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03/24/2023 Staff Recognition Awards 2023
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.

02/28/2023 Restaurant Closure at the Royal Gwent Hospital

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the restaurant at the Royal Gwent Hospital will be closed today (Tuesday 28th February) from 5:00pm .

02/24/2023 Gwent LGBTQ+ Timeline

This February, as part of LGBT+ history month, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and Gwent members of the Proud Councils network are inviting you to join us as we look at the Gwent LGBTQ+ Timeline (Gwent Edition.pdf

02/23/2023 5k Your Way, Move Against Cancer Parkrun

People living with and beyond cancer in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board are being encouraged to move more as part of an initiative called 5k Your Way, Move Against Cancer ( This initiative is delivered by MOVE Charity. 

02/22/2023 Dementia Friendly Engagement Events

Please see the below posters for information on upcoming Dementia Friendly events being held in Newport:

02/20/2023 New first in Wales, minimally invasive procedure to help combat pain from Osteo-arthritis

A Radiology team at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board has become the first in Wales to undergo a new procedure that helps people who suffer from mild to moderate Osteoarthritis (OA), a condition of musculoskeletal (MSK) pain.

02/17/2023 Baby born in car on the way to hospital

"'Don't push, cross your legs', and I said, 'I can't cross my legs, I've got to push!'"

02/17/2023 Walled Garden Winter Newsletter 2022/23

Take a look at the Walled Garden Winter Newsletter 2022/23 produced by the Friends of Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden.

02/17/2023 Celebrating the Benefit of Arts in Health - Strategy Launch

This week, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board’s Arts in Health Team is launching the Arts in Health Strategy for 2022-2027. The strategy sets out the ambitions for this period of what can be achieved through further work within arts in health to benefit the well-being of staff and Gwent residents.

02/17/2023 Ending of the COVID-19 vaccine primary and booster dose universal offers
02/13/2023 SignLive Available at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board are pleased to inform our Deaf and BSL using community that from today the SignLive Video Relay Service (VRS) and Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) is being rolled out across the Health Board.

02/13/2023 Local Nurse Rescues Man from Train Tracks

As a Nurse, 27-year-old Olivia Davies is no stranger to caring for others. But as she waited for a train on a well-deserved day out with her friends last Saturday, little did she know that she’d be saving a man’s life when he inadvertently fell onto the tracks.

02/13/2023 Your Views are Important to Us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is pleased to be introducing CIVICA - an electronic Citizen Feedback platform that will help people who are using our services to tell us what they think about their care.

02/03/2023 Health Board's Interventional Radiology Team Awarded Exemplar Status

We are delighted that the Interventional Radiology department at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board has been awarded an Exemplar site status by the British Society of Interventional Radiology.

<br> 02/02/2023 Event focusing on a Crisis Support Service on 1st March 2023

This Crisis Support Community of Practice (CoP) event will be an opportunity to find out more about Peer Supported Open Dialogue. Open Dialogue is an innovative approach to people experiencing a mental health crisis involving their families and/or wider networks.

01/31/2023 Checking in Could Save a Life

The Winter period can be really isolating for a lot of us, but for those of us who are older, frail, vulnerable, or who live alone, it can be a particularly difficult, lonely and dangerous time.

02/07/2023 Sexual Health Phone Lines Closed from 12:30pm Tuesday 7th February

Due to Staff Training the Sexual Health Phone Lines will be closed on the afternoon of Tuesday 7th February from 12:30pm.

02/01/2023 The Dedicated Team Delivering Essential Supplies to Gwent Hospitals

Best quality care for patients is only possible if Gwent hospitals’ Receipt & Distribution Stores get supplies to the right place.

01/27/2023 £86 million investment to improve cancer radiotherapy services for South Wales

Health Minister Eluned Morgan has today announced more than £86 million for new cancer treatment facilities, equipment, and software.

01/18/2023 "Thank you to the team that saved me" - New Same Day Emergency Care units in Gwent receive positive patient feedback

Two new Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) units at The Grange University Hospital and Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr Hospital are marking their first Winter open with praise from patients.

01/20/2023 The High Sheriff Awards Bridge Dental Care with Community Award
01/25/2023 *UPDATE* Fire Incident at the Royal Gwent Hospital Outpatients Department
01/25/2023 Happy St Dwynwen's Day / Dydd Santes Dwynwen Hapus!

Today, on the day of the Welsh Patron Saint of Lovers, we’re celebrating our love for the NHS in Wales by honouring the people whose lives are centred around caring for and showing kindness to others.

01/09/2023 Patient Advice for Welsh Ambulance Service Strike Action- 23rd January 2023

This Wednesday, industrial action is being taken by a trade union representing staff in the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust. This action will have a significant impact on the ambulance service’s ability to respond to calls, and may also cause delays to some of our urgent care services.

