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Friday 3rd April 2020

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             Date Title Summary
09/18/2020 Public Board Meeting to Take Place on Wednesday 23rd September

You are invited to watch our next Public Board Meeting, at 9:30am on Wednesday 23rd September 2020 LIVE on our Youtube Channel.

You can view the agenda and papers on our Key Documents section.

09/17/2020 Caldicot Health Centre Receive Donation for Rainbow Mural from Bellway Homes

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board are very grateful to Bellway Homes for donating £300 towards a rainbow mural in the children’s waiting area at Caldicot Health Centre.

09/16/2020 New Temporary Coronavirus Testing Centre to Open in New Tredegar

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board has announced the opening of a new testing centre in New Tredegar in Caerphilly Borough.

This new mobile unit will provide a testing service to residents in the north of Caerphilly Borough. It is located at the car park, New Tredegar Business Park, White Rose Way, NP24 6BH and you must book an appointment to attend for a test.

09/15/2020 Intensive Care Unit at The Grange University Hospital to Become First in Wales to Use New NHS Wales £13 Million Technology Investment

Hospitals in Wales are to benefit from a new high-tech digital-monitoring system for seriously ill people in Intensive Care Units. 

The new Grange University Hospital in Llanfrechfa, which is scheduled for early opening in November 2020, will be the first to adopt the new system in summer 2021. Planned roll out will then follow to all NHS Wales Intensive Care Units.

<br> 09/13/2020 Newport residents urged to be vigilant for Coronavirus symptoms as cases rise

Members of the public in Newport are being advised of the need to be vigilant for the symptoms of Coronavirus, and of the vital need to stick to social distancing guidelines, as a rise in cases there causes concern.

09/11/2020 Important- Requirement for Face Coverings in all Health Board Premises
Friday 11th September 2020

In the last week, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board has seen a significant rise in positive COVID-19 cases within the community, investigations have indicated that a lack of social distancing in all age groups, in a range of different locations, has contributed to the spread of the virus.

09/11/2020 The 'Woodshed' Receive Shipping Container Donated by Laing O'Rourke

On Thursday 10th September, Laing O’Rourke, the main contractors for The Grange University Hospital, donated a shipping container to the 'Woodshed', based at St. Cadoc’s Hospital.

The Woodshed is a Mental Health Woodwork Therapy project for Mental Health patients at the hospital.

09/11/2020 'No Visiting' Policy to be Extended to the Whole of the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Area
09/10/2020 Q&A Session with Dr Sarah Aitken and Dr David Hepburn Now Available to Watch

On Thursday 10th September 2020, Dr Sarah Aitken and Dr David Hepburn took part in a Live Question and Answer session to discuss how the people of Gwent could all help to prevent a second wave of Covid-19.

Anyone who missed the very informative session can watch the video on the Health Board's Facebook page. 

09/10/2020 Temporary Testing Centres Extended in Caerphilly – Drive Through is for Appointments Only
09/10/2020 The Gwent Regional Partnership Team paves the way to put commitment to unpaid carers on the map
09/09/2020 Lockdown of the Caerphilly County area and what it means for local Health Services

Following the local lockdown of the Caerphilly County area from 6pm yesterday (8th September), please see more detailed information on how the recent restrictions could affect your local Health Care services and the way you access them:

09/09/2020 Shielding Information from the Welsh Government

Following the lockdown in Caerphilly, for residents who were shielding prior to 16th of August and remain on the Shielding Patient List, there is no change to the advice from the Chief Medical Officer for Wales.

09/08/2020 Important message - we need your help

From 6pm tonight (Tuesday 8th September 2020), the Caerphilly County Borough Council area will become an enhanced local health protection area and several new Lockdown restrictions come into force.

09/08/2020 Live Q&A Session on 'How you can help prevent a second wave of Covid-19'

Join us for our next Live Q&A Session on Facebook, this Thursday, 10th September 2020, at 6:00pm, where Dr Sarah Aitken and Dr Dave Hepburn will be discussing 'How you can help prevent a second wave of #COVID-19'.

