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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…

Pulling together in tough times

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,…

Family set up fundraiser to help Swansea NHS

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…

A Day in Singleton

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…

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…

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,…