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Friday 3rd April 2020

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             Date Title Summary
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.

23/06/2021 The NHS Wales COVID-19 Innovation and Transformation Study Report

A new report examining learning and innovative practice that has emerged from across NHS Wales in response to COVID-19 has been released today (23rd June) by Swansea University, on behalf of NHS Wales organisations and partners.

23/06/2021 The Future of UK 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. 

23/06/2021 Findings of Mental Health Public Engagement Published in Report

Wednesday 23rd June 2021

We are pleased to report that, following our Public Engagement on Adult Mental Health Services in our Health Board area, we have carried out an analysis on responses and all comments submitted. 

22/06/2021 Testing Advice for People with Covid-19 symptoms

With the increasing number of cases of the Delta Covid-19 variant across Wales, including the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board area, we are reminding people that if they have any symptoms of Covid-19 that they must book a Covid-19 test with the Health Board.

17/06/2021 Health Minister visit to Long COVID team

The Health Board was delighted to host a visit from the new Minister for Health and Social Care, Eluned Morgan, this week. The minister visited Newport Velodrome to hear about our post COVID recovery services.

17/06/2021 Diabetes Week 2021

Diabetes Week is here! And this year, we're telling #DiabetesStories from all corners of the UK. We're looking back on an extraordinary year and looking forward to what’s to come, and, above all celebrating the incredible diabetes community.

17/06/2021 Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics

We will be holding walk-in vaccination clinics in the Newport and Ebbw Vale areas on Saturday 26th June.

16/06/2021 Visiting in Hospital Grounds

The Health Board has recently witnessed an increase in patients receiving visitors outside in the hospital grounds.

15/06/2021 Abuse has no age limit

Tuesday 15th June marks International Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Jeff Cuthbert is working with partners to help professionals working in communities recognise the signs and behaviours of elder abuse.  

14/06/2021 Covid-19 Vaccines - Ask the Experts

Join us at our virtual event where our panel of experts will discuss and answer all your questions about the Covid-19 vaccines.

11/06/2021 Update on Hospital Visiting Restrictions

We have carefully considered our approach to Hospital Visiting and following a pilot in Nevill Hall Hospital, we have now extended visiting to more hospitals including The Grange University Hospital, Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan, The Royal Gwent Hospital and Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr, together with continued visiting at Nevill Hall Hospital.

11/06/2021 Supporting Carers in Primary care - Carers Week 7th - 13th June 2021

A key priority this year has been the identifying and supporting carers through primary care health services. With the lockdown restrictions this has meant thinking more strategically about how we best provide responsive support.

10/06/2021 Celebrating our PRIDE Role Models
10/06/2021 Theatre Teams Test State-of-the-art Operating Robot at Royal Gwent Hospital
Thursday 10th June

Last week, Surgeons and Theatre staff at the Royal Gwent Hospital were fortunate to have the opportunity to test-drive a state-of-the-art Operative Robot.

10/06/2021 Reduced Hours for Vaccination Booking Centre Line

Please note that the vaccination booking centre line will be operating from 7:00am - 6:00pm instead of the usual 7:00am - 7:00pm for Thursday 10th June only.

08/06/2021 Vaccination Booking Centre

Due to a planned fire-drill at the Vaccination Booking Centre, there will be minor disruption to the service for approximately 10 – 15 minutes. Unfortunately, as the original timescale has been delayed we're unable to specify the time this will take place.  

07/06/2021 Minor Issues with Vaccination Booking Line

We are still experiencing minor technical issues with our vaccination booking line.

07/06/2021 Carers Week 7th - 13th June 2021

This week is Carers Week 7th – 13th June across the UK. People and organisations across Gwent are coming together to make a pledge to unpaid carers.  

07/06/2021 Today is World Orthoptic Day

Today, Orthoptists around the world are celebrating World Orthoptic Day.

07/06/2021 Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Open New Tempoary COVID-19 Test Facility in Maindee, Newport

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board are opening a mobile COVID-19 testing in Maindee, Newport. The temporary facility will be based at Maindee Carpark on Chepstow Road (NP19 8XA).

06/06/2021 The Grange University Hospital are experiencing service problems with our laboratories.

We are experiencing some service problems today with our laboratories in The Grange University Hospital. This is causing issues across the site which is resulting in significant delays...

04/06/2021 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. 

02/06/2021 Happy Volunteers Week to Our Amazing Volunteers!
Wednesday 2 June 2021

We would like to wish every single one of our amazing volunteers a happy volunteers' week.

03/06/2021 Llamau partners with social enterprise IRISi, delivering domestic abuse programme across Gwent
02/06/2021 New Young Carers book educates readers that It's Cool to Care!
Wednesday 2nd June 2021

The Gwent Carers Regional Partnership Board is proud to support the launch of its Young Carers book ‘It’s cool to care’, in recognition of Carers week, which takes place between 7th and 13th June 2021.

