Posted: Wed 15th Apr 2020

Health board sets up coronavirus assessment tent outside Ysbyty Gwynedd A&E

North Wales news and information
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2020

A triage and assessment tent has been put up outside the A&E department of a North Wales hospital in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The tent outside Ysbyty Gwynedd’s emergency department in Bangor has been set up as a precaution should there be a rise in the number of people presenting with symptoms of COVID-19.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board said it was built with assistance from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

A spokesperson said: “This area would be used to screen patients, and based on the results they could either be admitted to hospital, redirected to alternative services or directed home to monitor their symptoms in isolation.

“Staff are currently taking part in training exercises to familiarise themselves with the facility.

“Similar preparations are being carried out across all our main hospital sites.”

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