01/10/2023 Do You Have Asthma or COPD?

NHS Wales respiratory apps for patients to help you manage your respiratory condition.

01/09/2023 Patient Advice for Welsh Ambulance Service Strike Action- 19th January 2023

This Wednesday, industrial action is being taken by a trade union representing staff in the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust. This action will have a significant impact on the ambulance service’s ability to respond to calls, and may also cause delays to some of our urgent care services.

11/16/2022 Car Park and Traffic Flow Reconfigurations at Nevill Hall Hospital as Work Commences on New Radiotherapy Unit

Work on the project will commence on Monday 16th January 2023, which will mean some essential changes to the provision of car parking and the management of traffic through the Nevill Hall site..

12/13/2022 Make a patient happy with help from your Pet Dog!
01/03/2023 Mass Vaccination Sites in Gwent to offer walk-in clinics for Children's Nasal Flu, General Flu, and Covid-19 Autumn Booster vaccinations as services see huge surges in cases across region

Flu and Covid-19 are circulating around Gwent especially in children and at levels never seen before- this is the first time we are being faced with both large outbreaks in both Covid-19 and Flu.

12/13/2022 Walk-in Autumn Booster COVID-19 vaccination clinics available for over 50s or 18 – 49 years in a clinically at risk group

If you are eligible, you can now walk-in to any of our vaccination sites and receive a Covid-19 Autumn Booster without an appointment

12/12/2022 Emergency Department Under Extreme Pressure

We are currently seeing high numbers of winter viruses spreading throughout Gwent and our services have been under severe pressure all weekend.

01/06/2023 Health Board Booking Centre calls from number beginning with 0330
01/03/2023 CADR Hearing Loss and Dementia

It’s no secret that as we age, our ability to carry out everyday activities may decrease. A contributory factor may be a change in hearing. The impact of hearing loss is often underrated. When hearing loss occurs, some people may withdraw from everyday conversations, leading to the possibility of isolation. Our brains need stimulation from talking to others. Experts show that there can be a link between hearing loss and dementia. Research suggests that by managing hearing loss with hearing aids, the risk of dementia can be reduced.

12/07/2022 #BeKind Campaign Launched

“Upset, ashamed and frightened” – this is not how anybody would want NHS staff to feel…

12/21/2022 Patient Advice for Welsh Ambulance Service Strike Action- 21st December 2022

Today, industrial action is being taken by a trade union representing staff in the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust. This action will have a significant impact on the ambulance service’s ability to respond to calls, and may also cause delays to some of our urgent care services.

12/07/2022 Celebrating Welsh Language Rights Day!

Today, we're supporting Welsh Language Rights Day, which raises awareness of the rights patients have to use the Welsh language with us..

11/25/2022 Issues with Telephone Lines across the Health Board

We are currently experiencing intermittent issues with our telephone lines across all Health Board sites.

11/25/2022 Flu Vaccine Update: Eligible people urged to get vaccinated to protect themselves and loved ones this Winter

Flu season is officially underway and hospitals are seeing Flu levels that have not been seen since the COVID-19 pandemic.

12/30/2022 Winter Pressures Across our Services

You will no doubt have seen the extreme pressures on the NHS across Wales and the UK at the moment.

12/23/2022 Heart-warming Festive Video- 'Patched Up For Christmas'- Shows How NHS Staff Are the True Spirit of Christmas

“While we can’t all be home for Christmas, we’re doing everything we can to make sure our patients can be” is the poignant message of an uplifting festive video celebrating the incredible contribution of NHS staff.

12/20/2022 Priority Services Register

The Energy Networks Association has a website providing members of the public with helpful advice on what to do should you experience power cuts.

12/20/2022 Extreme Winter Pressure on our Services

Like the rest of Wales, our services remain under extreme pressure this week. We are seeing an increase in people attending all our services with Flu, Covid and other respiratory illnesses and this is resulting in long waits for patients.

11/23/2022 "We Do So Much More Now Than When I Started 41 Years Ago" Says Minor Injuries Healthcare Support Worker

To celebrate today's RCN Nursing Support Workers' Day, we spoke with Tina Martin, a dedicated Healthcare Support Worker at the Minor Injury Units at Nevill Hall Hospital (Abergavenny) and Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan (Ebbw Vale).

12/06/2022 Complications to Strep A infection remains rare, say public health experts

Public Health Wales is reminding parents that cases of invasive group A streptococcal infection (iGAS) remain rare in Wales, and that children have a very low risk of contracting the disease.

11/23/2022 Health Care Support Worker Day

For Health Care Support Worker Day, we asked our staff to nominate their Health Care Support Worker colleagues for their excellent work.


