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Measles is on the rise: is your child protected?
little boy playing with a train toy
little boy playing with a train toy

Cases of Measles are increasing in the UK. Measles can be a very serious disease and cause severe, even life threatening complications.

22/02/2024
Drop-In COVID and Flu Vaccination Sessions - week beginning 19 February
nurse giving injection to patient
nurse giving injection to patient

Drop-in Autumn Booster and Flu clinics are taking place week beginning 19 February.

16/02/2024
Temporary closure of the A493 north of Machynlleth during February 2024
Road Ahead Closed road sign informing traffic of conditions ahead in both English and Welsh language
Road Ahead Closed road sign informing traffic of conditions ahead in both English and Welsh language

Alun Griffiths Contractors has advised us of a temporary closure of the A493 north of Machynlleth during February 2024 which will affect travel between Machynlleth and the Aberdyfi/Pennal/Tywyn area.

09/02/2024
The final engagement stage of the Welsh Air Ambulance Service takes place in February

The third and final engagement phase of the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (EMRTS) Review, about how to further improve the air ambulance service in Wales, takes place between 01 and 29 February 2024.

01/02/2024
Joint Inspection of Child Protection Arrangements welcomed by health board

Powys Teaching Health Board has welcomed a report into child protection arrangements in the county following a multi-agency inspection. 

01/02/2024
There is still time to get your flu vaccine this winter
close up of nurse giving injection to patient
close up of nurse giving injection to patient

Flu is still circulating in our communities and vaccination continues to be the best way to protect you and your family from the consequences of flu this winter.

17/01/2024
Excellence Award for life saving nurse
Pictured from left Brendon Clancy, Alice Chappell and Kirsty Williams
Pictured from left Brendon Clancy, Alice Chappell and Kirsty Williams

A Minor Injuries Nurse from Ystradgynlais has received a special recognition award for her quick, calm and professional reaction saving the life of a patient earlier this year.

16/01/2024
EMRTS Service Review January 2024 Update
Air Ambulance and pilot
Air Ambulance and pilot

Read this letter to find out more.

16/01/2024
LOF funding provides new audiology equipment.
Woman in Audiology team operating audiometer
Woman in Audiology team operating audiometer

Thanks to funding from Knighton Community Hospital’s League of Friends (LOF), patients in the area can now have some hearing test  appointments locally rather than travel.

12/01/2024
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08/01/2024
PTHB welcomes progress on Hospitals Transformation Programme in Shrewsbury and Telford
overhead view of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital
overhead view of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital

The Outline Business Case has been approved.

05/01/2024
Time to Quit Smoking? "It'll never happen to me" – Paul's story.
Image of Paul and a member of the Smoking Cessation Team
Image of Paul and a member of the Smoking Cessation Team

Paul successfully gave up smoking recently after getting support from Help Me Quit. You too can access this support and successfully quit smoking for good! 

29/12/2023
EMRTS Service Review 22 December 2023 Update
Man and helicopter
Man and helicopter

Read the latest EMRTS update

28/12/2023
Nursing and Health Care Support Worker Recruitment Open Days
Nursing and health care support worker recruitment open days illustrations of 3 NHS workers
Nursing and health care support worker recruitment open days illustrations of 3 NHS workers

Powys Teaching Health Board have three recruitment days coming up.

Llandrindod Wells Hospital | Tuesday 9 January

Welshpool Hospital | Tuesday 13 February

Machynlleth Hospital | Wednesday 13 March

28/12/2023
Drop-In COVID Vaccination Sessions - week beginning 25 December
Row of Coronavirus vaccine flasks
Row of Coronavirus vaccine flasks

Drop-in Autumn Booster clinics are taking place week beginning 25 December.

21/12/2023
Welsh Government is recruiting an Independent Member (Finance) to Powys Teaching Health Board

Following the end of the term of office of the previous Independent Member (Finance), Tony Thomas, recruitment is now under way to this vital role.

20/12/2023
Powys health board thanks Shropshire NHS Trust colleagues

Powys Teaching Health Board has paid tribute to its colleagues from across the border in England for providing a drop-in engagement session in Newtown last week.

20/12/2023
Hospital staff thank League of Friends at Welshpool

Staff at Welshpool’s Victoria Memorial Hospital have expressed their thanks to the local League of Friends after their major investment in facilities there.

19/12/2023
Veteran recruitment: Lucie's story
image of Lucie Cornish
image of Lucie Cornish

In the second of our articles about ex service personnel working for Powys Teaching Health Board, we spoke to Lucie Cornish, Assistant Director of Therapies and Health Sciences. This article was published in Civvy Street Magazine.

18/12/2023
Drop-In COVID Vaccination Sessions - week beginning 18 December
Row of Coronavirus vaccine flasks
Row of Coronavirus vaccine flasks

Drop-in Autumn Booster clinics are taking place week beginning 18 December

15/12/2023