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

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

New plan to combat antimicrobial resistance in animals and the environment

Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, has launched a new plan to address the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in animals and the environment in Wales. The Welsh Government say their announcement comes as the rise and spread of AMR poses a serious threat to the ability to control infections in healthcare … Continue reading New plan to combat antimicrobial resistance in animals and the environment

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

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