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Friday 3rd April 2020

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             Date Title Summary
09/11/2021 Foodwise for Life

Do you struggle to lose weight and keep it off? Are you feeling overwhelmed with all the mixed messages in the media about 'dieting'? 

09/11/2021 Sugar Awareness Week

This week we take a look at sugar. The British Dietetic Association fact sheet on the subject is a good place to start too understand more.

02/11/2021 Meet our friendly team of Smoke-Free Environment Officers

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board would like to introduce our new team of Smoke-Free Environment Officers working across our hospital sites.

29/10/2021 Age Connects Torfaen Receives A Transport Boost

We are pleased to share that Age Connects Torfaen has been awarded a grant of £10,000 from the ‘Transport to Health’ project to enhance its existing transport service. The service will now be able to offer transport for older people living in Torfaen to access a hospital appointment.

29/10/2021 Mass Vaccination Booking Centre Phone Lines

Our phone lines are extremely busy at the moment and it may take longer than expected for your call to be answered.

29/10/2021 Our 'Work With Us' Recruitment Roadshows are Coming to a Town Near You!

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is touring the area to recruit new members of staff and ensure local residents understand the recent changes to the healthcare system.

Ahead of the busy Winter period, we're conducting a dual-purpose engagement roadshow to fill a number of job vacancies within the local health sector, as well as to help local residents make the right choices when they need care.

29/10/2021 Lifesavers Needed in Caerphilly

The Welsh Blood Service has clinics coming up in the Borough of Caerphilly

28/10/2021 Facebook Live Q&A on Current NHS Pressures- 7pm on Wednesday 3rd November 2021

Do you have questions about our Health Board and the pressures we're currently facing?

A team of expert clinicians will be answering your questions live on our Facebook page on Wednesday 3rd November at 7pm.

28/10/2021 Do you have a child under 5 years old?

We no longer recommend that children under 5 take COVID-19 tests

27/10/2021 Dementia-Friendly Hospital Charter Webinar

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is delighted to work with Improvement Cymru to host an online event with Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Lynne Neagle, Professor Dawn Brooker, Professor Katie Featherstone, Alzheimer’s Society Cymru and Lleisiau Dementia.

26/10/2021 Saturday morning clinics available for Cervical Screening

From the 6th November to the end of March 2022, Aneurin Bevan is offering Saturday morning clinics for women that are due for Cervical Screening. These clinics will be held across the region and you can call directly to book an appointment.

25/10/2021 Health Board Turned Pink in Aid of Breast Cancer Awareness and New Breast Centre

Monday 25th October 2021

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board was turned pink on Friday 22nd October for the national Turn it Pink Day.

22/10/2021 New Life for Old Mobility Aids
01/10/2021 Why are GP Practices currently working differently?

Our Deputy Medical Director and GP, Liam Taylor talks about why GP Practices are currently working differently and the significant demands we are facing in general practice since the Covid pandemic.

22/10/2021 Road Closure Notice 29th October - 1st November 2021

The A465 between Brynmawr & Glanbaiden will be closed from 20:30 Friday 29th October - 06:00 Monday 1st November 2021. 

20/10/2021 Could You Be Eligible to Participate in This VROOM Study?
Wednesday 20th October 2021

Do you take methotrexate for your arthritis or for a skin condition?

If so, you may be eligible to take part in this VROOM study.

20/10/2021 Help Re-design Heart Failure Services in Wales

We are recruiting for a pioneering co-production Community Advisory Panel in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

18/10/2021 Wales Covid-19 Well-being Third Survey

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is supporting a national longitudinal study aiming to understand how the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has impacted on the mental health and emotional well-being of people across Wales.

18/10/2021 World Menopause Day 2021- Would you like to know more about the Menopause?

It's World Menopause Day!

Would you like to know more about the Menopause?

15/10/2021 Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is urging people to seek advice before attending hospital this Winter
Friday 15th October 2021

As NHS staff continue to respond to the consequences of the Coronavirus Pandemic, this year’s winter season is set to be the busiest ever recorded for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, along with other Health Boards across Wales and the UK.