If you have any questions, please send them to us via Facebook, Twitter, or you can e-mail them to us at abhb.enquiries@wales.nhs.uk

09/08/2020 Caerphilly Dental Practices

In order to ensure the safety of the public, patients and health care staff from 6pm today, all Caerphilly Dental Practices will only be able provide urgent/essential dental care and will not see any patients who live outside the borough for routine dental care at this time.

09/08/2020 Dr Sarah Aitken Warns Gwent to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus
09/08/2020 No hospital visiting for Caerphilly residents
09/07/2020 Caerphilly Local Lockdown - Statement from the Gwent Local Resilience Forum
09/07/2020 Temporary drive through testing centre opens in Caerphilly County Borough
09/07/2020 Do you know what our Minor Injury Units can offer you?
09/04/2020 Temporary Coronavirus testing centre opens in Caerphilly
09/04/2020 People in Caerphilly urged to social distance properly as clusters of coronavirus give cause for concern
09/01/2020 Emergency Department Service Changes

You may have noticed that our Emergency departments (A and E) are once again very busy. 

08/28/2020 Temporary Changes to Emergency Surgery and Trauma Services
08/25/2020 An unique Very Senior Management Opportunity - Board Secretary

Guiding the Board in the responsible and effective conduct of its role providing where appropriate, a discreet challenging and independent voice in relation to Board deliberations and decision making....

08/28/2020 Welsh Blood Service coming to Newport
08/21/2020 Newsletter of the Friends of Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden
08/18/2020 Torfaen Youth Forum Visits Grange University Hospital
08/12/2020 Work Underway on new Llanbradach Primary Care Centre

Work is underway on the new £3m Primary Care Centre in Llanbradach. Work started in March 2020 and the new building is expected to be complete in spring 2021.

08/14/2020 Welsh Government Shielding Scheme Paused

Welsh Government are pausing shielding in Wales on Sunday 16th August 2020.

08/12/2020 Post COVID Support Hub

Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation have teamed up to create a post COVID hub.

08/11/2020 A465 Road Closure 14 - 17 August 2020 between Ebbw Vale to Brynmawr and Brynmawr to Gilwern
08/10/2020 Steps to Discovery
08/07/2020 Volunteer support at The Grange University Hospital

Our Chief Executive, Judith Paget, recently met volunteer, Barry Carpenter, from Abergavenny.

08/05/2020 Former Covid-19 ICU Patients say 'Thank you' to Health Board Staff

In this heart-warming video, filmed by one of our very own Intensive Care Consultants, Dr Nick Mason, former Covid-19 patients, who received treatment in the Health Board's Intensive Care Unit, express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff who cared for them throughout their hospitalisation.

08/05/2020 #DistanceAware Campaign

We are proud to be supporting the #DistanceAware campaign.

08/04/2020 Test, Trace and Protect across Gwent
07/30/2020 IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Changes to isolation period for Covid-19 - Updated 30 July 2020

From 30 July, people who have tested positive for coronavirus will have to self-isolate for 10 days instead of 7 days. The 10 day period starts from the day symptoms start, or if asymptomatic from the day a test is taken.  As before a test should be arranged within 5 days of symptoms starting. This will also apply to health and social care workers.

08/05/2020 Cycle to Work Day

 

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is supporting the National Cycle to Work Day which returns on Thursday 6th August with a twist.

07/29/2020 NHS Wales self-management apps for Asthma and COPD

NHS Wales have launched three new self-management Apps for healthcare professionals and patients who suffer from Asthma and COPD.

07/31/2020 If giving is in your blood, please help

We are currently going through unprecedented times and we need to ensure that we have blood and platelet products to treat patients in need.

07/24/2020 Making health and social care greener: our winners
07/24/2020 Delivering Property to Patients

We understand that due to the current visiting restrictions still in place, relatives have been experiencing difficulty delivering patient property to our wards. We have therefore put the following process in place -

07/28/2020 Facebook Live Q&A - Thursday 30th July 2020, 3.30p.m

Join us on Thursday 30th July 2020 at 3.30p.m for our next Facebook Live Q&A.

 

 

07/23/2020 Hafan Deg Ward - Patients' Vegetable Discharge Packs

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Hafan Deg staff and patients have discovered a love of gardening...

