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Friday 3rd April 2020

For any updates regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), visit our dedicated Coronavirus Page.

             Date Title Summary
27/10/2020 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

26/10/2020 Food Support Available
26/10/2020 Your Carer Friendly Commitment
23/10/2020 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.

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

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

20/10/2020 New Temporary Testing Unit Opens in Senghenydd, Caerphilly
16/10/2020 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.

16/10/2020 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:

15/10/2020 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.

16/10/2020 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.

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

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

13/10/2020 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.

12/10/2020 Queen's Birthday Honours
09/10/2020 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.

 

08/10/2020 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.

07/10/2020 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.

06/10/2020 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...

05/10/2020 Text Messages to Patients

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

05/10/2020 Breast Cancer Awareness Month
05/10/2020 Hypo Awareness Week
02/10/2020 Cancer Attendance Message from Dr Mary Craig
05/10/2020 News from the Board
02/10/2020 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.

30/09/2020 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.

01/10/2020 Minority Ethnic Communities Health Fair
30/09/2020 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.

30/09/2020 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.

23/09/2020 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.

25/09/2020 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.

23/09/2020 Weekend Flu Clinics - Blaenau Gwent

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

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

23/09/2020 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.

22/09/2020 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!

23/09/2020 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.

22/09/2020 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.

22/09/2020 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.

18/09/2020 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.

18/09/2020 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.

17/09/2020 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.

16/09/2020 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.

15/09/2020 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> 13/09/2020 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.

11/09/2020 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.

11/09/2020 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.

11/09/2020 'No Visiting' Policy to be Extended to the Whole of the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Area
10/09/2020 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. 

10/09/2020 Temporary Testing Centres Extended in Caerphilly – Drive Through is for Appointments Only
10/09/2020 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.

08/09/2020 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.

08/09/2020 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

08/09/2020 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.

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

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

28/08/2020 Temporary Changes to Emergency Surgery and Trauma Services
25/08/2020 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....

28/08/2020 Welsh Blood Service coming to Newport
21/08/2020 Newsletter of the Friends of Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden
18/08/2020 Torfaen Youth Forum Visits Grange University Hospital
12/08/2020 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.

14/08/2020 Welsh Government Shielding Scheme Paused

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

12/08/2020 Post COVID Support Hub

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

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

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

05/08/2020 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.

05/08/2020 #DistanceAware Campaign

We are proud to be supporting the #DistanceAware campaign.

04/08/2020 Test, Trace and Protect across Gwent
30/07/2020 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.

05/08/2020 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.

29/07/2020 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.

31/07/2020 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.

24/07/2020 Making health and social care greener: our winners
24/07/2020 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 -

28/07/2020 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.

 

 

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

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

22/07/2020 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.

22/07/2020 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.

20/07/2020 Next Live Facebook Q&A
21/07/2020 New NHS service enables people to sign up to be contacted for COVID-19 vaccine studies
17/07/2020 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.

16/07/2020 Health Board Energy Strategy Approved

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

09/07/2020 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.

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

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

06/07/2020 Help us to contact you
15/07/2020 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.

06/07/2020 Is Giving in Your Blood?
05/07/2020 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.