15/10/2021 Health Board Staff and Patients Celebrate Shwmae Su'mae Day 2021

Diwrnod Shwmae Hapus / Happy Shwmae Day!

Today- 15th October 2021- is an annual celebration of the Welsh Language in Wales.

13/10/2021 New Guidance Around Covid-19 Testing, Isolating and NHS Covid Passes

From Monday 11th October, you must use the NHS COVID Pass to show that you are fully vaccinated or have tested negative to attend large events, nightclubs and other similar venues. Please see information below on how to access your NHS COVID Pass.  

13/10/2021 Health Board Vacancies for Independent Member (Finance) and Independent Member (Digital)

The Health Board has 2 exciting opportunities for you to use your skills and experience to make a difference to the lives of people served by Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.....

11/10/2021 A464 Weekend Road Closure Between Brynmawr and Gilwern

Please note that the A465 will be closed between Brynmawr and Gilwern from 20:30 on Friday 15th October to 06:00 on Monday 18th October 2021.

11/10/2021 Temporary Reduced Service for Customer Management Centre

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our Customer Management Centre will be running a reduced service this week (Week commencing 11th October 2021).

08/10/2021 New service at the Royal Gwent Hospital to care for respiratory patients

The Health Board is introducing a new service at the Royal Gwent Hospital to care for respiratory patients on Monday (11th October).

11/10/2021 Over a quarter of a million Video Consultations delivered across Wales

Digital Health Wales report over 250,000 video consultations have taken place between patients and clinicians in Wales since March 2020.

07/10/2021 10th October 2021 is World Mental Health Day

The theme for World Mental Health Day 2021 is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’.

06/10/2021 The Mass Vaccination Booking Centre are continuing to experience issues with their phone line

The Mass Vaccination Booking Centre are continuing to experience issues with their phone line, resulting in callers experiencing unusually long waits to speak to a call handler. This is still under investigation and we apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

<br> 06/10/2021 New dates released for Covid-19 Mobile Testing Units

The Health Board has coordinated the following Covid-19 Mobile Testing Units:

01/10/2021 Walk-in Vaccination Clinic - Abertillery

Please be aware that the Walk-in Vaccination Clinic in Abertillery on 9th October 2021 has been cancelled.

 

 

01/10/2021 New NHS Wales Chief Executive and Director General for Health and Social Services appointed

The new Chief Executive of the NHS in Wales and Director General for Health and Social Services will be Judith Paget, it has been announced.

29/09/2021 Mass Vaccination Booking Centre busy telephone lines

It has been brought to our attention that members of the public are experiencing unusually long waits to speak to a call handler within the Mass Vaccination Booking Centre...

24/09/2021 Accompanying Patients to Scheduled Healthcare Appointments

It may be necessary for visitors to accompany patients/service users to scheduled appointments in our healthcare setting. This may be supported in the following situations, further exceptions may be made following discussion with the relevant department:

23/09/2021 Team County's Efforts to Beat Isolation During the Pandemic

Team County at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board are finalists in the Nursing Older People category of the RCN Nursing Awards 2021.

They were shortlisted for the profession’s top accolade for nursing excellence from hundreds of entries by a panel of nurse leaders, and will find out if they have won at a live-streamed ceremony on 12th October 2021

22/09/2021 The Mass Vaccination Booking Centre are experiencing a large volume of calls

We’re experiencing a large volume of calls within the Mass Vaccination Booking Centre and request that anyone calling to cancel or rearrange their appointment to select option 1 to leave a voicemail message.

22/09/2021 Transport to Health Project Awards Its First Grants

The Transport to Health project has awarded its first cash grants to two successful applicants.

22/09/2021 Covid-19 Booster and Flu Vaccine Invite Letters

If you have recently received your letter inviting you to attend for your Covid-19 booster vaccination, the letter will have informed you that you may be offered a flu vaccine at the same time.

21/09/2021 Appointment of Vice Chair, Emrys Elias, as the new Chair of Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board

We are delighted that our Vice Chair, Emrys Elias, has been appointed as the new Chair of Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board for up to the next 18 months, following the retirement of Professor Marcus Longley after his 4 year term.

