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Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Board Paper 19th July 2012
Subject: Healthcare in North Wales is Changing:
Report on service change proposals
Pages 41 & 42 of report:
Central & South Denbighshire – changes to services currently provided
from Llangollen Community Hospital.
The ability of the NHS, local government and other agencies to improve services
in Llangollen has been restricted in recent years by the physical limitations of
existing health and social care buildings / estate and the lack of suitable,
accessible sites for an integrated development. It is also recognised that the
current hospital premises would require significant investment to ensure the
building was best able to support the provision of hospital services well into the
There have been many reviews of services and the estate in Llangollen. The
most recent in-depth analysis of current services provision and future demand
was undertaken jointly by Health and Social Care in 2004/05. This work indicated
that a joint development such as an extended primary care resource centre in
Llangollen, with an enhanced range of primary, community, social care and
voluntary sector services would effectively meet the future needs of the
population of Llangollen. However this work was not progressed as there was no
site available for such a development.
More recently a number of meetings have been held with a range of
representatives from health, social care and voluntary sector services that
currently provide care in Llangollen. Following wide discussion, consensus was
reached that an extended primary care resource centre should be developed for
Llangollen. A wide range of services could be provided from the Centre such as
minor injuries, therapies and mental health. The centre would also allow the colocation of primary health and social care teams and voluntary services. This
would facilitate integrated one stop access to the full range of primary health and
social care services and a range of community based services.
The River Lodge site has been identified as the preferred site for this development and subject to the outcome of consultation on the proposals for Llangollen, a business case will now be prepared for submission to Welsh Government.
The needs of many of the patients who are currently admitted to Llangollen
Hospital will be met through the roll out of the new Enhanced Care at Home
model of care (as described above). Some patients will still require access to
community bed-based care and it is proposed that this is provided through a
combination of commissioning beds from local care homes and the use of Chirk
As a result of these changes the Llangollen Community Hospital building will no
longer be required to support service provision.