Thursday, 10 February 2011
More Child Implants in North wales ?
Hopes for child ear implants at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, North Wales. Cochlear implants in children could be carried out at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan if a health board gives the go-ahead.
Youngsters from north and mid Wales currently have to travel to England for the proceedure. A Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board spokesman said more details were needed before a decision could be made. Ysbyty Glan Clwyd was the first hospital in Wales to undertake cochlear implant surgery in 1990.
Since the first 21 years ago, a total of 185 operations have been carried out at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.
SOURCE BBC (Wales)