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Hospitals - future under review

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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 08:33 UK time, Wednesday, 22 March 2006

A health care review could see the closure of HM Stanley hospital at St Asaph and Abergele hospital. Over in Llandudno, the hospital there could be downgraded too as officials look to free up £23m to improve NHS buildings and services throughout North Wales.

Project director for the North Wales secondary care review, Andrew Butters, said future health care would focus on keeping patients out of hospital as much as possible, concentrating on managing conditions better at home.

Councillor Ronnie Hughes, chairman of Conwy Council's scrutiny committee, said he was sure local people would make their voices heard and "bombard" health officials with questions during the consultation period, which starts in April.

You can read more about this in our BBC local news section. Alternatively, go the the What's New section of the Conwy & Denbighshire NHS Trust website.

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