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Swansea doctor saving babies lives in Africa finds help closer to home

Swansea doctor Mikey Bryant found himself on the other side of life saving support after his wife went into labour early with the couple’s first born son.  Whilst doing a ward round in the neonatal care centre at ELWA hospital in Liberia, Mikey received a call from Singleton hospital to say that his wife, paediatric…

New summer house set to enhance learning disabilities unit

A Swansea Bay assessment unit, for people with learning disabilities, has improved its facilities thanks to a new summer house. The addition, built in the grounds of Llwyneryr Learning Disabilities Unit in Morriston, offers patients a space for time away from the main hub to relax and meet families. The project has been financed by…

Jiffy’s Cancer 50 challenge is back

The wheels are in motion for the second Jiffy’s Cancer 50 Challenge bike ride.  Following on from the success of the event in 2021, which raised £116,000, rugby legend Jonathan Davies OBE is donning the lycra to lead another bike ride to raise vital funds for the South West Wales Cancer Centre and Velindre Cancer…

Cutting edge 3D technology supports patients with disabilities

Swansea Bay Health Charity, the official charity of Swansea Bay University Health board, have been able to fund materials to support the production of devices to help people with disabilities across South Wales. Using state of the art 3D printing, and working in collaboration with Swansea University, Jonathan Howard, clinical scientist at rehabilitation engineering based…

Medical illustration team turn teaching idea into reality

Swansea Bay’s Medical Illustration Department is using virtual reality to teach new doctors a real life or death technique. The department has teamed up with Swansea University to produce a virtual reality (VR) training app that helps perfect a potentially lifesaving technique, known as the Valsalva manoeuvre, to correct an abnormal cardiac rhythm, called Supraventricular…