New places available for dental services in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire

PATIENTS who have been on a waiting list to access dental services in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire are being asked to get in touch after a number of new spaces became available.

Hywel Dda University Health Board has recently undertaken a commissioning exercise to increase the level of NHS dental services within the Health Board.  As a result the health board has successfully awarded new contracts in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire to support those patients who have not previously...

AM Welcomes NHS Bursary to continue in Wales 

THE Welsh Government has confirmed the NHS bursary will be extended in Wales for students starting their studies in September 2019.

Gower Assembly Member Rebecca Evans AM has welcomed the announcement which means the full bursary package will continue to be available for those who commit in advance to work in Wales for up to two years post qualification.

The bursary, for eligible student nurses, midwives and...

Public drop-in event to hold discussions on health services changes

RESIDENTS in Carmarthen and the surrounding area are being invited to a public drop-in event to discuss our proposals to fundamentally change the way we provide healthcare services for current and future generations.

The event will be held between 2pm-7pm at St Peter’s Civic Hall, Carmarthen SA31 1PG on Tuesday 8 May 2018.

This is your opportunity to tell us what you think about our proposals or to give us new ideas.

Hywel Dda University Health Board has formally launched its...

No ambulance available for Pontyates RFC’s Captain with broken leg

It was a wonderful day for rugby today, Saturday (Apr 14). A beautiful spring day brought out a reasonably large crowd at Pontyates RFC's ground in the centre of the village.

Speaking before the game the home team's captain Jamie Cooper said he was looking forward to a great game. The club is struggling as most clubs are in attracting players. Financially it is difficult too as the club chairman pointed out. "We have to...

Statement on establishment of Major Trauma Network for South & West Wales & South Powys

THE NHS Wales Health Collaborative Leadership Forum (made up of Chairs and Chief Executives of the Health Boards and Trusts in Wales) has agreed to recommend to health boards in the region that they approve the establishment of a major trauma network for South and West Wales and South Powys.

The detailed recommendations were generated by an Independent Panel of experts and formed the basis of a 12 week public consultation exercise which ended in February. They state that:

* A major...

GP Out-of-Hours service update

WE are continuing to experience difficulties filling some of our
Out-of-Hours rotas in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire this weekend due
to acute GP shortages. As always, efforts continue and the situation may
improve but currently we are unable to keep the following sites open at
the following times:

Prince Philip Hospital - FRIDAY 23 MARCH (FROM 10.30PM-8AM)



Glangwili General Hospital - SATURDAY 24 MARCH (FROM...

Specialists in infection prevention are asking people not to visit patients on Ward 1 at Prince Philip Hospital

SPECIALISTS in infection prevention are asking people not to visit
patients on Ward 1, Prince Philip Hospital / Arbenigwyr mewn rheoli
heintiau yn gofyn i bobl beidio ag ymweld â chleifion ar Ward 1, Ysbyty
Tywysog Philip

Several patients are currently experiencing symptoms associated with
Gastroenteritis at Ward 1, Prince Philip Hospital, which has been
temporarily closed to visitors as a result.

Infection control measures are in place on the ward to reduce the risk

Dau aelod o staff nyrsio Hywel Dda wedi eu derbyn ar Raglen Ysbrydoli Gwelliant y Sefydliad Astudiaethau Nyrsio

MAE Hywel Dda yn falch iawn o gyhoeddi bod dau aelod o'n staff nyrsio sef Helen Furneaux, Arweinydd Tîm Ymwelwyr Iechyd a Sian Perry Uwch Brif Nyrs Gofal Ambiwladol Paediatreg, wedi'u derbyn i'r rhaglen fawreddog Ysbrydoli Gwelliant y Sefydliad Astudiaethau Nyrsio (_FoNS_).

Mae Ysbrydoli Gwelliant yn rhaglen newydd gyffrous, a gefnogir gan Ymddiriedolaeth Burdett dros Nyrsio, sy'n anelu at ddatblygu cymuned o Gymrodyr Gwelliant FoNS - arweinwyr clinigol gydag arbenigedd mewn hwyluso...

Loved and Lost Babies Remembrance Service

THE annual Loved and Lost Babies remembrance service, for members of the community of any or no faith, will be held at Glangwili Hospital Chapel Quiet Room on Saturday 31st March, 2018 at 12 noon.

The service has been organised by the Hywel Dda University Health Board's Neonatal Team and Chaplaincy Department for parents, siblings, other family members and friends to attend.

The loss may be recent or many years ago and irrespective of...

Nyrs o Orllewin Cymru ar ei ffordd i Balas Buckingham

MAE nyrs o orllewin Cymru – sydd wedi helpu i ofalu am y plant mwyaf tost yn ein hardal – yn edrych ymlaen at ymweld â Phalas Buckingham ym mis Mehefin ac wrth ei bodd ei bod hi wedi cael ei chynnwys ar Restr Anrhydeddau’r Flwyddyn Newydd eleni.

Mae Rowena Jones wedi cael ei gwobrwyo â MBE am ei gwasanaeth i blant tost ac anabl, ac yn enwedig am ei chyfraniad wrth sefydlu gwasanaeth i alluogi plant i gael gofal yn eu cartrefi ar ddiwedd eu hoes.

Mae Rowena’n nyrs allgymorth...