Press releases

Respiratory patients encouraged to join new online service

Over 2,000 people who receive care from Hywel Dda UHB’s respiratory service will receive a letter in the next few days inviting them to start using Patients Know Best (PKB),  a new online service designed to improve your patient experience and access to NHS services and information.

Cancer patients will get a faster diagnosis thanks to a new multi-million pound scanner

Waiting times are set to be reduced for cancer patients in our area who need a PET/CT scan.

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Ysbyty Enfys Caerfyrddin provides care for patients

Carmarthen’s field hospital Ysbyty Enfys Caerfyrddin has welcomed its first patients, providing care and support for those who no longer need medical input but still need some care prior to going home.

Hywel Dda NHS staff say 'Diolch' for support shown during pandemic

NHS staff from across Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion have come together to say “diolch” to the community for their support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Joining forces to protect our communities

Public bodies in west Wales are working together to test anyone with symptoms of Coronavirus in a continued effort to protect our communities.

"Don't be afraid of getting help," says cancer survivor Sarah

A Llandovery woman who was diagnosed with cancer at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and has undergone treatment throughout the lockdown is urging people not to be afraid of accessing the care they need.

Be part of a new project helping to shape mental health and well-being support in Wales after Covid-19
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Primary care services still supporting patients

Services across primary care continue to be available for their communities.

Congratulations to all our winners of a Hywel Dda Flu Superprotector Award 2019/20

Every year, hundreds of NHS staff work together to provide the seasonal flu vaccine to health and social care staff, school children and those most at risk from complications of flu.

Hywel Dda cancer experts urge patients to come forward for treatment

Cancer experts from Hywel Dda University Health Board are urging patients to come forward for diagnostic tests and treatment amid concerns that many are not seeking the care they need due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Health volunteers thanked for incredible support

There’s no more fitting time than National Volunteering Week to say thank you to all of the volunteers within Hywel Dda University Health Board.

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Recognition for work to support unpaid carers
Healthy Llanelli man's experience with COVID Pneumonia

Fit and healthy Richard Jones, 39, from Llanelli credits his fiancée Vicky Williams with saving his life when he became very unwell with COVID-19.

NHS staff say thank you for staying home this bank holiday weekend

NHS staff from across Hywel Dda and Powys say thank you to their communities for staying home and protecting the NHS.

Aberystwyth man hails "first class" treatment at Bronglais General Hospital after COVID-19 diagnosis
"We're here to help" says local alcohol support service

It’s important that we look after our own wellbeing at any time, but more so now during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Research continues at the heart of patient care across Hywel Dda

Research and Development staff across Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB) are celebrating International Clinical Trials Day (20 May 2020).

Carmarthen man says he owes his life to his wife after his COVID experience

A fit and healthy retired policeman from Carmarthen says his wife and hospital staff saved his life in the face of COVID-19.

Wales' emergency departments are still open

Stay safe and well and remember emergency department staff are available if you need urgent help.

Essential primary care services this bank holiday

GP practices and community pharmacies are working hard to ensure that essential services continue to run for the communities they serve.