RESIDENTS are being offered a 'behind-the-scenes' look around Llandudno Hospital.

An open day is being held on Saturday, November 30 between 10am and 2pm.

Attendees will be able to find out more about services available in the town and a tour will be conducted by matron Phil Rathbone.

Free health and wellbeing classes will take place including a Tae Kwon Do taster, a Wii Fit competition and a morning yoga session.

Mr Rathbone said: “This is a great opportunity for people to get to know their hospital better and learn about what they can do to stay healthy. I’m really looking forward to showing people some of the brilliant work we are doing.”

The open day comes after it was revealed that surgical procedures have moved from Llandudno Hospital to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor.

The measure is 'short term' and due to a gap in anaesthetic capacity.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) said that surgical procedures will remain in Bangor until the end of March 2020.

Cllr Carol Marubbi, of the Llandudno Hospital Action Group, said: "I'm really angry with what is going on at Llandudno Hospital. The staff on the ground work 12 hours a day. They come in on their days off due to problems with recruitment. Morale is at an all time low.

"We know what is going to happen. I don't believe anything they [BCUHB] say anymore. I don't believe surgery will be back at Llandudno hospital next year."

"I am appalled. More cuts needed higher rather than lower down. The situation puts staff in a vulnerable situation and there is a lot of pressure because of shortage of staff.

"Because of the shortage, they are not making it viable for people. There is no support for NHS staff and there is a turnaround of doctors."

Cllr Angela O’Grady will be in attendance during the open day and the winner of a competition, for schools to design a health promotion poster, will be revealed.

NHS staff will be offering information and advice, as well as details of how the hospital’s Minor Injuries Unit works.

There will be a chance to look inside a working ambulance and residents can meet one of Llandudno’s community midwives, find out more about volunteering opportunities and enjoy a cup of tea at the hospital’s Memory Café scheme, which provides support and assistance to people living with Dementia.

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