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Latest Position on Winter Pressures

9th January 2020

At the moment, no operations are being postponed in our three acute hospitals due to pressures in our Emergency Departments. Due to high emergency demand over the Christmas and New Year period, we temporarily relocated some of our staff from Abergele Hospital to Glan Clwyd Hospital. As a result, a small number of elective surgical procedures which were due to take place at Abergele Hospital were postponed. We can confirm planned operations are now running as normal at Abergele Hospital. 

We know that the post-Christmas period is always one of high demand and pressure on our services, which is why we have robust plans in place to manage this, such as scheduling fewer operations. Our staff are dealing with extraordinary levels of pressure on a daily basis and are doing the best they can to provide safe care in very challenging circumstances. We thank them wholeheartedly for their efforts.

Further info: There are many non-clinical reasons for cancelling operations in hospitals, such as no beds available on the ward, no critical care beds available or an emergency case had to take priority in the operating theatre.

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