Press releases

18/12/20
Health Board to launch additional measures to cope with demand

In recent weeks our hospitals have consistently been operating at the highest levels of emergency pressure escalation, with increasing delays in ambulance handovers, emergency department waiting times and the volume of patients waiting to be discharged.

17/12/20
Pilot of COVID-19 vaccination roll-out begins in Hywel Dda University Health Board

The first care home residents in west Wales have received the COVID-19 vaccine today (Thursday 17 December) as part of a phased and careful roll-out to care homes.

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15/12/20
The darkest hour is before the dawn

Organisations at the frontline of the west Wales response to COVID-19 have warned that our communities are in the eye of the storm as we face record cases of the disease in our area.

Hywel Dda COVID update
Hywel Dda COVID update
11/12/20
COVID-19 patients isolated at St Non's ward

A number of patients at St Non’s adult mental health ward, which is part of Bro Cerwyn/St Brynach Day Hospitals in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, have been isolated after testing positive for COVID-19.

10/12/20
Testing to be provided more locally to Keep Ceredigion Safe

Tests for people with COVID-19 symptoms will be available to book in Lampeter from today (10 December 2020).

09/12/20
Health Board appeals for public support to alleviate pressure on hospitals

Hywel Dda University Health Board is appealing for public support as its hospitals are operating under extreme pressure. Whilst high levels of activity are usual in the winter, this year presents the extra challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, including a shortage of clinical staff.

08/12/20
History made across Hywel Dda as staff among first in the world to receive Covid vaccine

History is being made in Hywel Dda UHB this morning as patient-facing staff from across the Health Board are among the first in the world to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

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04/12/20
Thanking our school vaccinators

Hywel Dda University Health Board would like to send our thanks to our school nurses and those who have had their children vaccinated for the flu.

03/12/20
COVID-19 vaccine announcement – Hywel Dda UHB update

Making the final preparations to deliver our mass vaccination programme following Wednesday’s announcement.

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02/12/20
Temporary transfer of patients from Llandovery Community Hospital to Amman Valley Hospital

Transfer of all patients currently being treated at Llandovery Community Hospital, in Llandovery, to Amman Valley Hospital, in Ammanford.

01/12/20
Abuse of NHS staff totally unacceptable, say health board

Hywel Dda University Health Board has strongly condemned the behaviour of those members of the public who abuse NHS staff.

28/11/20
COVID-19 patients isolated at Llandovery and Ammanford hospitals

The situation at Llandovery Community Hospital and Amman Valley Hospital is being closely monitored.

27/11/20
Health care apprentices praised for testing support

Local health care apprentices have been praised for their pivotal role in supporting the COVID-19 testing programme.

26/11/20
New permanent walk-in test centre opens in Aberystwyth

People in Aberystwyth with symptoms of COVID-19 now have access to a permanent walk-in testing facility.

26/11/20
Flu vaccination sessions held to protect carers

Flu vaccination sessions specifically for domiciliary care workers and residential care home staff in the county are being held for the first time.

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26/11/20
Immunisers urgently needed to join COVID-19 vaccination programme

Urgent plea for registered health care professionals to join its COVID-19 immunisation team.

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24/11/20
Testing to be provided more locally to Keep Cardigan Safe

Tests for people with COVID-19 symptoms will be available to book in Cardigan from today (24 November 2020).

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23/11/20
Mental health 'Twilight Sanctuary' pilot launches in Pembrokeshire

Support when you need it

A ground breaking out-of-hours mental health service for adults is being piloted in Pembrokeshire.

21/11/20
COVID-19 patients isolated at Llandovery Hospital

Llandovery Hospital has isolated a number of patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. All patients are stable and being cared for in isolation and according to COVID-19 and infection prevention guidelines, with appropriate use of Personal Protective Equipment and social distancing.

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20/11/20
New NHS dental service for South Ceredigion

Ceredigion residents are to benefit from a new NHS dental practice opening in Cardigan on 2 December 2020.