07/22/2020 Vaughan Gething, Minister for Health and Social Care in Wales, pays tribute to Health Board staff

This afternoon (Wednesday 22nd July), staff at the Royal Gwent Hospital had the opportunity  to meet Vaughan Gething, Minister for Health and Social Care in Wales, as he thanked them for their amazing work throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic.

07/22/2020 Nye's Board News - July 2020

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 July 2020 'Virtual' Public Board meeting.

07/20/2020 Next Live Facebook Q&A
07/21/2020 New NHS service enables people to sign up to be contacted for COVID-19 vaccine studies
07/17/2020 Updated Visiting Guidance from Monday 20th July 2020

Yesterday, the Welsh Government issued revised guidance for hospital visiting in Wales.

Whilst we are changing some of the restrictions around visiting, strict rules must still be in place to protect staff, patients and visitors.

07/16/2020 Health Board Energy Strategy Approved

In the last decade, the Health Board has made consistent progress with reducing both energy consumption and Carbon Emissions...

07/09/2020 Building of the Grange University Hospital

Take a look at  this video of the Grange University Hospital, which shows the building of the hospital condensed from three years into 17 seconds.

07/15/2020 Support Young / Young Adult Carers
07/15/2020 Cancer Services

Did you know our Cancer services have been continuing throughout the Covid-19 pandemic?

07/06/2020 Help us to contact you
07/15/2020 Message from our School Nurses about Covid-19

Our school nurses have an important message for children about COVID-19, the importance of handwashing and how children keep themselves safe and well.

07/06/2020 Is Giving in Your Blood?
07/05/2020 The Health Board's 'THANK YOU' to you

We want to thank YOU for thanking us and for your continued support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

07/03/2020 Be thankful. Be together. Be there.
07/03/2020 Sunday we are saying a big Happy Birthday to the NHS
07/01/2020 A465 weekend road closure between Brynmawr & Gilwern

Please note the following road closures on the A465 between Brynmawr & Gilwern from 10th-13th July, 13th-17th July (overnight) and 24th-27th July.
 

06/30/2020 News from today's Board Meeting
At today’s Board Meeting (Tuesday 30th June 2020), members supported a proposal for the early opening of The Grange University Hospital for November 2020, as part of our operational planning process and winter preparations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
06/29/2020 Public Board Meeting – Watch Our Live Stream
06/26/2020 NHS Wales celebrates PRIDE

The Health Board has always supported the annual PRIDE March through the streets of Cardiff to show our support for our LGBT+ community and staff, but as this year this isn’t possible due to the Pandemic we wanted to let you know that our PRIDE celebrations will be moving online.

06/24/2020 Celebrating Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday each June, landing on the 27th of June in 2020. The day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community; from veterans to currently serving troops, service families and cadets.

<br> 06/24/2020 Wales' First Post COVID-19 Rehabilitation Programme

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board has established a new service to help COVID-19 patients who had been ventilated in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or Respiratory High Dependency Unit (HDU).

The Royal Gwent Hospital’s Respiratory Team set up this unique collaborative Rehabilitation Programme to support and aid the recovery of formerly ventilated COVID-19 patients post discharge. 

06/23/2020 Good hydration guide

There’s a heatwave on the way....  Why do we need to keep well hydrated?

06/23/2020 New drive-through testing centre in Cwm
<br> 06/19/2020 Rainbows to light up new hospital

Pictures of rainbows made in local communities during the Covid-19 outbreak are to be collated and digitally knitted together to make a large scale art work for the Grange University Hospital. 

<br> 06/22/2020 Aneurin Bevan University Health Board win Go Awards Wales

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board are delighted to have won a Go Awards Wales Award in the Go Excellence in Public Procurement Awards on Friday 19th June 2020.

06/18/2020 Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Liver Service First in Wales to Achieve Level 1 IQILS Standard
06/18/2020 A465 Weekend Road Closure 26th - 29th June 2020
06/18/2020 Tribute to Mohammad Ashgar MS
06/17/2020 Public Health Wales screening programmes to restart

Screening programmes in Wales will start sending invitations and reminders again to people eligible for screening, starting with Cervical Screening Wales from the end of June.

