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2008-10-01 18:00:17

A HI-TECH X-ray machine, which has two cameras that rotate around a patient, is part of improved heart treatment facilities in a refurbished unit that opened at Swansea's Morriston Hospital yesterday. The pounds 900,000 refurbishment of one the cardiac catheter laboratories at the hospital will be a major boost for the diagnosis of cardiac problems. The X-ray machine will feed images into one of five computers in the control room. (c) 2008 Western Mail. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All...

2008-09-13 18:00:23

OPERA star Shan Cothi rode into a Welsh hospital yesterday as part of a 300-mile horse ride in memory of her husband. For the past three weeks the soprano and five of her friends have been riding from North to South Wales on horseback to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer which killed Justin Smith, at the age of 42. The couple had been married for just a month when Mr Smith, a television editor and musician, died. Shan set up the Amser Justin Time charity to raise awareness of the...

2008-09-11 00:00:08

By chris peregine They are often seen as poor relations in the world of medical research. Lung disease may be common enough in most people's perception, but experts in the field know a lot more can be done to get to grips with a particular group of conditions within that category. The conditions come under the umbrella of pulmonary fibrosis, which causes scarring of the lungs, and there are around 200 of them. And even though it is still not known what causes these diseases, there is...

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...

2008-08-21 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...

2008-08-14 00:00:44

By Liz Perkins 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, angry staff have warned. They say they have major concerns over the shake-up at Singleton Hospital, which bosses have told them could take place as early as September. But hospital bosses insist patients are their top priority, and they are working hard to offer a safe service at the site, in the wake of problems in recruiting doctors. One...

2008-08-02 18:00:21

A BRITISH newlywed left fighting for his life after being shot on his Caribbean honeymoon in a suspected bungled robbery which left his wife dead flew back to the UK, airport authorities confirmed. Benjamin Mullany, who has a fractured skull and a bullet lodged in the back of his head, arrived home from Antigua by air ambulance early this morning. His flight landed at Cardiff Airport and he was transferred to Morriston Hospital in Swansea. The body of his murdered bride, Catherine Mullany,...

2008-08-01 18:00:35

THE Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust serves around 8,600 meals per day. A spokesman for the trust said it was already involved in a number of initiatives, and investments, to continue to improve its food and catering service. "Of course, we welcome any initiative that will help to further improve our service," he said. "At Morriston Hospital recently, there's been significant investment in replacing ageing equipment such as ovens, cooking ranges and boiling pans, and...

2008-06-30 18:03:00

THE leader of the team which carried out the world's first face transplant will lecture at a major international medical conference to be held in Cardiff. Professor Bernard Devauchelle, from Amiens, France, made international headlines in 2005 when his team carried out the world's first face transplant on a 40-year-old French woman, Isabelle Dinoire, who had been mauled by a dog. He will be among a number of prominent speakers at the International Conference on Advanced and Digital...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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