YSBYTY Gwynedd’s dialysis services are set for a major cash boost.
The Elidir Unit will be refurbished, along with a permanent subsidiary unit at Ysbyty Alltwen in Tremadog, thanks to a £1.8 million cash injection from the Welsh Government.
Mark Drakeford, Welsh Government Health Minister, said the changes would improve renal services in north west Wales.
He added: “It will benefit both patients and staff and also help to reduce travel times for those renal patients from Meirionnydd and Dwyfor who are suitable candidates for the unit in Alltwen.
“It will also help to relieve pressure on the main dialysis unit at Ysbyty Gwynedd.”
The refurbished unit at Ysbyty Gwynedd will include an extended dialysis area with fifteen dialysis stations and one isolation area, training room, treatment room, dedicated staff facilities and a much improved waiting area.
The subsidiary service at Ysbyty Alltwen will have nine dialysis stations, with six in an open plan area and three further stations in a separate area.
In addition the unit will have its own entrance and drop off area.
There is currently a dialysis service at Ysbyty Alltwen, which provided on a temporary basis.
Work on the new unit is expected to begin this month, with completion in February 2015.