01/06/2021 Help Us Shape Pharmaceutical Services in our Health Board

This consultation provides an opportunity to help shape pharmaceutical services in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and make sure that they are meeting the needs of local people.

01/06/2021 Twenty years of our wonderful Filipino nurses

Twenty years ago today on 1st June 2001, we were fortunate enough to welcome the first ever cohort of Filipino Nurses to our Health Board.

28/05/2021 600,000 vaccination doses

We are extremely proud to announce that we have now hit the milestone of administering 600,000 vaccinations (combination of first and second doses)!

28/05/2021 Primary school children say a special Thank You to nurses and midwives

Yesterday (Thursday 27th May), we had the absolute pleasure of the Year 5 class from St Andrew’s Primary School, Newport visiting the Royal Gwent Hospital to present our nurses with gifts of thanks for all the hard work they have carried out over the last year.

28/05/2021 Telephone lines back in service at Risca Health Centre

The previous network problems at Risca Health Centre have now been rectified and the telephone lines are now back in service.

27/05/2021 Network Failure at Risca Health Centre

There has been a network failure at Risca Health Centre this afternoon which has resulted in the Podiatry Booking Centre lines becoming unavailable.

27/05/2021 Llanfrechfa Walled Garden 'Have a Grow Day'

The Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden is taking part in the UK wide “Have a Grow” day on Saturday 5th June.

27/05/2021 Cancer Services- What would you like to know more about?

Next month, we will be shining a spotlight on Cancer services within our Health Board.

27/05/2021 Issues with Vaccination Booking Line

We are currently experiencing significant issues with our vaccination booking line.

25/05/2021 Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Open Temporary COVID-19 Testing Unit in Abergavenny

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is opening a mobile COVID-19 testing in Abergavenny. The temporary facility will be based at Abergavenny Adult Community Education Centre (NP7 6EL)

25/05/2021 Update on Hospital Visiting Restrictions

It is encouraging to see the COVID alert level reducing in Wales, so much so, we can look to adjust hospital visiting restrictions.

25/05/2021 Community Response Team win Nursing Times Award

Charlotte Leonard, Rapid Response Nurse for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board recently entered the Caerphilly Community Response Team into the Nursing Times Awards

21/05/2021 Live Q&A Session on Maternity Services- Thursday 27th May
Friday 21st May

Do you have a question about Maternity services in our Health Board?

Join us on Thursday 27th May at 3pm for our LIVE Maternity Q&A session on Facebook, or watch it back at a later time on our Facebook page- @AneurinBevanHealthBoard

24/05/2021 Vaccination Certificates for International Travel

On 17th May 2021 the First Minister announced that international travel would resume and confirmed that Wales would use the same traffic-light system for international travel as in other parts of the UK.

20/05/2021 Dementia Action Week (#DAW2021) May 17th – May 23rd 2021

Dementia Action Week is a national event that sees organisations and the public coming together to take action to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.

20/05/2021 Friends of ABUHB Breast Unit raise over £152,000

The Friends of ABUHB (Aneurin Bevan University Health Board) Breast Unit was set up in 2018 with the aim of raising £200k towards the new unit, which is due to open at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr in late 2021.

18/05/2021 If giving is in your blood, please help

The Welsh Blood Service needs to collect over 350 donations of blood every day and demand has risen steadily over the last 10 years as medical techniques become evermore sophisticated.

17/05/2021 Celebrating 100 years of insulin

This week 17th- 23rd May 2021 we are pledging to 'Think Insulin' as part of Insulin Safety Week 2021. Our Diabetes Specialist Teams across the Health Board are helping to raise awareness of the importance of reducing insulin errors in people living with Diabetes.

14/05/2021 Alert Level in Wales to Be Reduced Next Monday, 17th May
14/05/2021 Work with us, not against us, say emergency workers after rise in assaults
14/05/2021 Mental Health Awareness Week: Mental Health and Nutrition

It is well known that what we eat impacts our mental health as well as our physical health.

14/05/2021 HIV Testing Week 14th - 21st May 2021

Spring HIV Testing week is from 14th - 21st May 2021. This campaign organised by Fast Track Cities Cardiff encourages partner organisations in community, health care and policy institutions throughout Wales to unite to increase testing efforts and promote awareness of the benefits of earlier hepatitis and HIV testing.

11/05/2021 Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic, Eton Road - 22nd May 2021

If you are 40 years and older and have not received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, please come along the drop in clinic on 22nd May. No appointment necessary.

