Arfon AM Sian Gwenllian has welcomed the news that at long last Ysbyty Gwynedd is to get a new emergency department. See announcement by Welsh Government below.
Said Sian Gwenllian, 'This had been a long time coming and I wish to thank all those who have vigorously pursued the need for brand new facilities and have campaigned with me to get this investment.
The current department is way too small and out-dated for the 52,000 patients who use the service each year.
The people of N West Wales will now be much better served and I am particularly pleased that children will be treated in a separate area.
I wish to thank the staff who have delivered a fantastic service here for many years despite second rate facilities. They too deserve to work in a much improved environment. They will now face the difficult task of maintaining the service during the transformation and construction phase but I'm convinced that the upheaval will be well worth it in the end. I look forward to seeing the project commence next month.'
Nearly £14 million for improvements to Ysbyty Gwynedd A&E department
Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething has approved £13.89 million funding for improvements to emergency and urgent care services at Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor.
The significant funding will pay for infrastructure improvements at Ysbyty Gwynedd hospital, creating more capacity to deal with peaks in demand while improving the environment for patients, staff and visitors alike.
The funding is for the period 2017-18 and 2019-20 and it is envisaged that work will start in March 2017. The investment will fund:
•A single point of entry to the department
•Three triage rooms
•A four bay resuscitation area plus a separate isolation bay with external access
•Eight cubicles plus two treatment rooms
•Eight chairs in minor injuries
•An assessment unit including relatives’ waiting room
•Paediatrics facilities including three assessment rooms and dedicated waiting areas.