Health Minister Vaughan Gething today announced a £40m package to develop the North Denbighshire Community Hospital.
The scheme will provide a healthcare and wellbeing campus at the Grade II listed Royal Alexandra Hospital and a new building offering a range of community services.
The Royal Alexandra Hospital site will be used for counselling and interview rooms, alongside office accommodation. The new building will focus on clinical services, treatment areas, community beds and a same-day minor injuries service, which is linked to the changing model of care in the community.
The plans also include an IV therapies suite, a 28-bed ward and community dental services.
Health Minister Vaughan Gething said:
“The North Denbighshire Community Hospital will be a key development for healthcare in the area. The new hospital will provide a range of services closer to the local community in Rhyl, while also reducing the pressure on services at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.
The development will also bring major benefits to the area linked with the wider regeneration plans for Rhyl.
I know how important the Royal Alexandra Hospital is to the community so I’m pleased we have retained this historic and important building alongside a new purpose built centre.”
Gary Doherty, chief executive of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, said:
“This development will transform the way we deliver care to people living in North Denbighshire.
We’re very excited about the potential this project has to help us transform the way healthcare is provided in the Rhyl area, and how it can support the way services are provided at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.”
Work on the new development is set to begin in autumn 2020. The new clinical build will be commissioned by Spring 2022 and the refurbishment of the Royal Alexandra Hospital is due to be completed by the end of 2022.