Family and staff moving from the old unit to the new.
February 22, 2018
Phase one of NICU at Glan Clwyd Hospital complete
Premature and very sick infants being cared for at Glan Clwyd Hospital are now receiving care in the hospital's new neonatal unit.
The £18m sub-regional neonatal intensive care centre will care for newborn babies from across North Wales with significant care needs. Phase one of the project included construction of the new unit, which features five intensive care cots, five high dependency cots and nine special care cots.
The unit also features a dedicated isolation unit, a transitional care service to keep mums and newborn babies together, and on-site parent accommodation, helping patients with premature and sick babies spend as much time with their child as possible.
Work to complete the project will continue over the coming months with the refurbishment of the former special care baby unit and paediatric departments, as well as minor refurbishment work to the hospital's maternity unit.
Chief Executive of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Gary Doherty said: "The opening of the new-build phase of the development is a huge milestone in this project, and will help our staff to provide sick and premature babies from across North Wales with the best possible start in life."