Progress at first field hospital in North Wales praised

April 14, 2020

Clwyd West Assembly Member Darren Millar has praised all those involved in transforming Llandudno’s Venue Cymru into a field hospital after visiting the site today.

Ysbyty Enfys is one of three field hospitals being developed to treat patients with Covid-19 across North Wales.

Darren, along with Leader of Conwy County Council, Cllr Sam Rowlands, visited the Ysbyty Enfys site at Venue Cymru with the Chair of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Mark Polin, to see the progress being made and to meet the local contractors undertaking the work, as well as Liz Lloyd, the Health Board’s project manager.

Darren said: “Considering the theatre was only announced as a site for a field hospital a couple of weeks ago, the pace of progress is extremely impressive.

"It’s clear that contractors have been working around the clock to transform the site from a conference venue into a hospital and I want to pay tribute to them for their efforts.

“I would also like to thank the Health Board and Conwy County Council for pulling out all the stops to ensure that this facility will be up and running for when it is needed. Knowing these additional beds will be available will bring peace of mind to many in North Wales."

Cllr Sam Rowlands added: “The transformation of the conference centre at Venue Cymru into a temporary hospital has been phenomenal and I wish to thank all those involved.

"They’ve done fantastic work in a very short space of time and I look forward to seeing the site ready and prepared to support the national crisis in the coming weeks”.

The 355 bed field hospital is due to be ready to receive its first COVID-19 patients at the end of April.