Field Hospital in Pembrokeshire, operational and accepting patients.

 

By Bobby Kelly, Independant Journalist. 00:31 08/01/2021

 

Ysbyty Enfys Carreg Las field hospital in Pembrokeshire is now operational and accepting patients.

The extra capacity site at Bluestone resort will provide Hywel Dda University Health Board with the additional flexibility to move patients out of acute hospitals after they have been assessed as no longer needing medical input, but still require some care before being discharged.

There are now field hospitals located in each of the three counties, with up to a maximum of 390 beds.

Patients at each site are being cared for by an experienced multi-professional team, including nurses, therapists and patient liaison officers. Patients will typically spend around eight to nine days at a field hospital before being discharged.

Dr Meinir Jones, Hywel Dda UHB’s Associate Medical Director & Clinical Lead for the field hospitals, said: “We’re delighted to have another operational extra capacity site to help relieve pressure on our acute hospitals.

“COVID-19 is going to be with us for some time, and while the roll-out of two vaccines is great news, the health board is working hard to ensure we continue to deliver the best possible care to our communities. These field hospitals are an important part of our wider strategy to tackle the pandemic.

“It is important to stress that none of the field hospitals have emergency departments or any other walk-in service and should not be accessed by members of the public. Anyone requiring medical care should contact their GP or call 111.”

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