06/15/2020 Learning Disabilities Awareness Week 2020
06/15/2020 Loneliness Awareness Week 2020
06/12/2020 All Wales COVID-19 Well-being Survey
06/11/2020 Test, Trace, Protect: Coronavirus
<br> 06/11/2020 Honours Nominations for Coronavirus-Related Work

The UK Government honours system recognises people who have dedicated themselves to serving and helping the nation and/ or will have made significant achievements in public life.

<br> 06/10/2020 Message for Looked After Children and Young People in the Gwent Area

Are you a child or young person looked after by the Local Authority or Social Services in Gwent?


In this video message, Cerys Lock, Specialist Nurse for Looked After Children, provides reassurance that we are still here for you should you need us.

<br> 06/10/2020 Bike Week 2020 - 6th to 14th June

Bike Week, delivered by Cycling UK, is an annual celebration to showcase cycling. Thousands of people all over the UK enjoy the simple pleasure of riding a bike. 

<br> 06/10/2020 Hywel Dda Gardening Project

Over the past few weeks our Occupational Therapy Department has been busy working with clients to create an outside garden to the rear of Hywel Dda, the Lower Monmouthshire Community Mental Health base. 

06/09/2020 Visiting Restrictions

We would like to remind you that our hospital visiting restrictions announced on 28th April are still in place.

06/09/2020 Carers Week 8th - 14th June 2020

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the UK in January 2020,  4.5 million additional people  become unpaid carers in a matter of weeks. 

06/08/2020 Diabetes Week 2020 #TheBigPicture
06/08/2020 Welsh Blood Service coming to Pontypool
We are currently going through unprecedented times and we need to ensure that we have blood and platelet products to treat patients in need.
05/29/2020 Integration of New Switchboard Telephony Service

The second phase will be on Monday June 8th at 13:00 and will migrate calls inbound to the Royal Gwent.

<br> 06/01/2020 Contact Tracing starts in Gwent

In response to the Welsh Government’s Test, Trace, Protect strategy, partners including Public Health Wales, the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and the five Local Authorities in Gwent have joined forces to start contact tracing in Gwent and the service will go live on Monday June 1.

06/01/2020 Volunteers' Week 2020

1st June- 5th June 2020 is Volunteers’ Week. Throughout the week we’ll be celebrating all the amazing volunteers that have helped us get through the last few months.

06/05/2020 Walled Garden Spring Newsletter
<br> 06/02/2020 Dietitians Week - 1st - 5th June 2020

This week (1st – 5th June) we celebrate Dietitians Week. This is our annual celebration of dietitians, dietetics and those that work to support them.

06/02/2020 Water demand soars as temperatures rise

Welsh Water have advised us that there has been a record demand for water over the last 72 hours. Read some of the simple hints and tips on how to avoid wasting water on the Welsh Water website.

<br> 05/30/2020 Clap for Carers

We would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to show their appreciation for our staff and for all key workers over the past ten weeks by clapping and cheering every Thursday evening.

05/27/2020 Health Board Launches Covid-19 Time Capsule Campaign
05/27/2020 600th Patient Now Recovered From Coronavirus
Wednesday 27th May 2020

We are absolutely delighted to announce that our 600th patient has recovered from Coronavirus! This means that 600 of our Coronavirus patients have now become well enough to leave our Hospitals in Gwent and go home to their families.

05/23/2020 Wales to play major role in national trial for COVID-19 vaccine

Wales will play a vital role in finding a way out of the coronavirus pandemic when the next phase of a UK-led study is announced Friday May 22nd.

05/22/2020 Acts of Kindness for Mental Health Awareness Week

As the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is Kindness, we thought we’d share some of the countless acts of kindness we’ve seen from our communities over recent months.

Kindness has been the one thing bringing people together during these times of separation, and the incredibly generous donations and messages of support we have received have shown just how kind people can be.

<br> 05/21/2020 5 Ways to Improve Your Well-being- Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

It's Mental Health Awareness Week, and it's more important than ever to look after the Mental Health and Well-being of ourselves than others during these difficult times.

Take a look at our '5 Ways to Well-being' guide, which provides lots of useful information about how we can all look to improve our Mental Health and Well-being.

05/20/2020 Mental Health Awareness Week- 18th May to 24th May 2020