How a Swansea GP found himself on Africa’s Covid-19 frontline

“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

Ryan Jones’ garden marathon plants seed for next NHS fundraiser

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

Cartoon will put young patients at ease

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

Morriston Staff get their trainers on for training dummies.

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.