E-whiteboards helping to share vital health information

Innovation experts at Swansea University are playing a key role in improving the way hospitals use information about patients. For accurate and up to date information on coronavirus please go to gov.uk/coronavirus. If you’re outside the UK please see the information on coronavirus from your national and local authorities. The university says staff from the … Continue reading E-whiteboards helping to share vital health information

South Wales consortium established to support NHS coronavirus response

Teams from across Swansea University are coming together to support a newly established consortium, SWARM (The South Wales Additive and Rapid Manufacturing Consortium), in its mission to support NHS Wales’ coronavirus response. For accurate and up to date information on coronavirus please go to gov.uk/coronavirus. If you’re outside the UK please see the information on … Continue reading South Wales consortium established to support NHS coronavirus response

Welsh Government challenge to businesses in the fight against coronavirus

The Welsh Government is asking for businesses to help develop rapid sanitising solutions for emergency vehicles as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic. For accurate and up to date information on coronavirus please go to gov.uk/coronavirus. If you’re outside the UK please see the information on coronavirus from your national and local authorities. … Continue reading Welsh Government challenge to businesses in the fight against coronavirus

Masks, ventilators, and door handles being developed across Wales to tackle coronavirus

Since the outbreak, doctors, scientists and designers have been working on ideas to stop coronavirus spreading. For accurate and up to date information on coronavirus please go to gov.uk/coronavirus. If you’re outside the UK please see the information on coronavirus from your national and local authorities. Last week we reported on the Covid Emergency Ventilator, … Continue reading Masks, ventilators, and door handles being developed across Wales to tackle coronavirus

Swansea engineer 3D prints face shields to protect NHS staff treating coronavirus patients

David Sims posted an Open Source design for a face shield on Twitter on Sunday. For accurate and up to date information on coronavirus please go to gov.uk/coronavirus. If you’re outside the UK please see the information on coronavirus from your national and local authorities. He told the BBC “I’ve been creating 3D printed face … Continue reading Swansea engineer 3D prints face shields to protect NHS staff treating coronavirus patients

Welsh doctor uses military experience to design ventilator that will help coronavirus patients

Ventilators that could save the lives of thousands of people with coronavirus across the UK are being made in Carmarthenshire. For accurate and up to date information on coronavirus please go to gov.uk/coronavirus. If you’re outside the UK please see the information on coronavirus from your national and local authorities. WalesOnline reports the device has … Continue reading Welsh doctor uses military experience to design ventilator that will help coronavirus patients

Patients to help trial new bowel cancer test

Hundreds of patients are being asked to help trial a test that could detect or rule out bowel cancer without the need for hospital investigations. The test could one day mean that people showing possible bowel cancer symptoms would no longer require a colonoscopy or a CT scan. Swansea Bay University Health Board says this … Continue reading Patients to help trial new bowel cancer test

Patient’s app helps people with breast cancer prepare for treatment

A mobile app designed by a patient is helping people with breast cancer prepare for the start of radiotherapy. The treatment requires them to raise their arm above their head, but patients often find that difficult or painful after breast surgery. Exercises are important but Karen Bonham said leaflets giving details did not help her … Continue reading Patient’s app helps people with breast cancer prepare for treatment

Pioneering technology in Swansea helps acid attack and burns victims

Scientists from Morriston Hospital in Swansea have developed pioneering technology to help survivors of acid attacks and burns. ITV reports they are using 3D printing to custom make masks which patients with facial burns can wear for up to a year to reduce the amount scarring. Several masks will be made for patients as their … Continue reading Pioneering technology in Swansea helps acid attack and burns victims

Women in labour using VR headsets to distract them from the pain

Women going through labour are being given virtual reality headsets to distract them from the pain as part of an innovative new trial. WalesOnline reports the University Hospital of Wales (UHW) in Cardiff is testing the equipment on mums to be to see if it can be used as a relaxation tool alongside, or instead … Continue reading Women in labour using VR headsets to distract them from the pain

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