17/09/2021 Reminder about Inpatient Visiting

Welsh Government continues to report Alert Level 0 for the general population. However, in line with national guidance COVID measures remain in place on healthcare premises in order to protect extremely vulnerable patients. This includes social distancing and the use of facemasks.

20/09/2021 Healthy Travel Wales Day – Thursday 23rd September 2021

Thursday 23rd  September marks the first Healthy Travel Wales day, an opportunity for businesses and organisations to showcase how they’re helping people make sustainable journeys...

20/09/2021 Falls Prevention Awareness Week 20-24th September 2021

Join us for the Falls Prevention Awareness Week 20-24th September 2021. This week promotes a campaign to increase awareness around falls and injury prevention and continue the conversation to promote healthy aging.

17/09/2021 Nominate a Staff Member for a Patient Choice Recognition Award

The Patient Choice Award offers patients and the public an opportunity to have their say and to recognise the staff who have made a difference to their lives.

17/09/2021 Watch Our Public Board Meeting- Live on Youtube!

We will be streaming our next Public Board Meeting live on YouTube at 9:30am on Wednesday 22nd September 2021.

15/09/2021 First Dose Covid-19 Vaccinations for 12-15 Year Olds and the Covid-19 Autumn Booster Programme

Following yesterday’s Welsh Government announcement regarding:

  • those who are 12-15 years of age being offered a first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination
  • the Covid-19 Autumn Booster Programme

We would like to assure our residents that we will be contacting all those eligible for these vaccinations to offer them an appointment over the next few weeks.

15/09/2021 Newport East Health & Wellbeing Centre

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board are planning to build a new integrated Health and Wellbeing Centre in Newport East.

14/09/2021 JCVI Covid-19 Booster Announcement

JCVI announce Covid-19 booster vaccination for all those currently in priority groups one through to nine.

14/09/2021 Mass Vaccination Booking Centre - normal service resumed

Further to the message published this morning (see below) we are pleased to advise that the technical upgrade is now complete and the lines are now back to normal.

14/09/2021 The Walled Garden Newsletter - Summer 2021

The Friends of Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden are pleased to share the Summer 2021 edition of their Newsletter....

13/09/2021 Temporary Reduced Service for Customer Management Centre

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our Customer Management Centre will be running a reduced service this week (Week commencing 13th September 2021).

10/09/2021 Advocacy Support in Gwent

Advocacy is one way of supporting people to express what they want from support and services, and to have this taken into account when decisions are being made that affect them.

09/09/2021 Our Hospitals are very busy

All of our Hospitals are currently extremely busy.  Please only attend if you really need to. If your condition is not life threatening please call 111 for advice.

06/09/2021 Walk In to Any of Our Vaccination Clinics for Your Vaccination

Are you aged 16 years and above, or has it been 8 weeks since your first dose? You can now walk in to any of our vaccination clinics to receive your vaccination.

06/09/2021 Blood pressure awareness week – 6th-12th September 2021

This week is blood pressure awareness week and we are shining a light on blood pressure, what it is, and some of the things that we can do to help keep our blood pressure in a healthy range. 

<br> 06/09/2021 Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advice on third primary dose vaccination
27/08/2021 First Minister Conducts Official Opening Ceremony at The Grange University Hospital

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board’s new Specialist and Critical Care Centre, The Grange University Hospital, was officially opened today by Rt Hon Mark Drakeford, MS First Minister of Wales.

27/08/2021 Prioritisation for Urgently Needed Blood Tests

NHS services are currently affected by an international shortage of blood collection tubes used for taking some blood samples (blood tests).

27/08/2021 Maternity Services over the Bank Holiday Weekend

We are expecting a high number of births over the Bank Holiday weekend and we are currently experiencing staff shortages across a number of our hospitals.

27/08/2021 Bank Holiday Hours for Mass Vaccination Booking Centre line

Please note that the Mass Vaccination Booking Centre line will be operating at the slightly reduced hours of 10:00am - 4:00pm on Bank Holiday Monday, 30th August only.

