CCTV cameras have been installed at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor to target motorists who are ignoring the one-way system around the hospital and are putting the public, and patients requiring emergency treatment, at risk.
The one-way system has been introduced due to the on-going construction work at the Emergency Department and directs motorists, who use the top car parks, to use the route around the back of the hospital when leaving the site.
However, due to a number of drivers ignoring this system the Hospital Management Team have now installed CCTV to monitor the area.
Meinir Williams, Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Hospital Director, said: “We would like to remind car park users that there is a one way system in place, which is clearly sign posted, and would encourage drivers to adhere to this.
“However, a number of motorists are continuing to ignore the one-way system which is causing concerns that an accident is waiting to happen.
“We have now introduced CCTV cameras to monitor this area into the hospital – this is an extremely busy route which ambulances and large construction vehicles use on regular basis.
“These ambulances are bringing in our most poorly patients and we cannot have their access compromised.
“There have been a number of concerning incidents reported to the hospital management team in recent weeks, which has included ambulances struggling to reach the Emergency Department due to cars turning the wrong way out of the car parks.
“Incidents such as this have left us with no choice but to install CCTV on this stretch of road to monitor the situation and we will be notifying North Wales Police of any further serious incidents.
“We would like to urge everyone to use the one-way system correctly for the safety of our staff and patients.”
The one-way route visitors and staff leaving the top car parks should use to leave the site around the back of the hospital while the improvement work of the Emergency Department is on-going.