Conwy & Denbighshire NHS Trust

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Conwy & Denbighshire NHS Trust was an NHS Trust in Wales. The headquarters of the Trust were in Glan Clwyd Hospital, in Bodelwyddan, near Rhyl, Denbighshire. The Trust was named in the 'Top 40 Hospitals' in the UK for the fifth year running in 2006, a title conferred by CHKS[1].

The Trust formed on 1 April 1999, through a merger of the Glan Clwyd District General Hospital NHS Trust with parts of the Clwydian Community Care NHS Trust (the other half being absorbed by the North East Wales NHS Trust, and part of the Gwynedd Community Health Trust (the other parts forming the North West Wales NHS Trust.

The Trust served the population of central North Wales, across Conwy county borough and Denbighshire. It had 5,325 staff as of April 1, 2006. The Acting Chairman was Mr Alun Lewis [2], and the Chief Executive was Gren Kershaw [3].

The Conwy & Denbighshire NHS Trust ran one major acute hospital (Glan Clwyd Hospital), two further acute hospitals (H.M. Stanley in St. Asaph), and Abergele Hospital, 6 community hospitals, and mental health units.

It was confirmed in April 2008 that the Conwy & Denbighshire NHS Trust intended to merge with the North East Wales NHS Trust. Both trusts agreed to the merger, and approval from the health minister was given on 22 May 2008.[1] The Trust was temporarily merged into the North Wales NHS Trust on the 1st April 2009, and after further reconfiguration into a new organisation, combining all three NHS Trusts in North Wales called the Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board on 1 October 2009.

Major hospitals[edit]

Abergele Hospital[edit]

Abergele Hospital, Abergele is an acute hospital.

Colwyn Bay Community Hospital[edit]

The Colwyn Bay Community Hospital is a community hospital based in the town of Colwyn Bay. It contains a minor injury unit, but no A&E department[4].

Conwy Hospital[edit]

Conwy Hospital, Conwy

Now closed and demolished

Denbigh Community Hospital[edit]

Denbigh Community Hospital (also known as Denbigh Infirmary) is a small rehabilitation hospital based in Denbigh. There is also a minor injury casualty unit but no major A&E facilities. X-Ray facilities also available. Dental Clinic is also on site for registered patients.

Ysbyty Glan Clwyd[edit]

Glan Clwyd Hospital, (Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Welsh) is the Trust's headquarters, and is based in Bodelwyddan. It is a major acute hospital, with most main healthcare functions, including A&E, audiology, pathology, imaging, obstetrics, mental health, paediatrics, oncology, and physiotherapy. The hospital opened in 1980.

H.M. Stanley Hospital[edit]

H.M. Stanley Hospital, St. Asaph was an acute hospital established as a workhouse in 1838, and becoming a hospital with the formation of the NHS in 1948. The hospital closed in April 2012 after being deemed "not fit for purpose";[2] it was estimated that the hospital would require £2.5 million of refurbishment to restore it to "fit for purpose" status. The stroke and eye units at the hospital have been be moved to other areas, including a new eye unit at Abergele Hospital.[3] The site remains home to the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust HQ.

Llangollen Hospital[edit]

Llangollen Hospital, Llangollen

North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre[edit]

The North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre, in Rhyl.

Prestatyn Community Hospital[edit]

Prestatyn Community Hospital, Closed Spring 2013.[4] Prestatyn.

Royal Alexandra Hospital[edit]

Royal Alexandra Hospital, Rhyl.

Ruthin Community Hospital[edit]

Main entrance to Ruthin Hospital

Ruthin Community Hospital, Ruthin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NHS trust merger for north Wales". BBC News. 2008-05-21. 
  2. ^ BBC News - HM Stanley Hospital closed and put on market for sale
  3. ^ Forrest, Adele (9 July 2010). "'Not fit for purpose' hospital to be axed". Denbighshire Free Press (North Wales News). Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Rhyl Journal -- Hospital closure