FURTHER information on plans for a new £40million community hospital in Rhyl have been released after 200 people responded to an appeal for feedback.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) is preparing to submit a planning application to Denbighshire County Council for a new North Denbighshire Community Hospital.

Feedback received through a survey and comments made on social media have been collated and a frequently asked questions document has been published in response to some of the most common questions.

These address concerns over parking, plans for existing buildings on site and what services and facilities will be at the new hospital.

In response to the question if adequate parking will be provided, the document stated: "Car parking will be improved by creating a central zone, which will provide much more efficient parking access and improve the overall car park operation.

"Staff parking to the front of the Royal Alexandra will be retained.

"Parking will be enhanced by additional bicycle and motorcycle spaces to encourage staff and visitors to take advantage of sustainable modes of travel.

"We are also looking at options for off site parking provisions during the construction period, to minimise on street parking disruption to local residents in an already congested area."

The health board commented on whether speed restrictions will be implemented.

"If deemed necessary and supported by Denbighshire County Council Highways, a formal review of Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) and signage could be conditioned as part of any forthcoming planning consent," they said.

The document states all current services operating within the Royal Alexandra will be relocated into the new building or retained within the existing Royal Alexandra building.

"We are also planning to consolidate some services from other hospitals in the area and other sites within the new build. This includes an expanded Audiology outpatient service and Community Dental services," it added.

"New services we will be bringing to the site include: An inpatient ward; An IV therapy suite, including some chemotherapy treatment and a same day service for the treatment of minor injuries and minor ailments."

The new build, described as a health and well-being campus, will be built next to the Royal Alexandra Hospital on East Parade.

New service include: Inpatient beds, services for treating minor injuries and ailments, an intravenous therapies suite and a hub and community café.

Addressing concerns about traffic, dust and noise during construction, a spokesperson for the health board said: "Prior to any work commencing on site, our contractor will produce a construction management plan that will address and minimise the concerns raised in relation to disruption, dust and noise.

"Every effort will be made to ensure minimal disruption to the local area and continued consultation with residents will ensure all concerns are heard and addressed."

Worries about seagulls nesting on the roof were also addressed.

The document stated: "The design of the building has been developed to ensure that the current problems with seagulls is addressed throughout the site, which will include a number of different measures such as sloped ledges and minimum nesting opportunities.

"This will continue to be developed with specialise advisors."

The existing Royal Alexandra Hospital has served the community since 1895.

"With modern advancements in healthcare, its existing spaces are no longer suitable to provide the required flexible clinical environments," the document said.

"The health board is fully committed to maintaining this building as a support centre, but recognises there is limited scope for development of the site to provide new healthcare services.

"With this in mind, we are currently developing refurbishment proposals that will provide new and exciting support spaces and offices.

"There are also some children's services that will be retained within this building and these departments will be refurbished to a high quality."

The existing chapel will be retained, with essential maintenance works carried out - such as repairs to radiators and windows - to ensure its long-term future.

The survey was completed by 206 people and 130 comments were received via social media.

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