Neonatal Care Centre to be built at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd

Construction of a new neonatal intensive care unit at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd will begin next month, following £18m worth of Welsh Government investment.

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Work has also started to recruit the team who will work at the centre, including neonatal consultants. The unit, which will care for very sick and premature babies, is expected to open in 2018.

The centre will provide the best possible standards of care and clinical outcomes for mothers and their babies across North Wales, centralising intensive care at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.

This investment reflects expert advice from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health who recommended that the health board should plan to provide neonatal intensive care at one central site in the region.

– Vaughan Gething AM, Health Secretary