Posted: Tue 8th Apr 2014

Betsi Cadwaladr Apologise For A&E Maelor Waiting Times for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Apr 8th, 2014

Betsi Cadwaladr have issued an apology to patients following delays in the A&E department in the Maelor yesterday. 

Last night a number of people contacted regarding the length of waiting times in the A&E Department, with a number of people waiting several hours to be seen.

One person who had been in touch to say that their wife and son had been waiting to be seen in A&E for eight hours. Another said that some people had been waiting for around six hours.

Councillor Arfon Jones also tweeted the above picture of several ambulances queued up outside the A&E department.

Cllr Jones tweeted to say: “MIU not open, where are patients supposed to go? BCUHB failing to provide adequate resources to meet demand!”

Other people tweeted to say: “The public have to look at how they use such resources before they get on their soap box. If people stopped using A&E for non life threatening issues there wouldn’t be 11 ambulances outside! They do a great job.”

Jemma Williams added: “You would be surprised how many turn up with sore fingers and migraines when should go GP.”

Simon tweeted to say: “My thoughts are with the doctors, nurses and staff who are coping with it all.”

Earlier this morning the Betsi Cadwaladr Twitter account tweeted to say: “On top of planned admissions, Maelor had to find beds for 54 emergency medical cases yesterday. That’s two wards worth of emergencies in one day, so apologies to everyone affected by delays.”

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