High hopes for £1.9m Minor Injuries Unit
04 July 2012 |
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A BUSINESS case has been submitted for a new £1.95m Minor Injuries Unit at Llandudno Hospital.
Proposals include the building of an MIU larger than the current department, with more treatment areas and specific places for the treatment of children.
Members of the public will be encouraged to use the MIU rather than travel to emergency departments in larger hospitals.
The case will be submitted to the Welsh Government later next month, with building work beginning in November for completion the following year.
Redevelopment work on the hospital will continue this month with the planned rheumatology hub, which will bring together clinical staff from Llandudno and Ysbyty Glan Clwyd to improve rheumatology care across the area.
Work on the hub will be completed by October.
A business case for the women’s centre, also to be opened on the hospital site, will be completed within the financial year.
Ellen Greer, Project Director, said that: ‘We are really pleased that the business case for the new Minor Injuries Unit is completed for consideration by Welsh Government and we are hopeful that capital funding will be released to enable us to take forward this key development on the hospital site.”
Further information can be found by visiting www.bcu.wales.nhs.uk.