Under canvas for understaffed out of hours GP services

It may not be everyone's idea of a great way to spend a couple of days by camping out alongside a busy road outside a busy hospital in these cold conditions but that is exactly what Adrian Morgans is doing over the next couple of days as he launches his campaign to highlight the difficulties people face when services at the Prince Philip Hospital are closed.

Adrian believes that there is more to come and says that the people of Llanelli must be alert to the possibility of further...

Health board continues work with all political parties

HYWEL Dda University Health Board will continue to work with politicians of all political parties on its critical piece of work to ensure local NHS services are fit for our population now and in the future, it announced today.

The Health Board is currently in the options development stage of the Transforming Clinical Services programme. This involves thinking through potential options on how best to organise local healthcare services to match today’s challenges and the ones we know are...

Flu sufferers urged to ‘help save lives’ by avoiding busy hospitals

WITH a recent rise in the number of recorded cases, health professionals are reminding people affected by flu to think carefully before seeking further medical assistance.

To ensure busy emergency services and GP practices are able to save lives and help those most in need, it is important to remember the vast majority of healthy people with symptoms of flu don’t need to see a doctor.

Flu is a viral infection for which antibiotics are not helpful - instead, the advice if you...

Canmoliaeth i dimoedd iechyd meddwl am eu hymrwymiad i ofalwyr

MAE tri thîm iechyd meddwl wedi cael cydnabyddiaeth am eu hymrwymiad i ofalwyr a’u teuluoedd, a’u cefnogaeth ohonynt.

Mae Tîm Iechyd Meddwl Arbenigol Plant a Phobl Ifanc, Tŷ Helyg sy’n cwmpasu Ceredigion a Chanolfan Gwili sy’n cwmpasu rhan o Gaerfyrddin, oll wedi cyflawni gwobr Lefel Efydd Buddsoddwyr mewn Gofalwyr; cynllun sy’n cael ei gyflwyno gan Fwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda a’i gefnogi gan ei bartneriaid yn yr awdurdod lleol a’r trydydd sector yn Sir Gaerfyrddin,...

Mental health teams commended for commitment to carers

THREE mental health teams have been recognised for their commitment to and support for carers and their families.

Specialist Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (Sp-CAMHS) Primary Mental Health team, Ty Helyg covering Ceredigion and Canolfan Gwlil covering a part of Carmarthen, have all achieved the Investors in Carers Bronze Level award; a scheme which is delivered by Hywel Dda University Health Board and supported by its local authority and third sector partners in...

Newid gofal y GIG yn lleol

MAE Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda yn cychwyn ar ei gam nesaf o raglen i drawsnewid y ffordd y mae gofal wedi’i gynllunio, gofal brys ac argyfyngol a gofal cymunedol y GIG yn lleol yn cael eu darparu yn Sir Gaerfyrddin, Ceredigion a Sir Benfro.

Yn ystod yr haf, cynhaliwyd Sgwrs Fawr rhwng y BIP a’i staff, cleifion a defnyddwyr gwasanaeth, gofalwyr, partneriaid a'r cyhoedd, sef Cyfnod Darganfod (gwrando ac ymgysylltu) y rhaglen Trawsnewid Gwasanaethau Clinigol.

Wedi casglu’r...

Health board changing the shape of local NHS care

HYWEL Dda University Health Board is embarking on its next stage of a programme to transform the way local NHS planned, urgent and emergency, and community care is delivered in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, and Pembrokeshire.

During the summer, the UHB held a Big Conversation with staff, patients and service users, carers, partners and the public, in the Discover Phase (listening and engagement) of the Transforming Clinical Services programme.

That data was collected, independently...

Dewis y Fferyllfa ar gyfer anhwylderau cyffredin y Nadolig hwn

DEWIS y Fferyllfa ar gyfer anhwylderau cyffredin y Nadolig hwn,
Gyda'r Nadolig ar y gorwel, mae pobl yn cael eu hannog i fod gall y gaeaf hwn trwy ymweld â'u fferyllydd lleol ar gyfer mân gyflyrau, yn hytrach na mynd at eu meddyg teulu neu'r adran damweiniau ac achosion brys.

Mae'r Gwasanaeth Anhwylderau Cyffredin yn cwmpasu 26 o gyflyrau lle y gall fferyllydd asesu a rhoi meddyginiaeth am ddim, os yw'n addas, heb fod angen am bresgripsiwn. Mae'r gwasanaeth yn rhoi cyfle i gleifion...

Warning given over the dangers of ecstasy tablets

DYFED Drug and Alcohol Service (DDAS), in partnership with Hywel Dda University Health Board and Dyfed-Powys Police, have issued a warning about the dangers of ecstasy, following a number of recent hospitalisations.

They are urging anyone considering taking ecstasy to firstly, not put their health and lives at risk, but secondly, be particularly careful if offered MDMA (ecstasy) named Ikea, blue and yellow tablets branded with the Ikea logo, or Rolls Royce, which are pink tablets embossed...

Urge for patients to visit pharmacy for common ailments this Christmas

WITH Christmas on the horizon, people are being urged to be Winter Wise this season by visiting their local pharmacist for minor conditions rather than attending their GP or accident and emergency department.

The Common Ailments Service covers 26 conditions whereby a pharmacist can assess and provide medication at no charge, if suitable, without the need for a prescription. The service allows patients to seek advice or treatment from a participating community pharmacy, rather than their...