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Hywel Dda COVID update
Hywel Dda COVID update
22/01/21
People aged 75 to 79 years old invited to receive their COVID vaccination at a mass vaccination centre

Letters will arrive in the coming days inviting 20,000 Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire residents aged 75 to 79 years to receive their first COVID vaccine at a mass vaccination centre, Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB) has announced.

20/01/21
Hywel Dda UHB Chair feature: Please don't lose hope – vaccines are here

People are naturally tired and weary and frightened after almost a year of being under the siege of this pandemic.  It`s easy to lose faith and trust after such a long time in lockdown, in the middle of a dark winter and when the media is constantly full of reports about the virus.

Ceredigion Intergrated Care building
Ceredigion Intergrated Care building
19/01/21
Cardigan MIU to re-open

Cardigan Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) re-opens to patients from Monday 25 January 2021

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New press release
15/01/21
#HelpUsHelpYou by visiting your local pharmacist to help treat your winter illnesses

The winter months usher in an avalanche of illnesses that can target the whole family. Help us to Help you this winter - please use your local pharmacist when it comes to seeking treatment for your winter illnesses rather than contacting your GP or attending A&E.

Hywel Dda COVID update
Hywel Dda COVID update
15/01/21
Helping deliver Wales' largest vaccination programme

Hywel Dda University Health Board is supporting a national effort to deliver the largest vaccination programme Wales has ever seen, which involves building an infrastructure from the ground-up.

12/01/21
Carmarthenshire community hospital re-opens

We are delighted to announce the immediate re-opening of Llandovery Community Hospital (LCH) with patients being transferred to the hospital this week.

11/01/21
Help Us to Help You when Admitted as an Emergency

Many of the elderly patients that come into hospital via an ambulance do not have anything with them – no clothes or any way of contacting their relatives, according to Hywel Dda University Health Board.

08/01/21
GPs begin roll out of Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination programme

Our over 80s population in Hywel Dda have started to receive vaccinations to protect them against COVID-19 as the first Oxford AstraZeneca vaccines have been delivered by GP practices in west Wales this week

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New press release
07/01/21
Pembrokeshire field hospital operational

Ysbyty Enfys Carreg Las field hospital in Pembrokeshire is now operational and accepting patients.

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New press release
06/01/21
Online counselling and emotional wellbeing service for young people

A new online counselling and emotional wellbeing support service for young people in mid and west Wales has been launched by Hywel Dda University Health Board.

 

Richard Evans - Community pharmacist
Richard Evans - Community pharmacist
06/01/21
#StillHereForYou - Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today to help us to help you this winter
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New press release
02/01/21
More COVID-19 vaccinations on their way to Hywel Dda areas

More people in the Hywel Dda area will start to be called in for COVID-19 vaccinations as a result of recent news that the new Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has been approved for use by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). 

Ceredigion Intergrated Care building
Ceredigion Intergrated Care building
30/12/20
Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) in Cardigan temporarily closure

Hywel Dda UHB has temporarily closed the Minor Injuries Unit in Cardigan to redeploy clinical staff to support the COVID 19 response.

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New press release
23/12/20
Health Board pays tribute to inspirational nurse leader

It is with great sadness that Hywel Dda University Health Board confirms the recent death of Mrs Carol Cotterell, Assistant Director of Nursing based at Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli, on 13th December 2020.

23/12/20
Community Midwife home for Christmas after 85 day battle with COVID-19

Sharon Geggus, a community midwife from Llanelli is home for the holidays after a three month battle with coronavirus.

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New press release
23/12/20
Hospital visiting restrictions

Visiting in our hospitals continues to be restricted over the Christmas and New Year period.

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New press release
23/12/20
HIW praise for field hospitals

Two of our field hospitals have been highly praised by Health Inspectorate Wales in a recently published report.

22/12/20
Local health care apprentice scoops national Teen Hero award

Will Jones, aged 17 from Carmarthen, was presented with a national #TeenHero award by BBC Radio 1’s Greg James.

22/12/20
99-year-old ready for Christmas following heart procedure

A former nurse from Aberystwyth has hailed the “miracle” heart procedure she received at Bronglais Hospital, which has put her firmly back on her feet with just days to go before Christmas.

21/12/20
Think pharmacy first this festive season

With Christmas fast approaching and Covid 19 cases on the rise, people are being urged to visit their local pharmacist for minor conditions rather than contacting their GP or attending an accident and emergency department.