Friday, 8 March 2013

Dewis Doeth - Choose Well

On Friday the Daily Post ran a report about the A&E at Ysbyty Gwynedd being overloaded one night.

We've all watched Casualty and know it happens sometimes.

In the first place I think it's important to recognise the A&E at Ysbyty Gwynedd is showing its age and is in urgent need of modernisation. And plans to do this are well on the cards: Emergency Department - Refurbishment and New Build (pdf)

Not sure at what stage this vital work is in terms of approval, but it seems Betsi Cadwaladr has submitted the £8.5 million scheme to the Welsh Government for approval.

See Wales Online - £8.5m casualty upgrade planned at Ysbyty Gwynedd

Lets hope these vital works can start soon.

Anyway back to the queuing problem, the Daily Post report quotes Health Board spokeswoman as saying "It is also important to remember that by Choosing Well for the right treatment, patients can help us free up emergency medical care for those facing life threatening illnesses or injuries."

Choosing Well is about all of us taking some responsibility for how we look after ourselves, and if we feel unwell or have an accident that we make the right choice and just don't panic and rush off to A&E :

The Choose Well Website is there to help you make the right decision, their is even an app you can download to your mobile phone.

See also: Betsi Cadwaladr Website

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