MORE than 20 patients are being treated for Covid-19 across hospitals in North Wales.
This includes Glan Clwyd Hospital, Colwyn Bay and Llandudno Hospitals.
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) released the details on Friday, September 25.
On Friday, the health board said nine of these patients have received care for more than 15 days at their hospitals and are recovering.
Debra Hickman, acting executive director of Nursing and Midwifery at BCUHB, said: “As of this morning we are providing care to 21 patients with Covid-19 infection as part of the outbreak associated with hospitals in the Central region. This includes Glan Clwyd Hospital, Colwyn Bay and Llandudno Hospitals.
“A multi-agency outbreak control team is continuing to review control measures, including enhanced environmental cleaning, staff testing, compliance with all infection prevention measures and additional learning from the recently closed outbreak at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
“Cases at Ysbyty Gwynedd and Wrexham Maelor Hospital, and our community hospitals in the East and West area remain low at present.
“Please help us to continue to reduce the risk of transmission by only visiting our hospitals if it is absolutely necessary. Supporting vulnerable family or friends, or accessing healthcare services, remain the only reasons anyone other than staff should be accessing the site.
“Everyone has a role to play in controlling the spread of the virus.
“Please continue to follow the latest guidance from the Welsh Government and Public Health Wales,” Ms Hickman added.
“This includes keeping two-metres apart; washing your hands regularly; wearing face coverings, where needed; only meeting six-people from your extended household indoors; and only travelling when you need to.”
All staff, patients and visitors must wear a face covering in public areas in hospitals, unless exempt because:
- You are not able to put on or wear a face mask or covering because of a physical or mental illness, or because of a disability or impairment
- You are accompanying somebody who relies on lip reading to communicate
- You have another appropriate reason not to wear a face covering