24/08/2021 AstraZeneca vaccine walk-in clinic - Tuesday 31st August

AstraZeneca vaccine walk-in clinics for second doses only for anyone who received their first dose on or before 6th July 2021.

20/08/2021 Urgent Message - Fault with Vaccination Booking Line & Referral and Booking Team Line

We are currently experiencing some faults on the telephone lines for the Vaccination Booking Line and some lines to our Referral and Booking team.

20/08/2021 Children's Emergency Assessment Unit at The Grange University Hospital

From Monday 23rd August until Thursday 26th August there will be some structural work being undertaken in the Children’s Emergency Assessment Unit at The Grange University Hospital.

16/08/2021 Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Introduces Virtual Consultations

A number of our services are now offering virtual appointments to allow our patients to attend pre-arranged appointments using a video call, rather than attending in person. 

09/08/2021 Covid Vaccination Walk-In Clinics

Vaccination Walk-In Clinics

Please see details below of our upcoming Covid vaccination walk-in clinics.

12/08/2021 Urgent Message from our Sexual and Reproductive Health Team

Thursday 12th August 2021

Due to unforeseen technical difficulties with our IT systems, we are currently unable to take any calls. We apologise for any inconvenience and aim to get these issues resolved as soon as possible.

12/08/2021 Gwent Liver Unit Patient Support Evening

The Gwent Liver Unit will be holding a Patient Support Evening from 5:30pm on Tuesday 7th September 2021 in Belle Vue Park, Newport.

06/08/2021 Update on Visiting Restrictions

It is pleasing to note Welsh Government Alert levels have reduced to 0 for the general population, but in line with national guidance COVID measures remain in place on healthcare premises

05/08/2021 NHS Pharmacy Support for Smokers

Did you know that smoking cessation services can be accessed via your local pharmacy? Over the last year, there were three pharmacies within our Health Board area who were extremely proactive in working with smokers to help them quit.

04/08/2021 Details of Walk-In Vaccination Clinics

Details of our next Pfizer vaccine walk-in vaccination sessions are below: 

04/08/2021 COVID-19 Vaccination – JCVI announcement on vaccinating Children & Young People

Following today’s announcement and recommendations from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisations regarding the vaccination of all those aged 16 and 17 years old, we would like to assure our residents that we will be contacting all those eligible for vaccination to offer an appointment over the next few weeks.

02/08/2021 Change to Vaccination Booking Centre Opening Hours
Monday 2nd August 2021

Please note that with effect from Monday 9th August, our opening hours will be:

8am – 6pm, Monday to Friday

8am – 1pm, Saturday and Sunday

30/07/2021 Hospital Visiting Statement

We appreciate how important it is for patients and their loved ones to see each other whilst they are receiving care.

<br> 30/07/2021 Welsh Government Update: Changes to self-isolation for fully-vaccinated adults

All adults who have been fully-vaccinated will no longer have to self-isolate if they are identified as close contacts of someone with coronavirus from 7 August, the First Minister confirmed today.

30/07/2021 Public Board Meeting and Annual General Meeting

On Wednesday 28th July, we held our Board Meeting and Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2020/21 - an extraordinary year for us all.

28/07/2021 New Health Centre Development in Llanbradach

On Friday 16th July 2021, the new Llanbradach Centre for Health was officially handed over from the developer, Apollo and contractor, Jehu to Aber Medical Centre and The Village Surgery.

26/07/2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) - Wednesday 28th July 2021 at 3pm

You are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Health Board on Wednesday 28th July 2021 at 3pm.

23/07/2021 Cancer Screening Study in Newport West

Newport NCN and The University of South Wales are looking to recruit people who are eligible for one of the cancer screening programmes (Breast, Bowel and Cervical screening).

23/07/2021 Covid Vaccination - Are you turning 18 in the next 12 weeks?

Following the JCVI announcement earlier this week, those within twelve weeks of turning 18 years old are now eligible to be offered the COVID-19 vaccine.

23/07/2021 Road Closure Notice

The A465 will be closed between Brynmawr & Gilwern from 20:30 Friday 23rd July - 06:00 Monday 26th July 2021. 

