ad

Glan Clwyd Hospital to be North Wales neonatal care centre

Published date: 13 May 2014 |
Published by: Matt Jones 
Read more articles by Matt Jones  Email reporter


 

GLAN Clwyd Hospital will become the North Wales centre for care for the sickest babies.

First Minister Carwyn Jones has said the North Wales Sub Regional Intensive Neonatal Care Centre will be established at the Bodelwyddan hospital.

It follows a long-running battle by campaigners after Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board moved intensive care level 3 for babies to Arrow Park hospital on the Wirral.

AM for the Vale of Clwyd, Ann Jones said: “I am delighted with the announcement made by the First Minister, Carwyn Jones that the neonatal intensive care unit will be at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.

"This is the right decision and is a very important one for our area and for all those families who will need to use these specialist services.

“I am especially grateful to the First Minister for commissioning the independent review following Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board’s announcement to move this vital service to Arrowe Park.

“We now need to ensure that this centre is operational as soon as practical.”

Communities across Denbighshire were very concerned when the neonatal care centre was moved to Arrowe Park and Ms Jones has been working alongside the community to put pressure on the health board and the Welsh Government to ensure that a specific special baby care unit would return to Glan Clwyd Hospital as soon as possible.

For more news from across the region visit newsnorthwales.co.uk

You must be a registered user to leave a comment. Register or login here.

 

Featured Businesses

  • Fencing Services
    We supply and fit Concreate Post's, Bases, Vertical Board Panel. Repairs Undertaken
    View website »
  • Mike Hulse
    Garage Door Repair Specialist, Up and over repairs Large Stock of Spares. 20 Years Prompt Service.No Vat
    More »
  • Peter Williams Painter & Decorator
    Painter & Decorator.Paper Hanging Specialist, Special rates for O.A.P's, 3 Year Guarantee on all work,Quality Workmanship,Free Advice & Estimates.
    More »
  • Mr D S Bailey
    Artexing & Joiner ceiling and wall specialists Plasterboarding Coving Plastering All Aspects of Interior Plastering.
    More »
View all adverts