North East Wales

Meeting held about Glan Clwyd Hospital maternity changes

Glan Clwyd Hospital
Image caption More than 1,500 people took part in a protest over the changes at Glan Clwyd Hospital in February

About 350 people attended a meeting with health officials about removing consultant-led maternity care from Glan Clwyd Hospital in Denbighshire.

There have been protests against the move which would see some women having to travel more than 30 miles to Gwynedd or Wrexham for consultant care.

The meeting in St Asaph was organised by AMs Darren Millar and Ann Clwyd with cross party support against the move.

The politicians hope to have further talks with health officials.

Consultant care at the hospital in Bodelwyddan is being suspended for 12 months until staffing concerns are addressed.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board admits it was a "very difficult decision" but has said it was the right one to ensure mothers and babies remain safe.

In February, more than 1,500 people took part in a protest over the changes.

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