Glan Clwyd Hospital £1.5m outpatients' department opens

Ysbyty Glan Clwyd The first phase of work includes safe removal of asbestos found in some operating theatres

Related Stories

A new £1.5m outpatients' department has been opened at Denbighshire's Glan Clwyd hospital.

The facility at the Bodelwyddan hospital brings together clinics and pre-operation assessments which can now be conducted in a single visit.

Officials say the new unit allows for major changes to services to improve patient care.

Formerly, clinics were held off-site with the main outpatients previously housed at HM Stanley in St Asaph.

Other clinics such as orthopaedics currently held at Abergele Hospital are moving to the centralised site soon.

Val Parker, head of service improvement, said the new service offered a big opportunity and something not commonly seen in the NHS.

The facility is part of a £77m redevelopment of the hospital agreed by the Welsh Government.

The 1970s building in Bodelwyddan is already experiencing a £7m overhaul as part of work to remove asbestos, with another £5m spent on new operating theatres and an urology day care unit.

When the hospital was built in the late 1970s asbestos was commonly used as a fire retardant coasting on structural steelwork.

The new plans by the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board - which runs Ysbyty Glan Clwyd - will provide opportunities to remodel the hospital to bring together services which are currently spread over the site.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC North East Wales



8 °C 1 °C


Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.