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Friday 3rd April 2020

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12/30/2020 Covid Vaccination Update

We are delighted with the news this morning that the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has now been approved for use. As a Health Board we have made good progress on our vaccination programme since it began on the 8th December and this new vaccine will help us accelerate our vaccination programme.

12/30/2020 Wales plays key role in finding safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine

The Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has been approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) following a global trial, in which Welsh participants and healthcare professionals played a key role.

12/24/2020 Help us return your loved ones safely back home from hospital this Christmas
Thursday 24 December 2020

We are appealing to families to support their loved ones to return home from our hospitals once they are well.

Our hospitals are experiencing considerable pressure as more and more people are becoming sick from the Coronavirus in our community and need our care. 

12/24/2020 Nevill Hall Hospital receives Community Heroes Award
Thursday 24 December 2020

We are very proud of our staff at Nevill Hall Hospital, who have been presented with a Community Heroes Award by the Gateway Church in Abergavenny for all their hard work throughout this year. Assistant Operational Manager, Amanda Jones, accepted the award on behalf of the staff and patients at Nevill Hall Hospital

<br> 12/23/2020 Urgent changes to Shielding advice from Wales' Chief Medical Officer
Wednesday 23 December

Were you previously shielding?

The Welsh Government have updated their advice. You should no longer attend work or school outside of your home. This is particularly important if you have regular close contact with other people or share poorly ventilated workspace for long periods.

12/23/2020 A message to our communities from Public Sector Organisations across Wales
Wednesday 23 December 2020

We’ve joined public service leaders in sending a message to our communities across Wales.

Our services are under intense pressure and too many families have lost loved ones.

12/22/2020 Aneurin Bevan University Health Board makes a Christmas appeal to the residents of Gwent
Tuesday 22 December 2020

Due to a ‘concerning’ rise in COVID-19 cases in the Gwent area, the Health Board is writing an open letter to residents of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen. The letter asks residents to follow the new level 4 restrictions and minimise the number of people that they see over the festive season to help slow the spread of the virus.

12/23/2020 COVID-19 Temporary Testing Units to Open in Newport for Christmas Period

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is opening additional mobile Covid-19 testing units in the Rogerstone and Gaer areas of Newport over the Christmas holidays.

12/23/2020 News from the Board

Please find below a link to the Health Board's latest edition of Nye's Board News which sets out the main areas of discussion and provides a quick overview of decisions at our December 2020 'Virtual' Public Board meeting.

12/21/2020 Collection of Patient Sharps Boxes and Clinical Waste Bags over the Christmas Period

There will be changes to the collection of patient sharps boxes and clinical waste bags over the Christmas period

12/18/2020 Proud of our partnership with Torfaen Leisure Trust!
Friday 18th December

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Torfaen Leisure Trust, who have been really supportive in helping us set up the first Mass Vaccination Centre in Gwent, which has enabled us to successfully roll-out the first doses of the Covid vaccine.

12/18/2020 Monmouthshire's Got it in the Bag!

A successful initiative by Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group to make the admission into hospital more efficient is being launched today in Monmouthshire.

12/17/2020 We Want to Hear About Your Experience at The Grange University Hospital
Thursday 17th December 2020

Following the opening of The Grange University Hospital on Tuesday 17th November 2020, the Clinical Futures Team would like to ask patients/relatives to complete the The Grange University Hospital Patient Experience Survey.

12/17/2020 Urgent Announcement Regarding Maternity Services at Our Hospitals
Thursday 17th December 2020

Please note that due to high levels of staff sickness, the Midwife-led birth centres at the Royal Gwent and Nevill Hall Hospitals will close temporarily from today (17th December 2020) until 4th January 2021.

12/12/2020 URGENT MESSAGE - The Grange University Hospital
12/08/2020 Historic Day for Health Board as Wales starts COVID-19 Vaccinations

The day has finally arrived as Gwent starts on its road to recovery. Wales was the first country in the world to receive supplies of the vaccine last week, and today a huge team of healthcare professionals have become one of the first to start vaccinating the Gwent population, protecting people against coronavirus.

12/11/2020 Changes to our Services from Monday 14th December 2020...

From Monday 14th December we will be making changes to some of our services. This decision has not been made lightly, however, the increasing transmission of COVID-19 within our communities, together with the usual winter demand on our emergency care is having a significant impact on our ability to provide normal services.

