Press releases

Face coverings required at all Hywel Dda hospitals and health care facilities

The Welsh Government has made it a legal requirement for face coverings to be worn in all indoor public places. As such, Hywel Dda Health Board has introduced new measures in order to keep visitors, patients, and staff safe.

Public Health Wales statement on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Public Health Wales regrets to announce that there has been a data breach involving the personally identifiable data of Welsh residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Are you eligible for a free flu vaccine this winter?

Protecting your health and the health of those around you is more important than ever and getting your flu vaccine is a key part of this.

Partners working to support national problems with booking COVID tests

Whilst there are some problems across the UK in the booking of local COVID-19 tests; Hywel Dda University Health Board is assuring people that local tests are being carried out in all three counties.

Crimestoppers asks residents to be vigilant to organised crime and speak up to stop exploitation

The charity Crimestoppers is today launching a fresh campaign across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys to highlight the issue of organised crime and is asking for your help by reporting any information about suspected criminal activity anonymously.

Faugh a Ballagh!

We’d like to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to members of the Royal Irish Regiment who have been pivotal in supporting our COVID-19 testing programme over the last few months.

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Protecting our essential services this bank holiday

Healthcare professionals are urging people to plan ahead before the bank holiday weekend and to use self-care and community based services wherever possible.

Change to Aberystwyth COVID-19 testing location

Aberystwyth testing facility is moving from its current temporary venue (Plascrug Leisure Centre) to Canolfan Rheidol as a drive-through facility (through a booked appointment). 

Get involved with this year's #NHSVirtualPride

Hywel Dda University Health Board is proud to be part of NHS Wales’s collaboration with Pride Cymru to mark NHS Wales Virtual Pride Week (24 – 30 August), celebrating diversity and inclusion in the NHS workforce and our communities.

Pilot launched to increase support for unpaid carers

A project to help unpaid carers to gain access to information and support has launched across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.

New online service to monitor heart health between appointments

We have introduced Digital Assessments; a new way to help patients keep us informed about their health in-between appointments.

Accessing urgent healthcare on holiday

Healthcare professionals across mid and west Wales have produced guidance for visitors to the region to advise them on how to access urgent health services while on holiday.

Maternity scan update - 20 weeks scan

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to move to the next phase of updating our visiting policy. Whilst visiting is not returning to how it was prior to Covid-19 we are now able to implement some of the guidelines from Welsh Government. 


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School can return to use as part of field hospital stood down

Penweddig School is getting ready to safely re-open its doors to pupils in September 2020.

Accessing emergency children's services in Pembrokeshire

When your child is ill or injured, it is very difficult to decide if/when to call your child’s GP, NHS 111 or go to the Emergency Department. 

Statement on Welsh Government's updated guidance on hospital visiting
Connect to Kindness - New campaign launches

Simple acts of kindness can make a big difference – that’s the message from a new campaign being launched in Hywel Dda today (Friday, 17th July).

Hywel Dda joins the nation in Biggest Thank You on the birthday of the NHS

Staff joined in one last country-wide clap of thanks on Sunday 5 July.

COVID-19 testing helped local NHS couple get back to caring for patients

A local couple, have shared how testing helped allow them to get back to delivering frontline care to patients.

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 inviting them to start using Patients Know Best (PKB).