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North Walians urged to keep healthy after a third gain weight and exercise less in pandemic

A THIRD of people in North Wales have gained weight and exercised less since the onset of COVID-19. A report by YouGov in support of the Welsh Government’s Help Us, Help You campaign revealed more than 50% of responders in…

Super-fit headteacher joins cardiac vehicle campaign after surviving horror heart attack

ONE day Llyr Rees was running 10 miles and preparing to enter triathlon competitions. The next he was fighting for his life. Headteacher at Ysgol Gynradd Bontnewydd, near Caernarfon, Llyr was a fit and healthy 50 year-old when struck down…

£66k cardiac vehicle appeal boosted by heart attack survivor support

CHRIS ROBERTS had flu symptoms and was poorly for days before suffering a heart attack six years ago. Had he sought assistance immediately, the dad-of-two may have avoided the scarring and blocked artery still with him to this day. In…

NHS charity drives campaign to build £66k mobile scanner van for heart patients in North Wales

AWYR LAS (Blue Sky) is driving a campaign to build a revolutionary mobile scanning vehicle for cardiac patients in rural communities. The North Wales NHS charity is calling on the public to help raise £66,000 towards the appeal as part…

Record number of hits for NHS Wales website after unprecedented year

North Wales residents can quickly check symptoms for variety of conditions at NHS 111 Wales online. ONLINE symptom checkers can save North Wales patients time by helping them find the right service for treatment. Symptoms can be quickly checked for…

Pandemic fears will change the way most people in North Wales access NHS in future

MORE than half of people in North Wales will access NHS services differently in future because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A study by YouGov has revealed 40% of people in the region will carry on in the same way they…

30,000 non-emergency 999 calls in North Wales lead to ‘Help Us, Help You’ plea from NHS

EMERGENCY departments will remain under huge pressure if people continue to turn up at hospital or call an ambulance for non-essential reasons including coughs and colds. Jasleen Kaur, Head of Nursing for Emergency Care at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, says building…