Wales

Revised plan over maternity shake-up at Glan Clwyd Hospital

Glan Clwyd Hospital
Image caption In February about 1,500 people protested over the plans

Health officials are considering alternative options after original plans to end consultant-led maternity services at a north Wales hospital attracted criticism.

Local politicians and health experts have devised a "Plan B" to retain doctor-led services at Glan Clwyd, Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board confirmed it was considering the plans.

Two weeks ago, 350 people had a meeting with health officials to air concerns.

It was organised by local Assembly Members Darren Millar and Ann Jones who have since held a further meeting with consultants and health board medical officials to draw up a revised plan.

The health board's original plans would see clinical staff transferred to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor and Wrexham Maelor hospitals from 6 April.

It said the temporary measure was due to staffing issues and the consultant-led maternity service would return to Glan Clwyd Hospital within 18 months.

But on Monday evening it confirmed a revised plan was now being considered.

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