Plaid call for action over rise of Covid-19 cases in North Wales
Plaid Cymru North Wales MS Llyr Gruffydd says figures from Health Board demonstrating rise of Covid-19 cases in Wrexham and within the Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board “paints a worrying picture of an infection that isn't under control”
Figures from Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board official on the rise of cases within Wrexham Maelor Hospital, as well as hospitals in Deeside, Mold, and Chirk, have led Plaid Cymru North Wales MS Llyr Gruffydd to call for the testing of all patients admitted to hospital as well as NHS staff to prevent further spread within the community.
After figures emerged last week noting that an approximated 11% of covid-19 patients were infected in hospitals, Plaid Cymru north Wales MS Llyr Gruffydd notes the rise of cases within 4 separate north Wales hospitals is particularly concerning.
Mr Gruffydd also called for transparency from Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board and from the Welsh Government in order to gain public confidence on the matter.
Llyr Gruffydd, Plaid Cymru's North Wales MS said,
"New figures showing Covid-19 being confirmed in three community hospitals in Flintshire and Wrexham are very worrying and come on top of an ongoing rise in Covid-19 cases at the Maelor. Deeside, Mold and Chirk hospitals have all now got confirmed cases on their wards.
"As well as testing all patients - not just the ones on affected wards - it's also vital that all NHS staff are tested to limit further transmission.
"Coupled with the rising number of cases in the community in Wrexham, it paints a worrying picture of an infection that isn't under control in this part of Wales. I have written requesting further urgent clarification from Betsi Cadwaladr on whether they understand why this is a growing problem in the region."