Quantcast

Latest Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust Stories

a74b6cc17375bb83a9cc8032f66f4ef41
2009-07-16 18:15:37

Ex-Wales soccer player John Hartson received a tweet of support from cycling star Lance Armstrong as Hartson battles for his life following emergency surgery. The 34-year-old former striker, or forward, for the Glasgow, Scotland, Celtic and London West Ham United and Arsenal football clubs was in critical but stable condition and receiving round-the-clock care aiming to stabilize his condition at a hospital in Swansea, Wales, after being diagnosed with testicular cancer that spread to his...

2008-10-03 18:00:33

THE NHS will pay for 200 orthopaedic patients to be treated at a private hospital to ease waiting list pressures at Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust. Cardiff Local Health Board has signed a contract for spinal, foot and ankle patients to be treated at St Joseph's Hospital in Newport. The LHB was forced to resurrect the second offer scheme after orthopaedic waiting lists spiralled out of control at Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust. There were more than 700 patients waiting for trauma and...

2008-09-17 16:51:33

SCHOOLGIRLS in Bridgend will start to receive a cervical cancer vaccine next month. The programme against the human papilloma virus will be rolled out to 12 and 13-year-old girls at secondary schools in the borough. The HPV vaccine - which requires three jabs - protects against two strains of the virus which cause the majority of cases of cervical cancer. Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust will provide the new HPV vaccine in schools through the school health nursing service....

2008-09-10 00:00:25

By Paul lewis Campaigners have accused city hospital bosses of trying to bulldoze through a controversial shake-up of Singleton's minor casualty service. They claim the trust is bombarding the press with biased propaganda and trying to bully health watchdogs by threatening to axe the service altogether. At a public meeting in Swansea tonight they will demand full public consultation over the controversial plans. But trust leaders say there is not enough time for formal consultation,...

2008-09-07 00:00:21

By Liz Perkins Ambulances were queuing up to drop off patients at a stretched Swansea A&E department. Eight vehicles were waiting to drop off casualties at Morriston Hospital during the jam a week ago. A health campaigner claims it meant patients were waiting for hours before they were seen. Ambulance chiefs have confirmed that between 6.10pm and 6.33pm last Saturday, eight ambulances arrived at the accident and emergency department to hand over patients. The situation...

2008-08-27 00:00:44

By liz perkins Demands are growing for the public to have a say over the future of a Swansea hospital casualty unit. Members of health watchdog Swansea Community Health Council (CHC) are stepping up the pressure on the trust for a public consultation over the Singleton department's future. The call has follows a petition calling for the service to be retained in its existing form. Bosses at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust have set out their case for change. They say...

2008-08-26 03:00:56

I Am writing in response to the two articles printed in the South Wales Evening Post on August 15 and 18. It is disgraceful that comments such as "shake up threatens the lives of patients" and "lives could be placed at risk if plans go ahead to axe a Swansea minor casualty unit in favour of a 24-hour GP- led service" are published without any evidence. The article implies that GPs (who are highly skilled and trained - often to a far higher degree than many casualty staff) will put patient...

2008-08-23 18:00:00

By Madeleine Brindley Health Editor PATIENTS at the flagship University Hospital of Wales are continuing to wait hours in A&E. Official figures reveal that Cardiff and Vale NHS Trustw as Wales' worst performing against tough four and eight-hour targets. Almost 10% of patients taken to UHW spent more than four hours in A&E, and a small percentage are spending eight hours or more in the department. The under-fire trust today apologised to patients who have experienced...

2008-08-21 18:00:00

By Madeleine Brindley Health Editor GPs could be drafted in to run a major hospital's casualty department because there are not enough junior doctors, it emerged last night. It is understood that Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust is considering transforming Singleton Hospital's casualty department in Swansea, into a daytime minor injuries unit. The unit would be staffed by GPs and open between 8amand 6.30pmonweekdays only. During evenings and at weekends it would become the...

2008-08-20 00:00:39

By Liz Perkins A Health boss is preparing to fly in the face of public opinion by shutting a Swansea hospital's minor casualty unit without consultation, it is feared. Campaigning Swansea councillor June Stanton said Calum Campbell, assistant chief executive (west) of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust, pledged to take the step during a private meeting. She has raised fears people's health would be placed at risk under plans to downgrade the department by replacing it with a...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
Related