12/11/2020 BSc (Hons) Nursing with the Open University
12/07/2020 Text Messages to Newly Referred Patients

Patients who have been newly referred to a specialty this year and who are on an outpatient waiting list may receive a text message from the Health Board as follows:

12/07/2020 Supporting Welsh Language Rights Day
Monday 7th December

Today, Monday 7th December, we as a Health Board are supporting the #maegenihawl Welsh Language Rights Day, where we are promoting some of the Welsh language services that we offer to our patients and staff as part of their Welsh Language Rights.

 

12/07/2020 COVID-19 - Steph's Story

There are a number of NHS staff who have experienced the devastating effects of Covid-19. For example, some have contracted the virus and needed mechanical ventilation, some have been unable to visit relatives in hospital and some staff have lost family members, not being with them when they were dying, as visiting restrictions at that time did not allow it.

12/04/2020 Road Closure Notice
12/04/2020 Outpatient Referral & Booking Centre

The Outpatient Referral & Booking Centre have made temporary changes to their opening hours.  With immediate effect we will be closed on Saturdays, however will continue to be available Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm.

12/03/2020 Emergency Department at The Grange University Hospital

The Emergency Department remains very busy at The Grange University Hospital in Cwmbran.

12/03/2020 Pharmacy - your views?

We want to hear your views about pharmacy services in Gwent.  Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is reviewing the provision of pharmacy services. If you use community pharmacies or dispensing doctor services in Gwent, please complete our survey.

<br> 12/02/2020 Covid-19 Vaccine Deployment in Wales- Statement from MS Vaughan Gething
Wednesday 2nd December 2020

WRITTEN STATEMENT BY THE WELSH GOVERNMENT

12/01/2020 Help Us to Name our Clinical Futures Bear!
11/29/2020 Mobile COVID-19 Testing Units Open in Torfaen

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is opening a number of mobile COVID-19 testing units across Torfaen.

11/27/2020 Mobile COVID-19 Testing Units in Blaenau Gwent

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is extending the opening of its mobile COVID-19 testing units in Blaenau Gwent.

11/27/2020 Change of Venue for Haematology Outpatients and Treatments

Following the COVID-19 outbreak, a decision was made on patient safety grounds in March this year to relocate the haematology service from the Royal Gwent and Nevill Hall hospitals to Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr, Ystrad Mynach. 

11/24/2020 Mobile COVID-19 Testing Unit Opens in Rhymney

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is opening a temporary COVID-19 testing unit in Rhymney, Caerphilly, from Tuesday 24 November.

12/01/2020 Graham's Story

Last week we introduced you to  ‘Aneura in a Visor’, our Covid Safety Advisor who is communicating key messages to our members of staff and the public about following infection control guidelines,

11/23/2020 14k Raised in Breast Cancer Awareness Month for Ystrad Mynach New Breast Care Unit

Over ££14,000 was raised as part of the "Turn Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) Pink "campaign in Breast Cancer Awareness month.

11/23/2020 Text Messages to Patients
11/23/2020 Walled Garden Newsletter
11/22/2020 Join Carers Wales for their first All Wales Online Roadshow

In celebration of Carers Rights Day on 26th November, Carers Wales is hosting a series of online events.

11/20/2020 CWTCH at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board wins Psychiatric Team of the Year at 2020 RCPsych Awards

CWTCH at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board won the Psychiatric Team of the Year Award at the 2020 RCPsych Awards, which are held annually to recognise excellence within psychiatry.

11/20/2020 Road Closure Notice

A465 weekend road closure between Brynmawr & Gilwern:  20 - 23  November 2020
 

11/20/2020 New Arrival for Dr Ami Jones
11/17/2020 We Are Open!
11/20/2020 Blaenau Gwent Temporary COVID-19 Test Centres

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is opening new temporary COVID19 testing facilities in Blaenau Gwent and has extended the opening of the temporary test centre at Gwent Shopping Centre.

11/18/2020 Express Delivery at The Grange University Hospital

A baby boy was delivered in the car park of The Grange University Hospital yesterday – the hospital’s opening day.

11/16/2020 Very First Baby is delivered at The Grange University Hospital

We had a beautiful rainbow yesterday but look at the amazing morning sky that greeted our early risers this morning when they arrived at The Grange University Hospital.

11/15/2020 Good Morning from The Grange University Hospital

We were greeted with this lovely rainbow as we arrived at The Grange University Hospital this morning.

