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Health council 'not told of plans' for north Wales hospitals

The NHS will "sleepwalk into disaster" in north Wales without changes to hospitals, according to a health service official.

Plans are being discussed to concentrate general emergency surgery at two hospitals instead of three.

The two hospitals will be chosen from Wrexham Maelor, Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor and Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan.

Betsi Cadwaladr heath board says some services need to centralise as they are spread too thinly.

But Geoff Ryall-Harvey, chief officer of the north Wales Community Health Council, told BBC Radio Wales' Oliver Hides the body had not been consulted with.

  • 19 Feb 2015