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Friday 3rd April 2020

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             Date Title Summary
25/02/2021 The Benefits of our Home First Team!

Most patients can’t wait to get home from hospital and the sooner the better. This isn’t just because it’s where they want to be, it’s also better for recovery once acute hospital care is no longer needed.

22/01/2021 Recovery app launched in Wales to help support people with long COVID

A COVID recovery app was launched on Wednesday 20th January  as part of wider support on offer for people experiencing the longer term effects of coronavirus.

24/02/2021 Closing of Whiteheads Car Park, near the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport

The Health Board's licence to occupy the Whiteheads car park expires on Sunday 28 February 2021, and those attending the hospital will no longer be able to utilise this car parking facility with effect from 1 March 2021. 

<br> 26/01/2021 When to go to a Minor Injury Unit

Since the opening of The Grange University Hospital in November we have changed the way we deliver our services.

01/02/2021 Vaccine update week commencing 1st February 2021

Weekly Progress (25th January - 1st February)

25/01/2021 Vaccine update week commencing 25th January 2021

The Covid-19 vaccination team at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and our GP practices continue to work tirelessly on the biggest vaccination programme we have seen in our lifetime.

05/02/2021 100,000 People Vaccinated in Gwent!

We are incredibly delighted to announce the fantastic news that we have given over 100,000 vaccinations.

22/02/2021 No evidence' Covid-19 vaccine will affect fertility, say unions

The Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have issued a joint statement to confirm there is “no evidence to suggest that Covid-19 vaccines will affect fertility”. 


19/02/2021 Arts in Health and Wellbeing – working to support our colleagues and community

Throughout the pandemic, the groundswell of support for the NHS that we have witnessed, came to be symbolised by the rainbows that have filled our streets. 

09/02/2021 How Captain Sir Tom Moore's Fundraising Efforts Have Benefitted our Staff and Patients

We are so humbled and grateful to the late Captain Sir Tom Moore for all his incredible fundraising efforts for the NHS.

Thanks to the money we received from his hard work, we have been able to purchase items and support services that make a real difference to the well-being of our staff and patients.

22/01/2021 Road Closure Notice - Postponed

Please note that the Brynmawr - Gilwern road closure planned for this weekend has been postponed to Saturday 6th - Monday 8th February

18/02/2021 Young Person Aged 16-25 in Gwent? We want to hear from you!

We are excited to announce that melo, our new mental wellbeing website, will be holding a workshop for young people aged 16-25 in Gwent! We will be gathering feedback from young people across Gwent on how we can make our website and resources even better. Our workshop will be held on the 25th February at 5.30pm, via a zoom call.

18/01/2021 Vaccine update week commencing 18th January 2021

Across our Health Board we have now vaccinated a total of 25,877 people.

Residents from 72 of the 95 care homes for older adults within the health board area have been offered the vaccination, with staff in 90% of our older adult care homes being offered the vaccine. We have vaccinated 7,777 80 years and over and 6,500+ frontline health staff.

08/02/2021 Vaccine update week commencing 8th February 2021

Last week, we reached the milestone of 100,000 vaccinations and have now vaccinated a total of 111,443 people across our Health Board. A huge thank you to all those who have attended their vaccination
appointments so far. Without you, these fantastic figures would not be possible.

12/01/2021 Vaccine update week commencing 11th January 2021

Since the launch of the Covid vaccine, the team at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board have been working tirelessly on the biggest vaccination programme we’ve seen in our lifetime. So far across Gwent we have vaccinated over 15,000 people.

08/02/2021 All Wales Covid-19 Well-being Second Survey

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

13/01/2021 Online Nutrition Support Now Available for Cancer Patients
26/01/2021 We Want to Hear About Your Experience at The Grange University Hospital

There's still time to complete  The Grange University Hospital  Patient Experience Survey.

11/01/2021 Transforming Adult Mental Health Services in Gwent

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board – Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Division is pleased to officially launch a new public engagement to help improve adult mental health services across Gwent.

25/01/2021 Send Some Love to your NHS!

Dydd Santes Dwynwen hapus/ Happy St Dwynwen's Day!

This year, we would like to commemorate today's Welsh Patron Saint of Lovers Day by celebrating the love we have for our NHS and our staff.

04/02/2021 New Mass Vaccination Centre Open in Newbridge

We are so proud of our Vaccination Team for all their hard work, as we opened another of our Mass Vaccination Centres, this time in Newbridge, last Saturday.

12/02/2021 Valentine's Reunion for Married Patients at County Hospital

We're celebrating Valentine's Day with the heartwarming story of Mr and Mrs Sneddon..

10/02/2021 Help us improve 'The Future of Primary Healthcare Premises in Wales'

The Welsh Government has partnered with Archus to review all Primary Care facilities in Wales, in order to identify areas requiring modernisation in line with current regulations.

13/01/2021 New Initiative Introduced for Relatives to Enquire About Patients in our Hospitals

We are pleased to announce that from today, 13th January 2021, we will have Telephonists at each of our main hospital sites, who will serve as a point of contact for callers enquiring for updates on relatives. We are aware of the significant difficulties the public are experiencing when trying to contact our wards during these very challenging times.