 

12/05/2021 Happy International Nurses Day!
07/05/2021 500,000 Vaccinations Given

We are extremely proud to announce that we have now hit the momentous milestone of administering half a million vaccinations (combination of first and second doses)!

08/05/2021 Health Board Doctor features in new book launched by the Duchess of Cambridge

A Health Board doctor who photographed herself after wearing PPE at the height of the pandemic last year has featured in a national exhibition and book as part of an initiative launched by Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton.

26/05/2021 Covid-19 Testing Team Annual Report 2020/2021

Following 12 months of testing, please see the Health Board's Covid-19 Testing Team Annual Report 2021/2021.

07/05/2021 JCVI Announcement

Today (Friday 7th May) the JCVI have announced that those under 40 years (with no clinical risk factors) should be offered an alternative vaccine to Oxford AstraZeneca. 

05/05/2021 Think 111 First

The Health Board has today (5th May) launched a new campaign to encourage people to 'Think 111 First' if you have an urgent healthcare issue and are unsure what to do.

05/05/2021 Seconds Save Lives – Clean your hands

We are marking World Hand Hygiene Day (5th May) this year by encouraging our staff, patients and visitors to continue to think about the importance of clean hands.

04/05/2021 Health Board meets with St George's to discuss the benefits of Physician Associates
Tuesday 4th May 2021

As the Health Board looks to expand the role of Physician Associates (PAs), last week colleagues from St Georges University Teaching Hospital in London took time to virtually meet with our Surgical Leads to discuss the benefits that the PA role can bring to front-door and elective surgical services.

29/04/2021 Reminding people of the changes to our NHS services

The Health Board is running a campaign in local pubs, clubs and taxi premises to urge people to use the right service, or attend the correct hospital for their needs, when they are unwell or injured.

29/04/2021 Vaccination Booking Centre Telephone Lines

The Vaccination Booking Centre is experiencing technical issues with their telephone lines.  Callers are being held in a queue, but not getting through to an operator.

 

27/04/2021 In the midst of life: Insights of a hospital chaplain

With over 30 years’ of hospital chaplaincy experience, Michael Marsden, Chaplain at Nevill Hall Hospital shares his insights with us in his new book.

28/04/2021 Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Briefing for MPs

Download the summary of the key issues arising from the Briefing for MPs that took place on Friday, 23rd April 2021.

26/04/2021 Caerphilly Borough Needs Blood Donors
27/04/2021 Brynmawr Medical Centre

We are aware that a number of patients trying to call Brynmawr Medical Practice are being connected with a company in Blackwood.

20/04/2021 Call Delays Due to Theft of Computer Equipment

Due to a break in at one of our premises in Newport last night, our Trauma and Orthopaedic Outpatients team is experiencing some problems answering patient enquiries today.

19/04/2021 Llanbradach Centre for Health

Relocation of Premises for  Llanbradach Branch Site of Aber Medical Centre and The Village Surgery

21/04/2021 Belle Vue Lane Closure

We have been advised that Belle Vue Lane, which runs adjacent to the Royal Gwent Hospital, will be closed on Sunday 25th April all day, for essential road repairs.

13/04/2021 A glimpse at what the new Tredegar Health and Wellbeing Centre will look like

These exciting new images show how the new Tredegar Health and Wellbeing Centre could look once it opens to the public in Spring 2023.

19/04/2021 Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Briefing for MPs

Download the summary of the key issues arising from the Briefing for MPs that took place on Friday, 16th April 2021.

12/04/2021 Introducing the Virtual 'Buddying' Patient Engagement Pilot with Aneurin Bevan CHC

Prior to the Covid-19 Pandemic, CHC officers would visit our wards and speak to patients in confidence about their experiences of care. This third party feedback provided the Health Board with valuable, anonymous feedback that helped us to both celebrate what we do well and change what we need to, with the aim of improving the experience for people who receive care on our wards.

13/04/2021 Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Briefing for MPs

Download the summary of the key issues arising from the Briefing for MPs that took place on Friday, 9th April 2021.

07/04/2021 Happy World Health Day!

Today, 7th April, is World Health Day. Each year, on the anniversary of the founding of the WHO in 1948, this day draws attention to a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world.

30/03/2021 Handcrafted Memorial Bench Placed Outside ICU at The Grange University Hospital

Last year, Critical Care staff from across Aneurin Bevan University Health Board collected money between them to have this beautiful bench designed and produced, in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the pandemic.

29/03/2021 New Website for Family Health Advice Launches in Gwent

A new online platform dedicated to supporting families through the stages of maternity and child health development, in partnership with local health professionals, launches today (date) in the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board area.

18/03/2021 The Future of Vascular Services in South East Wales

There are a number of growing challenges facing vascular services in South East Wales, meaning the service cannot be sustained in its current format for the future. 

