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Support Networks

Trade Unions

The UHB is committed to working in partnership with trade unions, and actively encourages you to join any trade union or professional body of your choice (subject to any rules for membership of that organisation which may apply).  Further information is available on the internal Staff Organisations page.

Cardiff and Vale UNISON members now have their own branch website at where members can get up to date news and information, as well as hearing about special offers available to members only.


If you are a carer looking after a relative, friend or neighbour, the UHB Patient Experience Department has a dedicated email account for people who are carers to use for any carer-related enquiries, problems, requests for information.  Find more information for carers or contact Suzanne Becquer-Moreno on 029 2074 5307.


Hospital Chaplains provide spiritual care to the hospital community. They take their place alongside the multi-disciplinary team which seeks to provide holistic care for patients and those close to them.  Further information can be obtained by contacting the Chaplaincy on 029 2074 3230, or by visiting the Chaplaincy Page

Counselling Service

If you ever need to discuss work or personal issues confidentially, we provide a free counselling service. For further information please ring 029 2074 4465 or visit the Employee Wellbeing internet page.

NHS Retirement Fellowship (Wales)

The Cardiff and District Branch of the NHS Retirement Fellowship (Wales) meets on the first Wednesday of each month. You don’t have to be retired to join as it is open to anyone over the age of 50 years or over who still works within the NHS, at any grade.

For further information please contact Norman Bishop on 029 2075 2237 or visit the Retirement Fellowship internet page.

Rainbow LGBT+ FFlag Network

The Rainbow LGBT+ FFlag Network has been formed as a support system for all Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Trans (including those with non-binary identities) employees of the UHB and straight allies / friends.  Find out more about the Network here.

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