between 08:00 and 12:00.

05/03/2022 Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak to everyone!

"Eid means happiness, comfort and tranquillity in your heart and soul." Here, Farid Khan, Muslim Chaplain at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, explains the true meaning of Eid and offers an Eid blessing.

04/27/2022 Telephone Outage - Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr Birth Centre

There will be a telephone outage for 2 hours between 20.00 - 22.00 on Thursday 28th April 2022 at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr Birth Centre.  

04/20/2022 Top Tips for a Healthy Ramadan
Thursday 21st April 2022

With less than two weeks left of Ramadan, which is taking place this year between Friday 1st April and Sunday 1st May 2022, it's important to know how to fast safely, and which food is best to consume between fasting.

04/20/2022 Smoke Free Environments Audio Speakers at the Royal Gwent and Grange University Hospitals
Wednesday 20th April 2022

Audio speaker systems with a push button pad are now available at entrances throughout the Royal Gwent and Grange University Hospitals. The audio speakers will allow anyone who witnesses smoking on site/at entrances to anonymously press the button, which will play a recorded message to remind those who are smoking that it is not permitted.

04/19/2022 Mynydd Mawr Memorial Garden Officially Opens

The new Mynydd Mawr Memorial Garden at Nevill Hall Hospital was officially opened on Saturday 16th April 2022.

04/12/2022 A 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. 

04/11/2022 Reminder of Visiting Guidelines at The Grange University Hospital's Emergency Department

We are pleased to have been able to reduce visiting restrictions across our hospital sites, however we would like to remind our residents that patients attending the Emergency Department may only bring one person to accompany them. We are, unfortunately, unable to accommodate more than one visitor per patient due to the size of the Emergency Department’s waiting area, and at busy times, we may ask visitors to wait elsewhere if there are space constraints.

04/07/2022 Closure of Level 0 Entrance, Royal Gwent Hospital

The Level 0 entrance (also known as Green Entrance 2) at the Royal Gwent Hospital will be CLOSED until the end of April 2022 due to improvement works.

04/06/2022 Updated Hospital Visiting Guidance

Wednesday 6th April 2022

We are pleased to be able to further reduce visiting restrictions from 7th April 2022 across Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.  We are continuing to take a cautious approach due to the prevalence of Covid in the Community but also the numbers of patients we have who are Covid-positive in our hospitals.

04/06/2022 111 Service Available Online and Over the Phone

Urgent medical and health advice is now available across Wales 24 hours a day, seven days a week, following the successful rollout of the 111 helpline to all health board areas.

The service has been in place in the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board area since 2019, and has now been rolled out to all seven health board areas in Wales.

04/05/2022 Invitation to the Opening Ceremony of the Mynydd Mawr Remembrance Garden

We’re delighted to invite you to the official opening of the Mynydd Mawr Remembrance Garden- our new and improved baby memorial garden at Nevill Hall Hospital.

The ceremony will take place on Saturday 16th April 2022, at 3pm, at Nevill Hall Hospital.

04/01/2022 World Autism Acceptance Week

This week is World Autism Awareness Week so Allan Huxtable-Goy who works in our Theatres Team at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr has shared his diagnosis journey which occurred only at the end of last year.

04/01/2022 Join us in cheering on Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr Chef, Ceriann Robbins, on her first full marathon!

Join us in cheering on Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr Chef, Ceriann Robbins, on her first full marathon in Manchester on Sunday!

03/31/2022 Health Board de-escalates from Business Continuity status

Following our announcement on Tuesday evening, we are pleased to announce that we have now de-escalated from ‘business continuity’ status.

03/30/2022 Update on the Health Board's Current Situation

Thank you to all Gwent residents for your patience, support and questions. Our hospitals and services remain incredibly busy today and we would ask local people to help us by following the advice we issued last night.

03/29/2022 Urgent Message Regarding The Grange University Hospital

The Health Board is under sustained and unprecedented pressure. Despite actions to try to stabilise our services, today we have had to declare a state of ‘business continuity’.

Our Emergency Department at The Grange University Hospital is extremely busy, and we have seen a record number of attendances, and waits to see a doctor, in some cases, are greater than 14 hours where the patient’s condition isn’t life threatening. We have very few beds available across our hospitals to accommodate patients requiring admission.

03/29/2022 Celebrating the Achievements of our Workforce at the Staff Recognition Awards

Yesterday, Monday 28th March 2022, the Health Board held the first Staff Recognition Awards since before the Covid-19 Pandemic began.

Postponed from December 2021, the event- which usually sees colleagues from across the Health Board gathering to celebrate each other’s achievements at the Christchurch Centre in Newport- was held virtually for the very first time.

03/24/2022 Cwmbran Stadium Mass Vaccination Centre relocating for next phase of Vaccination Programme

From Monday 28th March, our Mass Vaccination team will be relocating from Cwmbran Stadium to its new location at the Coleg Gwent Pontypool Campus.

03/23/2022 Wednesday 23rd March 2022, National Day of Reflection

On Wednesday 23rd March 2022, the ‘National Day of Reflection’ organised by Marie Curie, marks the second anniversary of the first Covid-19 lockdown. 

03/22/2022 Liberty Protection Safeguards – Consultation now open

Thursday 17th March the Welsh Government and DHSC announced consultation on the regulations and code of practice for the implementation of Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) .

03/21/2022 Temporary Reduced General Dermatology Service

Please note that from the week commencing Monday 21st March 2022, there is likely to be a delay in responding to any messages left on the General Dermatology answer phone, due to staff sickness and isolation in the General Dermatology department.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

03/19/2022 Text Messages from Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

We are currently in the process of contacting certain groups of patients on our waiting lists via text message.

03/14/2022 Health Information to Be Delivered to Every Home in Gwent

A new guide to help Gwent residents choose the right healthcare service will be delivered to homes across the area from today.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board has launched the new booklet- entitled NHS Services for you and your Family to offer advice to residents of the area when they need medical help but are unsure where to go.

03/11/2022 Message from the Referral and Booking Centre Team

The Referral and Booking Centre is currently experiencing printing issues, which may result in a delay with some patients receiving their outpatient letters relating to the following specialities:

03/11/2022 Improvement Works at The Grange University Hospital's Emergency Department and Children's Emergency Assessment Unit

We are currently in the process of carrying out improvement works to expand The Grange University Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) and Children’s Emergency Assessment Unit (CEAU).

03/10/2022 National Careers Week – 7th-12th March

In honour of it being National Careers Week (7th – 12th March), we met with Arian, a Management Graduate who is currently working in the Health Board and completing a Masters degree through the NHS Wales Management Graduate scheme.

03/08/2022 Recognising our Amazing Colleagues on International Women's Day!

International Women’s Day, on 8th March, celebrates the achievements of women across the world.

Today, we’re celebrating the achievements of our staff, who accomplish so much every day in their roles.

Making up 81% of our Health Board's workforce, we simply couldn't do what we do without them!

02/25/2022 Contacting our Referral and Booking Team via email

When contacting our Referral and Booking team via email, please always remember to include the following information:

02/25/2022 1000 tea lights lit by Care After Death Team

The Health Board's Care After Death Team (CAD) lit 1000 tealights outside the Minor Injuries Unit at Nevill Hall Hospital this week.

02/24/2022 Messages from Home Service Update

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board appreciates how important it is for patients and their loved ones to see each other whilst they are receiving care in hospital.

02/24/2022 Make National No Smoking Day YOUR day!

It’s only two weeks till National No Smoking Day 2022 and we want YOU to say no to smoking!