24/03/2021 ED Nurse Returns to Work a Year After Being Ventilated on ICU with Covid-19

Cindy Sulit, a much loved Nurse at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, has this week returned to her role in the Emergency Department almost a year after she became critically ill with Covid-19.

After contracting Covid-19, Cindy’s condition deteriorated rapidly and she was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit and put on a ventilator for over three weeks.

29/03/2021 Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Briefing for MPs

Download the summary of the key issues arising from the Briefing for MPs that took place on Friday, 26th March 2021.

22/03/2021 Taking Part in the National Day of Reflection on Tuesday 23rd March 2021

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board will take part in the National Day of Reflection on Tuesday 23rd March by lighting up six of our hospitals.

20/03/2021 Children's Nature and Healing Garden at The Grange University Hospital Used for First Time

Three year old Eliza made history this week, as the very first patient to use the Children’s Healing Garden at The Grange University Hospital.

19/03/2021 Tredegar Health and Wellbeing Centre approved by Welsh Government

The Welsh Government have approved the full business case for the new Tredegar Health and  Wellbeing Centre development.

16/03/2021 Supporting Young Carers in Gwent - Pharmacy Poster Competition winner

Today is Young Carers Action Day and we want to raise awareness of Young Carers and the incredible contribution they make to their families and local communities. 

12/03/2021 Consultant Psychiatrist acknowledged for her efforts during the pandemic though hand-painted 'The Art of Motherhood' mural.
10/03/2021 Intensive Care Consultant receives prestigious award for COVID-19 photography project

Dr Nick Mason, an Intensive Care Consultant in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, has won the prestigious AP 2021 Power of Photography Award.

12/03/2021 Bevan Exemplar Projects - Virtual Showcase Events

Bevan Exemplars, supported by the Bevan Commission, demonstrate outstanding examples of innovative practice projects across NHS Wales that have improved health and care, patient experiences and demonstrated good value for money.

11/03/2021 If giving is in your blood please help

Where to give blood in the Newport and Caerphilly areas in March and April.

09/03/2021 Our first Covid-19 patient to be ventilated – one year on...

It is one year since Scott Howells, our first Covid-19 patient, was put on a ventilator in the Royal Gwent Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. He was in hospital for a total of eight weeks.

05/03/2021 New Women's Health Ambulatory Care Unit Offers Procedures Without Hospital Admission

We are delighted to have successfully held our first Gynaecology treatment clinic at Nevill Hall Hospital’s new Women’s Health Ambulatory Care Unit this week.

The new treatment clinic, which performs Myosure tissue removal, offers Gynaecology patients the opportunity to undergo a minor procedure under Local Anaesthetic, without the need for Hospital admission or major surgery.

08/03/2021 National Intergenerational Week 8 to 14 March

This week we are celebrating National Intergenerational Week...

04/03/2021 Celebrating World Book Day with Two Books Close to our Hearts

As part of World Book Day, we’re celebrating two books that are very close to our hearts..

02/03/2021 Coleg Gwent Volunteers Help Patients Reconnect Virtually with their Families
03/03/2021 Resource Platform for Care Home and Domiciliary Staff

Improvement Cymru launch a new Resource Platform for Care Home and Domiciliary Staff to ensure quick and easy access to vital information.

26/02/2021 Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus/ Happy St David's Day!

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus/ Happy St David's Day!

St David's famous words- "Do the little things in life"- have been more relevant in the past year than they have ever been before.

01/03/2021 All Hospital Grounds in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Area are Smoke-Free from today, 1st March

People living across the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board area are being reminded that today, 1st March all hospital grounds become smoke-free.

25/02/2021 New Initiative for Relatives to Enquire About Patients in our Hospitals
We would like to remind you that we now have Telephonists at each of our main hospital sites, who serve as a point of contact for callers enquiring for updates on relatives.
22/01/2021 Launch of new Mental Health Website in Gwent
Friday 22nd January 2021

Have you visited melo.cymru yet?

The new website is a THE place for mental health information and support if you live in Gwent (that’s Caerphilly, Newport, Monmouthshire, Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent.)

Taking care of our own mental wellbeing, and that of our loved ones has never been more important. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges, worries and stresses, lots of us have had to develop new skills and new ways of coping.

While we can’t take away life’s problems, we can help you find better ways to cope with them.

On the website, you’ll find resources, courses, local opportunities to maintain and improve your mental and physical health. There’s also important information about getting help for you or someone you know.

08/02/2021 Lead Nurse Explains New Mass Vaccination Placement for Student Nurses

The Covid-19 Pandemic has resulted in the biggest vaccination programme we’ve seen in our lifetime. This has, of course, brought about many challenges. However, it has also offered many opportunities that wouldn’t usually arise.