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Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABM) provides health care for around 600,000 people from Bridgend to Neath Port Talbot and Swansea.



Concerns raised about aa new proposed acute mental health assessment facility - Southwales Evening Post

Concerns raised about aa new proposed acute mental health assessment facility - Southwales Evening Post

Alexandra Howells, chief operating officer at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABMU), said there were a lot of expert questions and opinions at the meetings. She said: “People generally supported the unit but there were queries



Maternal smoking: Call for midwives to boost anti-tobacco message - BBC News

Maternal smoking: Call for midwives to boost anti-tobacco message - BBC News

Samantha Paul, from Bridgend, in the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board area, said she was helped to give up smoking when she was pregnant with her second child. She said: "I was smoking between 10 and 20 a day and knew I had to



Live in Swansea east? You might die 12 years before someone of the same age ... - Southwales Evening Post

Live in Swansea east? You might die 12 years before someone of the same age ... - Southwales Evening Post

THE differences in life expectancy has widened between areas in Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABMU) during the last ten years, according a report. Health life expectancy in men in ABMU is around 61 years, which is significantly



Rich versus poor health gulf grows - Southwales Evening Post

Rich versus poor health gulf grows - Southwales Evening Post

In the report, which will go before bosses at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board today, (thurs march 27)it emerged that men living in the poorest areas of the city are the worst affected. The report said: “Despite improving life



Swansea hospital car park under spotlight in blue badge row - Southwales Evening Post

Swansea hospital car park under spotlight in blue badge row - Southwales Evening Post

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board agreed that parking in a blue badge space with out a badge was unacceptable and that hospital staff would be made aware of the fact. Now one former worker at Singleton Hospital has admitted: “I'm





Singleton hospital workers in blue badge row - Southwales Evening Post

Singleton hospital workers in blue badge row - Southwales Evening Post

A spokeswoman for the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board agreed that parking in a blue badge space with out a badge was unacceptable and that hospital staff would be made aware of the fact. She said: “Staff parking in disabled



Modern neonatal unit in place after hospital baby double tragedy - Southwales Evening Post

Modern neonatal unit in place after hospital baby double tragedy - Southwales Evening Post

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board said a host of measures had been put in place since. “Since this tragic event in November 2011, the neonatal unit at Singleton Hospital has undergone a £3.2 million refurbishment to provide a very



E. coli deaths 'caused by infection prevention failure' - BBC News

E. coli deaths 'caused by infection prevention failure' - BBC News

Tests at the time by Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABM) showed one of the babies who died contracted E. coli at the unit, but the mother and other two babies caught it elsewhere. "While the exact cause of the transmission



Bridgend News

Wales needs its own child protection register if it is to better prevent the suicides of children and young people, a report has said.



South Wales NHS: Health bosses agree shake-up recommendation - BBC News

South Wales NHS: Health bosses agree shake-up recommendation - BBC News

It backed the most of the proposals, but instead of moving services from the Royal Glamorgan, it proposed an alternative which would see the Royal Glamorgan and Princess of Wales (which comes under ABM health board) sharing services as a



Failure in infection prevention control 'most likely' to have caused E.coli ... - WalesOnline

Failure in infection prevention control 'most likely' to have caused E.coli ... - WalesOnline

However, as a consequence of the actions taken by staff on the neonatal unit, the infection prevention control team, the outbreak management team and the ABMU Health Board, the outbreak was limited to just the one transmission event.” HIW said





Control failure likely cause of E.coli outbreak - Southwales Evening Post

Control failure likely cause of E.coli outbreak - Southwales Evening Post

Internal reviews by Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board identified areas of improvements, including hand washing and the need to increase the spacing between neonatal cots in the unit. The HIW report concluded: "While the exact cause



'If Her Majesty the Queen was to come here and get the same treatment I have ... - WalesOnline

'If Her Majesty the Queen was to come here and get the same treatment I have ... - WalesOnline

And just so there is no confusion or suggestion of the intervention of press officers, I wish to make it clear that while I was escorted by an Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board press officer and hospital managers, I spoke to Mrs Keane





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Amnesty to find 50,000 mobility aids

An amnesty has been launched to recover 50,000 items in mobility and home help aids which have not been returned to Swansea council over the years.



Build me a face in 3D: British man's life 'transformed' - Rappler

Build me a face in 3D: British man's life 'transformed' - Rappler

RECONSRTUCTED. A combination of undated handout images released by ABMU Health Board shows a portrait of British man Stephen Power (L) before having facial reconstruction surgery following a motorcycle accident and then after the surgery (R)


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