BREAKING NEWS: Announcements from Health Board meeting in St Asaph

Published date: 18 January 2013 |
Published by: Iwan Berry
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THE MINOR Injuries Unit at Colwyn Bay Hospital is set to close as part of a massive shake-up of the local health service provision.

At a meeting to discuss the future of health provision taking place today (Friday) in St Asaph details of the changes have been revealed to the press.

New announcements include:

 • Prestatyn Hospital to close and be replaced by a new Community Hospital serving North Denbighshire on the site of the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Rhyl.

• Advanced neo-natal services to be relocated to Arrowe Park making a saving of £300 per intensive care cot per day.
Long-term intensive care for babies at or below 27 weeks will be transferred to Arroe Park to ensure safe service, with babies transferred back once they are taken out of intensive care.

Concerns were raised over the future of high-skilled staff, dealing with sick babies on a regular basis.

• Colwyn Bay Hospital's Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) to close with X-Ray services retained. Services will be provided at Llandudno hospital, with health chiefs saying this will provide a more consistent service.

• Llandudno to be made a 'hub hospital' with X-Ray services remaining, and being provided seven days a week. The MIU will be available for residents within a 40-minute drive.

Banner waving campaigners urging Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board bosses to ditch proposals to cut services at the special care baby unit at Glan Clwyd Hospital, staged a protest outside the meeting at St Asaph Business Park.


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