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Powys Teaching Health Board and Freedom Leisure have agreed to continue their partnership in support of the county's COVID-19 vaccination programme until the end of 2021.

The COVID-19 vaccination programme in Powys has been one of the most successful in the whole of the UK. Already 91% of adults have received their first dose and 88.8% have received their second dose. These are the highest rates of any health board in Wales.

22/10/2021
Drop-In COVID Vaccination Sessions - week beginning 25 October

Drop-in vaccination clinics week beginning 25 October

22/10/2021
Statement following UK Health Security Agency announcement regarding UK Lighthouse Lab

Public Health Wales has published a statement following UK Health Security Agency announcement regarding UK Lighthouse Lab.

15/10/2021
Drop-In First and Second Dose COVID Vaccination Sessions - week beginning 18 October

Drop-in vaccination clinics week beginning 18 October

15/10/2021
Drop-In First and Second Dose COVID Vaccination Sessions - week beginning 11 October

Drop-in vaccination clinics week beginning 11 October

08/10/2021
GP Practices afternoon closures

Due to the Powys-wide flu vaccination programme, your GP practice may be closed for the afternoon during October and November.

07/10/2021
The latest edition of our COVID-19 Vaccination Newsletter (2 October) is now available

Read our newsletter online or download our pdf.

02/10/2021
Drop-In First and Second Dose COVID Vaccination Sessions - week beginning 4 October

Drop-in vaccination clinics week beginning 4 October

01/10/2021
Online Q&A Event with Carol Shillabeer on 13 October 2021

You are invited to an online event with Carol Shillabeer from 5.30pm to 6.30pm on Wednesday 13 October 2021.

01/10/2021
Drop-In First Dose COVID Vaccination Sessions - week beginning 27 September

Drop-in vaccination clinics week beginning 27 September

27/09/2021
Eye check-ups can help prevent falls in older people, says optometrist

A leading Powys optometrist is asking the public to look out for eye problems among the older generation in a bid to help prevent falls.

23/09/2021
Help Us Help You – only use your GP when you really need to

GPs in Powys, along with GPs across Wales and the rest of the UK continue to be under incredible pressure and need your help to ensure that they are able to help those in most need.

23/09/2021
People encouraged to adopt healthy lifestyles
Photo montage of Stefanie Waddington-Gries, Marian Jacques and Myfanwy Taylor
Photo montage of Stefanie Waddington-Gries, Marian Jacques and Myfanwy Taylor

Over a third of Welsh adults (37%) feel that they are generally less healthy now, than before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a recent YouGov survey

22/09/2021
Temporary Move of Adult Mental Health Inpatient Services from Ystradgynlais to Brecon

In order to allow major building repairs to Ystradgynlais Hospital, it has been necessary to move patients from the Tawe Ward to Brecon Hospital.

21/09/2021
Drop-In First and Second Dose COVID Vaccination Sessions - week beginning 20 September

Drop-in vaccination clinics week beginning 20 September

18/09/2021
YFC chair urges young people to seek mental health help
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A series of images of

As she steps down from her term as Chair of Montgomeryshire YFC, Bryony Wilson is urging young people to seek support if they are struggling with their mental health.

17/09/2021
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Living Healthier Staying Well - strategy refresh
Cartoon with scene of busy park with lots of people including a mobile coffee shop, a gentleman walking a dog, an elderly lady sat on a bench and a gentleman in a wheelchair.
Cartoon with scene of busy park with lots of people including a mobile coffee shop, a gentleman walking a dog, an elderly lady sat on a bench and a gentleman in a wheelchair.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is the provider of health services in North Wales and they are seeking views as they refresh their ‘Living Healthier Staying Well’ strategy by 27 October 2021.

17/09/2021
Celebrating 1 year of the South Wales Trauma Network

In September 2020, the South Wales Trauma Network was established, marking a major step forward in the delivery of emergency care across South Wales, West Wales and South Powys. The network which is made up of hospitals, emergency response services and rehabilitation services, ensures patients with life-threatening and life-changing injuries receive the best possible treatment and care.

16/09/2021
Meifod nurse nominated for top award for app

A nurse in Powys has been nominated for a Nursing Times award after launching a pioneering app which is helping children across Powys overcome bladder and bowel problems.

16/09/2021
Drop-In First and Second Dose COVID Vaccination Sessions - week beginning 13 September

Drop-in vaccination clinics week beginning 13 September

13/09/2021