We'’ll be bringing you lots more behind the scenes footage

11/13/2020 Let Us Take You Behind The Scenes This Weekend...
Friday 13th November 2020

As we prepare for the opening of The Grange University Hospital on Tuesday 17th November, the site will be a hive of activity over the weekend and into next week. To document this momentous period, we will be providing a behind the scenes look at the events of the weekend, as we prepare for 'The Big Move'. 

11/13/2020 'Name the Bear' Competition Launched to Win a Real Steiff Bear
Friday 13 November 2020

Our Clinical Futures app has featured on all our campaign graphics. For the great work he has done in helping us inform people across Gwent that NHS healthcare services are changing.

After all his hard work, we think he finally deserves a name, so we are running a 'Naming the Bear' competition.

11/10/2020 One week to go until The Grange University Hospital transforms NHS healthcare services in Gwent
11/09/2020 Busy Morning at The Grange University Hospital
11/09/2020 Occupational Therapists celebrate #OTWEEK2020

Continuing Healthcare Occupational Therapists  celebrate #OTWEEK2020 sharing their passion and dedication for the profession.

11/06/2020 Gwent Partners Launch Healthy Travel Charter
11/06/2020 The Welsh Blood Service is coming to Newport

The Welsh Blood Service will be coming to the Celtic Manor on 12, 13 and 16 November.

11/06/2020 Road Signs to our Hospitals
11/06/2020 New Temporary Covid-19 Testing Unit Opens in Tredegar
11/02/2020 'Life on Hold'- Fertility Education Event
Life On Hold is a fertility education event for family and friends.

Join us to discover what your loved ones are actually going through and how you can help them on their fertility journey.

10/30/2020 The Iceberg Programme - Making a Difference

The Iceberg programme is continuing to make a huge difference to the lives of families across Gwent at such an uncertain time for so many children, young people and their families.

10/27/2020 Three weeks to go until The Grange University Hospital transforms NHS healthcare services in Gwent
10/29/2020 Information for Patients Referred to Hospital by your GP

How to self-manage your condition while waiting to be seen at the hospital

10/28/2020 New Temporary Covid-19 Testing Unit Opens in Bargoed

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is opening a temporary testing unit in Bargoed on Wednesday 28 October.

10/27/2020 Information About Your Appointment

If you have Covid-19 symptoms, however  mild, do not attend your appointment. 

10/27/2020 Met Office Severe Weather Warning

A yellow rain warning has been issued for Wales for Thursday 29th into Friday 30th. It’s also possible that this warning may be raised to an Amber warning over the next few days

10/26/2020 Food Support Available
10/26/2020 Your Carer Friendly Commitment
10/23/2020 Important Information about our Emergency Departments
Friday 23rd October 2020

We are treating an increasing number of patients with COVID-19 in our hospitals. Our Emergency Departments at Nevill Hall Hospital and the Royal Gwent Hospital are under significant pressure with the number of patients attending, both with COVID and non COVID.

10/20/2020 The Future of Emergency Hospital Services in Gwent
10/23/2020 One Gloucestershire Consultation
10/21/2020 COVID-19 Test Results

We have received reports from members of the public about delays receiving their result after a COVID-19 test. 

10/20/2020 New Temporary Testing Unit Opens in Senghenydd, Caerphilly
10/16/2020 Annual General Meeting of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

You are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board on Wednesday 28th October 2020 at 4:00pm.

10/16/2020 Extended opening times for Covid Testing Call Centre

From Monday 19th October, the Health Board's Covid Testing booking line will extend its opening hours to cover:

10/15/2020 Meet our Welsh Language Champions on today's Shwmae Day!
Thursday 15th October

Today, Thursday 15th October 2020, is Diwrnod Shwmae Day, where we encourage everyone to start their conversations with 'Shwmae' and 'Give Welsh a go'. Our patients are at the heart of everything we do, so for this year's Shwmae day, we are focusing on the importance of Welsh Language services for our patients.

10/16/2020 New Temporary Covid-19 Testing Unit Opens in Abertillery

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is opening a temporary testing unit in Abertillery on Saturday 17th October 2020.

10/15/2020 Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Supply Chain Engagement Event
10/15/2020 Llanfrechfa Grange Walled garden named as one of country's best green spaces...
10/12/2020 COVID-19 Outbreak at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport
Tuesday 12th October 2020
<br> 10/14/2020 New Temporary Testing Unit Opens in Penyrheol

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board are opening a temporary testing unit in Penyrheol on Wednesday 14th October.

