Wrexham Maelor Hospital: structural work that will improve our ability to isolate and segregate COVID-19 patients.

4/11/2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the area, the number of COVID-19 positive patients we are caring for at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, both on wards and coming in through the Emergency Department, is increasing. Our capacity is further limited by the need to segregate and isolate COVID-19 patients and any patients that have been in contact with them. Staff are working hard to ensure that patients remain separated wherever possible.

To create a safer environment for everyone, starting this week, we are undertaking some structural work that will improve our ability to isolate and segregate COVID-19 patients.

Over the next few weeks while this work is undertaken, we ask for the public to continue to support us by only coming to the Emergency Department in an emergency. We are sorry that waits in the Emergency Department are likely to be longer than we would like during this period.

If it is not an emergency, please choose the most appropriate service for your needs. There are Minor Injury Units in Mold and Holywell which can treat injuries that are not critical or life threatening and usually offer much shorter waiting times than Emergency Departments – details here.

If you have been called in to the hospital for an appointment, please keep that appointment.

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the area, the number of COVID-19 positive patients we are caring for at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, both on wards and coming in through the Emergency Department, is increasing. Our capacity is further limited by the need to segregate and isolate COVID-19 patients and any patients that have been in contact with them. Staff are working hard to ensure that patients remain separated wherever possible.

To create a safer environment for everyone, starting this week, we are undertaking some structural work that will improve our ability to isolate and segregate COVID-19 patients.

Over the next few weeks while this work is undertaken, we ask for the public to continue to support us by only coming to the Emergency Department in an emergency. We are sorry that waits in the Emergency Department are likely to be longer than we would like during this period.

If it is not an emergency, please choose the most appropriate service for your needs. There are Minor Injury Units in Mold and Holywell which can treat injuries that are not critical or life threatening and usually offer much shorter waiting times than Emergency Departments – details here.

If you have been called in to the hospital for an appointment, please keep that appointment.