Posted: Mon 24th Oct 2016

Work set to begin on North Wales £18m neonatal unit

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Oct 24th, 2016

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Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has approved new funding to build the new Sub-Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Centre at Ysybty Glan Clwyd.

The confirmation of funding means that construction will start on the project next month. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Welsh Government investment of £16.050m, which is in addition to £1.869m already announced to fund the state-of-the-art unit to care for very sick and premature babies in North Wales. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Vaughan Gething said:

“The SuRNICC will provide the best possible standards of care and clinical outcomes for mothers and their babies across North Wales, centralising intensive care at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“This investment reflects expert advice from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health who recommended that the health board should plan to provide neonatal intensive care at one central site in the region. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I look forward to seeing the project progress and the new unit taking shape.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Preparatory work on the site has already started with Welsh Government’s initial funding of £1.869m to include upgrades to electrical infrastructure at the site of the SuRNICC at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd and an additional transport incubator for transferring the most critically ill and unstable babies. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Work has also started to recruit the team which will work at the SuRNICC including neonatal consultants, and the health board is identifying what information and support families need and would find useful when they access neonatal care. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The new site is expected to open in 2018. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Timeline:

[miptheme_list][miptheme_listitem icon=”fa-angle-double-right”]October 2016: Construction work on site for the new Unit is planned to commence at the end of October, along with re-provision of the temporary chapel[/miptheme_listitem] [/miptheme_list]

[miptheme_list][miptheme_listitem icon=”fa-angle-double-right”]February 2017: Work on Paediatric Unit starts[/miptheme_listitem] [/miptheme_list]

[miptheme_list][miptheme_listitem icon=”fa-angle-double-right”]September 2017: Work on ‘Celyn’ and the Delivery Unit starts[/miptheme_listitem] [/miptheme_list]

[miptheme_list][miptheme_listitem icon=”fa-angle-double-right”]September 2017: The new build of the SuRNICC will be completed[/miptheme_listitem] [/miptheme_list]

[miptheme_list][miptheme_listitem icon=”fa-angle-double-right”]Late September 2017: Refurbishment of the existing Neonatal Unit commences[/miptheme_listitem] [/miptheme_list]

[miptheme_list][miptheme_listitem icon=”fa-angle-double-right”]February / March 2018: Refurbished Unit and new build are connected[/miptheme_listitem] [/miptheme_list]

[miptheme_list][miptheme_listitem icon=”fa-angle-double-right”]March 2018: Unit opens[/miptheme_listitem] [/miptheme_list]

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