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

Welsh scientists awarded funding for earlier bowel cancer screening

Cancer Research UK has awarded more than £500,000 to scientists in Wales to develop a new test which aims to detect bowel cancer at an early stage. ITV reports Prof Paul Dyson at Swansea University, Dr Lee Parry at Cardiff University and Dr Sunil Dolwani at Bowel Screening Wales are looking at how a strain … Continue reading Welsh scientists awarded funding for earlier bowel cancer screening

Chemotherapy backpack allows cancer patients to have treatment outside hospital

When cancer patients need chemotherapy they can spend hours, days, or even weeks undergoing the treatment in hospital. But WalesOnline reports this could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new ambulatory chemotherapy service at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW) in Cardiff. The innovative project will allow eligible patients with certain … Continue reading Chemotherapy backpack allows cancer patients to have treatment outside hospital

Could apps mean patients in Wales take more control of their treatment?

Doctors and scientists are looking at ways for drugs and conditions to be better monitored by patients themselves. The BBC reports Dr Chris Subbe, consultant in acute medicine at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor, said “When I see patients they often have half a dozen conditions, be on 20 lots of medication and we will do … Continue reading Could apps mean patients in Wales take more control of their treatment?

Vaughan Gething gives update on Welsh health informatics

Vaughan Gething, Minister for Health and Social Services, has issued a written statement providing an update on the review on the future structure and governance for health informatics in Wales. The statement on the Welsh Government website says “I promised the Senedd on 30 January 2019 that I would update Members before Easter recess on … Continue reading Vaughan Gething gives update on Welsh health informatics

Vaughan Gething launches emergency medicine centre

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has officially launched the Welsh Centre for Emergency Medicine Research at Morriston Hospital. Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board say the centre, located in Morriston Hospital’s Emergency Department, is a hugely successful partnership between them and Swansea University. The launch builds on years of cutting edge work in emergency, biomedical, epidemiological … Continue reading Vaughan Gething launches emergency medicine centre

Hair salon recreated for women with dementia

Female dementia patients can visit their very own hair salon before enjoying afternoon tea or popping to the pub. Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board reports innovative staff at Swansea’s Cefn Coed Hospital’s Onnen Ward have recreated a hair salon and tearoom, called Serenity, in a bid to enhance the care given to their patients. … Continue reading Hair salon recreated for women with dementia

New funding to help prevent and reduce suicide in Wales

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has said the Welsh Government will target new mental health investment in initiatives to prevent and reduce suicide rates in Wales. Mental health is one of the Welsh Government’s top priorities. To support this, ministers continue to spend more on mental health services than on any other part of the Welsh … Continue reading New funding to help prevent and reduce suicide in Wales

Swansea University helping improve heart attack treatment

The Welsh Ambulance Service will work with researchers from Swansea University Medical School, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London and University of Leeds to identify when ambulance crews should perform a simple ECG test. The project has received a £197,000 grant from the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Currently when someone has a suspected … Continue reading Swansea University helping improve heart attack treatment

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