23/07/2021 Direct Admission to Community Hospitals

From 26th July 2021, there will be the opportunity for some patients within the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board area to be admitted to a community hospital rather than one of our enhanced general local hospitals.

23/07/2021 Primary and Community Care Activity 2020/2021

The following infographic shows the work carried out by our Primary Care and Community Services during the pandemic (March 2020 - March 2021).

21/07/2021 Free Online NHS Course 'ACTivate Your Life' Available to Improve Mental Well-Being

It’s been one year since Improvement Cymru (Public Health Wales) produced a free online self-help video course available to everyone in Wales over the age of 16.  The ACTivate Your Life course has helped people take greater control so that day-to-day life has become less stressful and more enjoyable.

20/07/2021 JCVI issues advice on COVID-19 vaccination of children and young people

Following the recent announcement and recommendations from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisations regarding the approval of the COVID-19 vaccination of those aged between 12 and 17 years, who are at higher risk from COVID-19 and all those within twelve weeks of turning 18 years old will now be eligible to receive the vaccine.

19/07/2021 Gwent Partners Launch 'Transport to Health' Project

A new project has been set up to support community transport to hospitals and other NHS premises across the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board area.

15/07/2021 Attend Anywhere - Have your say on video consulting

Have your say on video consulting.

TEC Cymru want to hear from NHS Wales users of Attend Anywhere.

15/07/2021 Reduced Hours for Mass Vaccination Booking Centre line
14/07/2021 Covid-19 Vaccination Walk-in Clinics

We will be holding walk-in vaccination clinics at our Mass Vaccination Clinics on Saturday 24th July.

12/07/2021 Changes to Hospital/Ward Visiting - July 2021 (updated 17th August 2021)

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board fully recognises visitors are essential to the wellbeing of patients and we have been committed to finding ways to ease visiting restrictions in the safest way possible.

14/07/2021 Adults with Covid-19 symptoms urged to join treatments trial for recovery at home

Residents across Wales with Covid-19 symptoms are being urged to join the world’s largest trial of treatments at home to prevent deterioration from coronavirus.

13/07/2021 Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden Open Day and Annual General Meeting

Come and join us on Thursday 29th July in the Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden for our Open Day and Annual General Meeting.

09/07/2021 Monmouthshire Q and A session - How has the COVID pandemic affected you

How have you managed? What has been useful? Is there any ongoing information or support you need?

06/07/2021 CPAP / BiPAP Safety Notice

For the attention of all Aneurin Bevan University Health Board patients who use CPAP or BiPAP machines at home-

05/07/2021 If you smoke and are visiting people in hospital, remember...

All Aneurin Bevan University Hospitals are Smoke-Free. It is illegal to smoke on hospital grounds and anybody smoking in smoke-free areas could be fined £100. 

02/07/2021 Learning Disability Week's Activities

This year's Learning Disability Week took place between 14th - 20th June and the theme this year was art and creativity!

01/07/2021 New Assault on Emergency Worker Guidelines
01/07/2021 Covid-19 Vaccine Boosters

Following yesterday’s announcement from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisations regarding the next phase of the Mass Vaccination Programme, we would like to reassure our residents that all those that meet the criteria for the booster vaccination will be offered an appointment within the appropriate timeframes.

30/06/2021 Infographic demonstrates growth in independent prescribing in wales: Cross organisation approach highlights pace of change

Welsh Government, NHS Wales, and community pharmacy have today (30 June 2021) released a detailed infographic to highlight the growing importance of independent prescribing.

28/06/2021 £64 million funding to back UK-wide plan to strengthen clinical research delivery

Patients across the UK will benefit from a super-charged clinical research system, backed by over £64 million of dedicated investment, which will save lives across the country. 

24/06/2021 Sexual Health Telephone Lines

Due to circumstances beyond our control, on Friday 25th June our triage telephone line will only be open in the morning from 9:00am - 12:00 midday.

24/06/2021 Team County Named as Finalists for Royal College of Nursing Award
Thursday 24th June 2021

We're delighted to announce that the team at County Community Hospital have been named as finalists in the Nursing Older People category of the Royal College of Nursing Awards for their new intergenerational partnership scheme with a local Primary School.