02/02/2021 Board News - January 2021

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 January 2021 'Virtual' Public Board meeting.

28/01/2021 COVID-19: Know the Enemy

COVID-19 Strengths: Spreads quickly, often undetected

COVID-19 Weakness: Testing to identify positive cases

28/01/2021 Over 55,000 Vaccinations in Gwent

We are delighted to announce that we have given over 55,000 vaccinations.

05/02/2021 Road Closure Notice

Please note that the A465 between Brynmawr and Gilwern will be closed this weekend from 06:00am Saturday 6th February - 06:00am Monday 8th February 2021.

11/01/2021 NHS Wales Covid 19 vaccination team: returning healthcare professionals

In 2020 we’ve all made great sacrifices to protect ourselves, family, friends and the NHS from Covid 19. That protection is continuing and as part of it we are in the process of vaccinating our wonderful nation.

18/02/2021 Walled Garden Newsletter

Welcome to the latest issue of The Walled Garden newsletter. In this issue:

15/02/2021 On-Demand Hospital Radio Service 'YYFM' Launches at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr

A new, innovative, on-demand hospital radio service has launched at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr, to help
combat loneliness, boredom and the feeling of isolation that some patients face when staying in
hospital- something that has only been emphasised during the Coronavirus pandemic.

11/02/2021 Free 6 Week Mindfulness Course for residents of Monmouthshire, Caerphilly, Newport, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent

The Present is a six-week online course co-delivered by practitioners of the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and Valleys Steps.

03/02/2021 Facebook Live Vaccination Q&A

Do you have a question about the Coronavirus vaccine? Ask the experts!

02/02/2021 Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Act 2019

The Public Services Ombudsman for Wales has investigated a complaint and found service failure by Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (“the Health Board”) and has sent a report on the results of his investigation to the Health Board.

24/01/2021 COVID Testing Snow Update

Risk assessments have been carried out and the decision has been made to close all test sites in Gwent.

24/01/2021 Update on Vaccination Centres

We can confirm that both Cwmbran Stadium and the Newport Centre are open for appointments today. Please be careful when you are travelling and arriving at sites.

19/02/2021 Outpatient Referral & Booking Centre

The Outpatient Referral & Booking Centre has  now reverted  to their normal opening hours.  With immediate effect they will be open from Monday to Friday between 8:00am and 6:00pm and Saturday mornings 8:00am - 12:00noon.

08/01/2021 Our winners at the South Wales Argus Health and Social Care Awards 2020
Monday 4th January 2021

Take a look at the wonderful staff members that won awards at last week's South Wales Argus Health and Social Care awards..

08/01/2021 Scam Alert: Fake NHS COVID-19 Vaccine Text

It's been brought to our attention that a  dangerous fake NHS text has been circulating, telling people they are eligible to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine.

06/01/2021 Latest Weekly Covid-19 Vaccine Update
Wednesday 6th January 2021

Each week, we will provide you with an update on where we are with the Covid-19 vaccine roll out in Gwent. Here's this week's update:

31/12/2020 New Year Honours List 2021

Congratulations to Professor Alka Surajprakash Ahuja and Professor Tamas Szakmany who have both received awards in the New Year Honours list 2021.

30/12/2020 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.

30/12/2020 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.

24/12/2020 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. 

24/12/2020 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> 23/12/2020 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.

23/12/2020 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.

22/12/2020 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.

23/12/2020 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.

23/12/2020 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.

21/12/2020 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

18/12/2020 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.

18/12/2020 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.

17/12/2020 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.

17/12/2020 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
08/12/2020 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.

11/12/2020 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.

11/12/2020 BSc (Hons) Nursing with the Open University
07/12/2020 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:

07/12/2020 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.


07/12/2020 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.

04/12/2020 Road Closure Notice
04/12/2020 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.

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

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

03/12/2020 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> 02/12/2020 Covid-19 Vaccine Deployment in Wales- Statement from MS Vaughan Gething
Wednesday 2nd December 2020


01/12/2020 Help Us to Name our Clinical Futures Bear!
29/11/2020 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.

27/11/2020 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.

27/11/2020 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. 

24/11/2020 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.

01/12/2020 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,

23/11/2020 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.

23/11/2020 Text Messages to Patients
23/11/2020 Walled Garden Newsletter
22/11/2020 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.

20/11/2020 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.

20/11/2020 Road Closure Notice

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

20/11/2020 New Arrival for Dr Ami Jones
17/11/2020 We Are Open!
20/11/2020 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.

18/11/2020 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.

16/11/2020 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.

15/11/2020 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

13/11/2020 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'. 

13/11/2020 '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.

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

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

06/11/2020 Gwent Partners Launch Healthy Travel Charter
06/11/2020 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.

06/11/2020 Road Signs to our Hospitals
06/11/2020 New Temporary Covid-19 Testing Unit Opens in Tredegar
02/11/2020 '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.

30/10/2020 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.

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

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

28/10/2020 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.

27/10/2020 Information About Your Appointment

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