Donna, Alison, Jayne, Ann, Kirsti, Dawn, Charlotte, Sara, Stephen & the HCSW Team from Radiology, Nevill Hall Hospital were nominated by their teams and here is what they had to say…

12/20/2022 Toughest ever winter for Health and Social Care
11/18/2022 "I'm just one of the girls" says one of only several rare male midwives in Wales

Meet Mark Smart, staff midwife on the induction ward at the Grange University Hospital. One of only several male midwives in Wales, he is proud to come to work each day.

12/23/2022 Aneurin Bevan's Suspected Cancer Health Optimisation and Prehabilitation Project

Funding has been awarded from Wales Cancer Network and Bevan Commission Innovation fund for a Suspected Cancer Health Optimisation and Prehabilitation Project.

12/20/2022 Highly pollutive desflurane gas use stopped across hospitals in Wales health board first

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB)’s anaesthetic department has become the first in Wales to stop the use of highly pollutive desflurane gas, across all hospital sites.

11/17/2022 "Life-Saving NICU Staff Cared For Our Girl Like They Would Their Own" Say Parents of Premature Baby

A young Newport family whose daughter was born prematurely have offered words of comfort and advice to fellow neonatal parents on World Prematurity Day.

12/16/2022 New Way to Access Mental Health and Well-being Support in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
12/06/2022 Walk-in Autumn Booster vaccination clinics available for over 65s
12/22/2022 Mass Vaccination Opening and Closing times over Christmas
11/09/2022 Friendly, Singing Security Keeping the Grange University Hospital Safe

A team of local security guards work hard to keep NHS staff and visitors safe during their visit to hospital sites. Richard Lane (also known as the ‘Singing Security Guard’) and Jordan Marsh run the service at the Grange University Hospital since the building opened in 2020.

12/15/2022 Important Information for Patients

Our Booking Centre staff are currently ringing patients to arrange an appointment and will be calling from a number beginning with 0330.

11/17/2022 The Patient's Choice Award

Patient’s Choice Award offers patients and the public an opportunity to have their say and to recognise the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board NHS staff who have made a difference to their lives.

12/15/2022 Outpatient Appointments Will Go Ahead As Planned

Please be assured that our Health Board will not be taking part in the strikes and therefore any outpatient appointments planned will not be affected. Please attend your scheduled appointment as normal unless you have been informed otherwise by the department you are attending.

12/05/2022 New "One Stop" Diagnostic Service Opens at the Grange University Hospital

A new Rapid Diagnostic Clinic has opened at the Grange University Hospital. Providing a new pathway for patients who visit their GP with “Vague Symptoms” who do not fit into existing suspected cancer pathways.  They are referred to the clinic by a GP, where they can receive rapid diagnosis and a treatment plan.

12/01/2022 Plans to Keep Gwent Well This Winter – We're in this Together!

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is working together with the public and partner organisations to keep Gwent well this winter.

11/14/2022 World Diabetes Day

More than 209,015 people in Wales are now living with diabetes. This is 8% of the population aged 17 and over - the highest prevalence in the UK - and the numbers are rising every year...

12/14/2022 Local Mum, Thanks NHS Staff with Crowdfunded CuddleCot for Maternity Services

Gwent Mum, Cally Ahearne, has commemorated her son, who tragically passed 90 minutes after birth, by donating a CuddleCot to The Grange University Hospital.

11/14/2022 Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden - Autumn Newsletter

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

12/21/2022 Flu cases across Gwent Surge: Public urged to walk-in to our Mass Vaccination Centres for their vaccinations to protect themselves against flu over Christmas

Flu is on the rise in Gwent- in the last week we have seen nearly a 50% increase in flu cases across our communities, and large increase in the number people being admitted to hospital with severe flu. We are urging anyone who is eligible for a free flu vaccination to take up their offer without delay- you can now walk-in to any of our mass vaccination centres without an appointment.

12/14/2022 New mass vaccination centre in the former Debenhams site in Newport to open Monday 19th December
11/10/2022 Health Inspectorate Wales Report Response: Grange University Emergency Department

Following today’s publication of the Health Inspectorate Wales' (HIW) report a variety of recommendations have been made, all of which we acknowledge and accept and some of which have already been addressed.

11/08/2022 Building Better Healthcare Awards

The Building Better Healthcare Awards were held in central London on 2nd November

11/08/2022 New Child-friendly CT Scanner at The Grange University Hospital

The Radiology team at The Grange University Hospital have worked hard to create a child-friendly CT scanner. A computed tomography (CT) scan is a medical imaging technique that is used to gain detailed internal images of the body. To do this, the patient must go through a doughnut-shaped machine and lay very still for a few minutes. For many children, and adults, this can be an intimidating process which will often lead to the patient being sedated before entering the scanner. However, with the help of our suppliers at Canon, the Radiology team have been able to create a child-friendly CT scanner which has been covered in artwork of Ferdinand the Fox and Betty the Bunny.

