North East Wales NHS Trust

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North East Wales NHS Trust (Welsh: Ymddiriedolaeth GIG Gogledd Ddwyrain Cymru) was an NHS Trust in Wales. The headquarters of the Trust were in the Maelor Hospital, in Wrexham. It was founded on 1 April 1999, when the NHS Trusts in Wales were reconfigured. The Trust provided secondary care services for the Wrexham and Flintshire Local Authority areas, including mental health care - a population of around 300,000 people, through one major acute hospital, five community hospitals, and a variety of clinics. The Trust reported a budget deficit of £3.6 million at the end of the 2005/06 financial year.

It was confirmed in April 2008 that the North East Wales NHS Trust intended to merge with the Conwy & Denbighshire NHS Trust. Both trusts agreed to the merger, and approval from the health minister was given on 22 May 2008.[1] The new trust became operational as the North Wales NHS Trust as of 1 July 2008[2]

As of 1 October 2009 the trust was merged with the North West Wales NHS Trust, and the six Local Health Boards of Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd and Wrexham to form the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

Major hospitals[edit]

Flint Community Hospital[edit]

Flint Community Hospital is an 18-bed community hospital in Flint, specialising in rehabilitation and palliative care.

Deeside Community Hospital[edit]

Deeside Community Hospital, located in Deeside, is a 62-bed community hospital, with various functions including rehab, palliative care, physiotherapy, X-ray, and outpatient services.

Chirk Community Hospital[edit]

Chirk Community Hospital, with 31 beds, is a small local hospital based in Chirk.

Holywell Community Hospital[edit]

Holywell Community Hospital is a small hospital in Holywell, with 20 beds. It is to be closed by 2008, as a new £11.4 million 44-bed hospital is to be built in its stead.[1]

Lluesty Hospital[edit]

Lluesty Hospital in Holywell is a 25-bed hospital for rehabilitation of the elderly. Similarly to Holywell Community Hospital, it will also be closed when the new hospital opens in 2008.

Mold Community Hospital[edit]

Mold Community Hospital is a 40-bed hospital in Mold, Flintshire.

Penley Polish Hospital[edit]

The Penley Polish Hospital, with 8 individual bedded rooms, is based in Penley, Maelor, near Wrexham and Whitchurch. It cares for Polish ex-servicemen who fought for the Allies during World War II, and their families who settled in the area. Residents at the hospital included Polish military commander, Wacław Przeździecki. At its peak, in the early 1950s, the hospital housed more than 2,000 patients and staff.

Wrexham Maelor Hospital[edit]

Wrexham Maelor Hospital (Ysbyty Wrecsam Maelor in Welsh) is the major acute district hospital in North East Wales, with 900+ beds. A full range of clinical specialities are managed by the hospital, including accident and emergency, obstetrics, pathology, surgery, orthopaedics, medicine, paediatrics, genitourinary medicine, and medical imaging. It also the largest hospital in North Wales and second largest in Wales as a whole. It is one of three teaching hospitals in Wales. Students study here from The Wrexham Medical Institute, attached to either Cardiff or Swansea University of Medicine.

They have recently built a commemorative ward in honour of frequent visitor Robert Jones, resident of Penycae.