Routine surgery resuming across north Wales hospitals

Wrexham Maelor Hospital Most planned surgery was postponed at all of north Wales' hospitals

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Routine surgery is resuming in north Wales hospitals after being postponed due to "increased pressure".

The Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) stopped non-urgent surgery last week, blaming a rise in emergency health care that led to pressures on its A&E departments.

Hospital across the region were affected.

BCUHB said on Monday that routine inpatient surgery was resuming "in a phased way".

Prof Matthew Makin, executive medical director, said: "I can confirm that the health board has resumed routine inpatient surgery today.

"This is being done in a phased way to ensure that we continue to manage all patients safely.

"I would like to repeat my apology to every patient who has been inconvenienced.

"We are making arrangements to re-book those affected for their operations as soon as possible.

"While our hospitals continue to experience pressure, our winter plans are helping us to manage.

"Our staff are working tirelessly to provide safe care for our patients every day."

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