Fault stalls multi-million department opening

05 November 2015

A fault with a fire alarm has delayed the opening of a new £2 million Minor Injuries Unit at Llandudno Hospital in Wales. 

The problem causing the delay is in relation to how the fire alarms integrate with the rest of the hospital’s emergency alarm system.

The new unit was handed back to the local health board board by contractors in September this year with the intention of opening within six weeks. 

Aberconwy AM Janet Finch-Saunders said: “It beggars belief that after being told Llandudno MIU would open in June, then September, then October, patients and staff are still waiting for this facility to open its doors to the public.

“Patient safety must remain the top priority, and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has questions to answer over these delays, especially given the investment put into this new development.”

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