“I remember when the first Covid patient came into the hospital. A lady in her 50’s. “I remember thinking she doesn’t look much older than me. She was fully conscious. She knew she was dying. “I remember turning up the oxygen, thinking there is nothing I can do, nobody I can call, no back up … Continue reading How a Swansea GP found himself on Africa’s Covid-19 frontline
34-year-old Craig Burrows (pictured above) from Cowbridge is attempting a potentially record breaking 180 mile bike ride from South to North Wales in memory of his wife’s uncle, Philip Francis, in an attempt to raise money for the Singleton Hospital based team researching and treating the disease that killed him.
Above: Textile artist Susan Quirk and Deborah Longman, Head of Fundraising at Swansea Bay Health Charity hold up the quilt While some spent their lockdown raising money for the NHS through feats of athletic endurance, Susan Quirk set herself a marathon challenge of a different kind that didn’t involve any running but there were still … Continue reading Hand-crafted quilt has NHS thanks covered
Are you proud best friend of a cute canine? Or maybe you’re companion to a fabulous feline? Or perhaps your buddy is a gorgeous guinea pig, fantastic fish or perfect parrot? Well, we’ve got the paw-fect competition for you. We’re scouring the nation to find the most photogenic pets, and raise some much needed funds … Continue reading In search of Paw-fection!
Hot on the heels of his garden marathon, former Wales’ captain Ryan Jones, is putting his running shoes into retirement and dusting down the lycra for his latest idea to raise money for the NHS. Last Saturday, the ex-Ospreys star completed a marathon (26.2 miles) in his back garden in 4 hours, 43 minutes and … Continue reading Ryan Jones’ garden marathon plants seed for next NHS fundraiser
Staff in Morriston hospital have been pulling together to make sure that the hospital is as prepared as it can be to react to the COVID-19 global pandemic. As cases in the health board area rise, staff on the frontline are preparing to be able to support the care that patients will need. Carol Doggett, … Continue reading Pulling together in tough times
When mother of two, Non Stevens, saw how the COVID-19 was starting to hit the Swansea Bay area, her family felt compelled to help. Non, who lives in Cardiff but has relatives in Swansea, decided to set up a JustGiving page to support the NHS in Swansea Bay. She said “For our NHS to help … Continue reading Family set up fundraiser to help Swansea NHS
On Thursday 5th March I visited Singleton Hospital, to meet staff, tour the building and find out how the hospital, and particularly the South West Wales Cancer Centre which is based there have benefited from charitable funds. I found out a few things that surprised me. One of the things I found most interesting is … Continue reading A Day in Singleton
Plastic surgeons in Swansea have joined forces with a BAFTA-winning animator to help children recover faster from minor surgery. They have produced a cartoon called Numb and Numb-er, which shows young patients the benefits of opting for a local anaesthetic over a general anaesthetic where suitable. These include being able to watch cartoons, listen to … Continue reading Cartoon will put young patients at ease
Staff in the Paediatrics Unit at Morriston Hospital really stepped up when they realised that their simulation training mannequins were falling into disrepair, and decided to run the Swansea 10K to raise funds to replace them. The multi-departmental team made up of Rachel Isaac, Nicola Fitchett, Dr Darshana Battacharjee, Dr Kirsty Dickson, Dr Rachel Evans, … Continue reading Morriston Staff get their trainers on for training dummies.