10/13/2020 Road Closure Notice - A465 Heads of the Valleys - Gilwern to Brynmawr

A465 night closures (14 & 15 October) will be followed by a weekend road closure (16 - 19 October) between Brynmawr to Gilwern.

10/12/2020 Queen's Birthday Honours
10/09/2020 Our Emergency Departments are extremely busy at present

Please be aware that our Emergency Departments are extremely busy at present.  If you attend and are not seriously unwell you will be facing lengthy waits.

 

10/08/2020 Cwtsh Creative Well-being Festival for World Mental Health Day
Thursday 8th October 2020

Cwtsh Festival starts Thursday 8th October and runs through to World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10th October.

10/07/2020 Temporary 'walk up' Coronavirus testing unit opens in Blaenavon
Wednesday 7th October 2020

A new temporary mobile Testing Unit is opening in Blaenavon on Thursday 8th October.

The new unit will operate every morning from 9am – 12.30pm until Thursday 15th of October.

10/06/2020 Would you like to come and work for the Health Board as one of our Independent Members?

We currently have two opportunities available, Independent Member for Finance and an Independent Member for ICT...

10/05/2020 Text Messages to Patients

We are contacting patients on our waiting lists via text message asking questions about their condition..

10/05/2020 Breast Cancer Awareness Month
10/05/2020 Hypo Awareness Week
10/02/2020 Cancer Attendance Message from Dr Mary Craig
10/05/2020 News from the Board
10/02/2020 Public Health Wales - NHS Flu Vaccine

Public Health Wales has issued a press release which reassures eligible people that there is enough free NHS flu vaccine, but warns that getting vaccinated will take longer due to high demand.

09/30/2020 Temporary 'Walk Up' Coronavirus Testing Unit opens in Pontypool

Wednesday 30th September 2020

A temporary mobile testing unit at the Old Mill Car Park, Trosnant, Pontypool, NP4 8AT, has opened on Wednesday 30th September.

This new mobile unit has been opened in response to a rising rate of Coronavirus cases, and will provide a ‘walk up’ testing service to residents of Torfaen, by appointment only.

10/01/2020 Minority Ethnic Communities Health Fair
09/30/2020 Covid Rehabilitation Programme
Wednesday 30th September 2020

This week ITV Wales joined the patients at the post Covid rehabilitation programme to talk to them about the longer term effects of Covid.

09/30/2020 COPD Pathway project nominated for award

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is delighted to announce that their COPD Pathway project has been shortlisted for a Nursing Times award 2020.

09/23/2020 Temporary mobile testing unit opens in Blaenau Gwent

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is opening a mobile testing unit at the Former Nantyglo Comprehensive School site, from 12.30pm on Thursday 24th September.

09/25/2020 Newport 'Walk Up' Coronavirus Testing Centre

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is to open a 'Walk up' Coronavirus Testing Centre at Rodney Parade, Memorial Gate on Monday 28th September 2020.

09/23/2020 Weekend Flu Clinics - Blaenau Gwent

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

There will be a number of weekend flu clinics running across Blaenau Gwent this weekend.

09/23/2020 On Line House - telephone lines currently down

We are pleased to advise that the phone lines into the Health Records Department have now been restored.

09/22/2020 Live Q&A Session on The Grange University Hospital

Join us on our Facebook Page on Friday 25th September at 11am for another Q&A session, where Dr Chris Chick and Senior Nurse, Mandy Hale, will be offering an exclusive look inside the new Hospital, talking all things ‘Grange’ and answering your questions LIVE!

09/23/2020 Important information for patients travelling to hospital appointments

 

Due to local lockdown restrictions in Blaenau Gwent, Newport and Caerphilly Boroughs, Gwent Police have announced that they will be using road checks to help enforce lockdown measures.

09/22/2020 Public Health Wales urges eligible people in Wales to have free flu vaccine

Public Health Wales is urging all eligible people in Wales to have their free flu vaccine as NHS Wales begins its largest ever national flu vaccine programme.

09/22/2020 Further Extension to 'Walk Up' Testing Centre at Caerphilly Leisure Centre

The ‘Walk Up’ Testing Centre at Caerphilly Leisure Centre has been further extended and will be open until Monday 28th September at 3:00pm.

09/18/2020 Extension to 'Walk Up' Testing Centre at Caerphilly Leisure Centre

The ‘Walk Up’ Testing Centre at Caerphilly Leisure Centre has been further extended and will be open until Monday 21st September at 3pm.