Cabinet Secretary for Health & Social Services, Vaughan Gething, recently visited the Emergency Department at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor to receive an update on the £14 million redevelopment work.

After a tour inside of the second phase of the development he met with staff within the department. Vaughan Gething said: “I was pleased to see the progress being made on the redevelopment of the Emergency Department at Ysbyty Gwynedd.

“It was important for me to have the opportunity to hear direct from front line staff about how they are managing the challenges of working around building work.

“I got a clear sense of how important the work is for both staff and patients. “The previous layout limited the ability to treat patients effectively and with dignity.

“The redevelopment will allow new ways of working to ensure patients receive appropriate services and care leading to a reduction in unnecessary admissions.

“It will also facilitate greater integration between the GP Out of Hours Service and the Emergency Department.”

Site manager Iawn Lewis said: “We are now looking forward to the completion of phase two of the Emergency Department. We are pleased to report that the flooring, decorating and furniture fittings are now complete.

“The tarmac has been laid and the hoarding has now been removed.

“Following the completion of phase two next month the final area of the refurbishment will begin and is due to complete in June 2019.”