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05/03/21
New drive-through mass vaccination centre to open in Carmarthen

An additional mass vaccination centre will open at the United Counties Showground in Carmarthen on Monday 8 March 2021 to support the delivery of Hywel Dda University Health Board’s COVID-19 vaccination programme.

03/03/21
Improvement Cymru launch a new Resource Platform for Care Home and Domiciliary Staff
02/03/21
Hywel Dda UHB renal dialysis patients among first in UK to receive a COVID-19 vaccine

Dialysis patients attending Bronglais, Glangwili and Withybush hospitals are among the first in-centre dialysis patients to receive their COVID-19 vaccine in the UK.

01/03/21
St. David's Day celebrations at Hywel Dda

In celebration of St. David’s Day, Hywel Dda University Health Board are holding a week of Welsh language activities for staff to enjoy, including the launch of its new Bilingual Skills Policy.

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Covid Vaccine 1506x628
26/02/21
Vaccination venues and timeline announced for Hywel Dda residents in priority groups 5 to 9
26/02/21
Patients urged to continue accessing cardiac care amid growing concern over attendances
25/02/21
COVID-19 tests now being encouraged for people in the Hywel Dda region with a wider range of symptoms
23/02/21
Got a common ailment? Visit your local pharmacist rather than your GP for advice and treatment
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New press release
18/02/21
Reminder to parents with children in year one – book a sight test
16/02/21
Less than two weeks to go: All hospital grounds to go smoke-free from 1st March
15/02/21
Hywel Dda UHB staff receive Royal thank you

One of Hywel Dda UHB’s own workforce received an extra special phone call this week from His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge.

15/02/21
Vaccine milestone achieved in Hywel Dda

Thanks to the amazing efforts of vaccination teams and GP practices across Hywel Dda, we can confirm that we have met the first vaccination milestone.

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New press release
12/02/21
Thank you for the support – COVID-19 vaccine support

Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB) is thanking the many partner organisations and people who have helped implement the COVID-19 vaccination programme – the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history.

10/02/21
All Wales COVID-19 Wellbeing Survey

Hywel Dda University Health Board is supporting a national study which aims to understand how the ongoing pandemic has impacted on the mental health and emotional wellbeing of people across Wales.

10/02/21
People in vaccine priority groups 1 to 4 asked to contact health services about first vaccine appointments

Hywel Dda University Health Board’s COVID-19 vaccination programme is on schedule to offer a vaccine to everyone in priority groups 1 to 4 by Monday 15 February.

09/02/21
ChatHealth launches in three counties
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05/02/21
Additional measures to protect patients at Glangwili General Hospital

Hywel Dda University Health Board can confirm that despite improvements in the rate of COVID-19 infections across our community in recent weeks, we continue to manage a significant number of patients at Glangwili General Hospital who have tested positive for COVID-19 and we are taking additional measures to protect patients and help prevent further spread of the virus.

05/02/21
New facilities for special care babies on the horizon

Work on new neonatal facilities at Glangwili Hospital, part of £25.2 million maternity improvements at the hospital, has continued throughout the pandemic with the new Special Care Baby Unit set to open later this year. 

COVID-19 Vaccination clinic sign
COVID-19 Vaccination clinic sign
05/02/21
People who are shielding to receive vaccine at a mass vaccination centre

In response to confirmed COVID-19 vaccine supplies for the coming week, people who are shielding and have not already been offered an appointment by their GPs will now be invited to receive their vaccination at a mass vaccination centre, Hywel Dda University Health has confirmed.

05/02/21
People in vaccine priority groups 1 to 3 asked to contact health services about first vaccine appointments

Hywel Dda University Health Board is asking people in vaccine priority groups 1 to 3 to get in touch as soon as possible if they have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.