We call upon the National Assembly to urge the Welsh Government to build a new Renal Unit at Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil.
The current unit was built in 1989 to treat up to 16 patients per week but that number has now grown to 52. With the number of renal patients rising annually we feel it is very important that a new unit is built now to cater for the increase. Also with a new upgraded unit it would mean that renal patients requiring minor surgical procedures could be dealt within the unit rather being transferred to other hospitals and taking up much needed bed space.
The following are just a few problems that we have at present unit:
1. No Isolation area (which could lead to cross infection);
2. Only one toilet for male and female patients;
3. Cramped waiting area;
4. Poor air conditioning;
5. Unit has been flooded on a number of occasions
Number of signatures:
Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 07/04/2014