11/07/2022 Lift Up Your Everyday - Occupational Therapy Week

This OT week, the Royal College of Occupational Therapists will be launching a campaign to raise the profile of Occupational Therapy, called ‘Lift Up Your Everyday’.

11/07/2022 Aneurin Bevan University Health Board win Covid-19 Heroes – Best Health Board Supporting Care Homes Award

We are delighted to announce that on Friday 21st October at the Care Forum Wales Awards, the Covid-19 Heroes – Best Health Board Supporting Care Homes Award was awarded to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

11/04/2022 Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr Breast Unit - Main entrance closure - EXTENDED

This period has now been extended until Wednesday 9th November.

11/04/2022 Young Testicular Cancer Survivor Urges Men to Get Checked

November is Men’s Health Month, and we spoke to local Ironman, triathlete, husband and Testicular Cancer survivor, James Smith to hear about his inspirational story.

11/02/2022 November is Sensory Loss Awareness Month

Earlier this year ABUHB piloted the SignLive service in a number of key areas for patients and families that use BSL.

Cancer services have now been added to the pilot.

11/01/2022 Men's Health Awareness Month: We've partnered with Dragons RFC

November is Men’s Health Awareness month and we’ve teamed up with local superstars at Dragons RFC to help spread important messages to the men of Gwent and beyond.

10/27/2022 Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr Breast Unit - Main entrance closure

The main entrance to the car park in Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr will be closed for 5 days from Monday 31st October,

10/21/2022 Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Wins NHS Wales Award

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is celebrating today (Friday 21 October) after winning an award at the NHS Wales Awards 2022.

10/20/2022 World Osteoporosis Day Thursday 20th October 2022

The aim of World Osteoporosis Day is to raise awareness of osteoporosis and bone health.

10/20/2022 Living the Life of a Midwife

Are you interested in a career in Midwifery and applying to university?

10/18/2022 Emergency Department at The Grange University Hospital Under Severe Pressure

This week, hospitals across the UK are reporting extreme pressure in their Emergency Departments (EDs) – and the situation in Gwent is no different..

10/17/2022 Sexual Health Phone Lines Closed from 12.30pm Tuesday 18th October

Due to Staff Training the Sexual Health Phone Lines will be closed on the afternoon of Tuesday 18th Oct from 12.30pm.

10/14/2022 Know Where to Get Help with an Illness this Weekend

In recent weeks, we have seen an increase in patients with illnesses (not injuries) attending our Minor Injury Units - this means they have had to be redirected which is frustrating and potentially dangerous for them.

10/14/2022 Welsh Learner Says Refresher Course Gave Him the Confidence to 'Give It a Go'

Every year, Diwrnod Shwmae Su’mae Day takes place on the 15th October and encourages everyone to give Welsh a go; no matter their proficiency in the language.

10/07/2022 Recovery Through Sport Team Win Nursing Support Worker Award at the RCN Nursing Awards!

Congratulations to Kevin Hale and Dorian Wood from the Recovery Through Sport team on their win at the RCN Nursing Awards for the Nursing Support Worker category!

10/12/2022 Health Board are Proud to Support 2nd Year for 'Transport to Health' Project

The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) funded Transport to Health project has re-opened for applications after a successful first year of initiatives. Funding from the project helps community organisations from across the greater Gwent area support patients, visitors, and staff to get to healthcare sites.

10/04/2022 Help Create Purple Hearts for Bereaved Relatives
10/03/2022 Falls Awareness Week 3rd - 7th October 2022

Whether you are an individual, a family member or friend or whether you are someone providing a service and want to focus on health and wellbeing, why not do something that can make a difference in helping to prevent people falling.

09/30/2022 Congratulations to the South Wales Argus Health and Care Award winners!

It was a great night for Aneurin Bevan staff at the South Wales Argus Health and Care Awards last night, with winners in seven categories.

09/30/2022 Supporting Our Communities and their Wellbeing Locally

Launching Friday 30th September is the latest exciting online map that connects people of Blaenau Gwent to everything that can help their mental and physical well-being in their local area, developed by the Blaenau Gwent Integrated Wellbeing Network Team.

09/29/2022 Celebrating Healthy Travel Wales Day

Today we're talking about how we approach travel for a greener, brighter Wales. We want to encourage our staff and visitors towards a sustainable future for travel.

09/29/2022 Organ Donation Week 2022- Family Share First-Hand Experience of Organ Donation

As part of Organ Donation Week 2022, which is taking place between 26th September and 2nd October this year, a local family have shared their first-hand experience of organ donation.

09/29/2022 Thank You to Newport Live for support during Mass Vaccinations

As the venue will no longer be available to us, our Mass Vaccination team will be leaving Newport Centre on 30th September 2022.