Developers behind a new community hospital for North Denbighshire will put their plans to the public in the coming weeks.
The Betsi Cadwaladr health board is set to decide in the New Year on a business plan for the £22 million centre, earmarked for Rhyl’s Royal Alexandra Hospital.
The proposals for new services – including a same day care unit, an outpatient area and rehabilitation for patients – are being presented to Denbighshire councillors on Thursday. If the Welsh Government gives the go ahead, work on the site of the new hospital is due to begin in 2018.
Three consultation events will be held at Rhyl Library on Saturday 10th December from 10am – noon, the White Rose Centre on Tuesday 13th December from 11am – 3pm and the Aristans Collective in Prestatyn on Thursday 15th December from 11am – 3pm. There are also plans to hold another session in Kinmel Bay.
The new facility will also restore some of the services lost when Prestatyn’s community hospital was closed in February 2013.
Betsi’s central area director, Bethan Jones, said the centre would help relieve the pressure on A&E staff and wards at nearby Ysbyty Glan Clwyd and other community hospitals: ”The development will enhance services currently being offered and introduce new facilities to better meet the changing needs of the community in North Denbighshire, both now and in the future…it will also provide a much better experience for local people who will not have to travel further afield and will benefit from modern up to date medical facilities.”
Source: Rhyl Journal