The present threat is serious. Only one inpatient ward is functioning and that may close soon. We are told that the wards fail to conform with fire safety regulations. If this is true, the problem could be solved at a price. Recently the NHS found a lot of money to cover administrative costs of rolling all the North Wales NHS Trusts into one big ‘Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’.
If you wish to air your concerns about the Alex, you could contact Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2PW, tel (01248) 384384.
If you are on Facebook, look for the group ‘Save the Alex hospital’
in which there are more than 350 members so far. If we lose the hospital, all we are likely to get instead is another block of flats.
SUN 29th NOV 2009 UPDATE: Last week in Daily Post there were reports that one ward was still functioning and would not close on December 1st as scheduled. Campaigners have presented to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board a 500-signature petition to
save the Alex inpatient facilities.