Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information

News: April 2020

North Wales' temporary hospitals renamed after the symbol of hope that has defined the COVID-19 crisis

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Media Release:

North Wales’ three temporary hospitals have been renamed after the rainbow symbol of hope which has become synonymous with the region’s response to the outbreak of COVID-19.

The temporary hospitals at Deeside Leisure Centre, Venue Cymru Llandudno, and Bangor University have been renamed Ysbyty Enfys Glannau Dyfrdwy (Rainbow Hospital Deeside), Ysbyty Enfys Llandudno (Rainbow Hospital Llandudno), and Ysbyty Enfys Bangor (Rainbow Hospital Bangor).

Publication date: 7 April 2020

Bangor University contributes to global COVID-19 related research

Scientists at Bangor University are joining the global fight against the current COVID-19 pandemic. 
 
A group of leading academics are to pool their expertise to develop new ways of mass-monitoring levels of SARS-Cov-2, the virus which causes the newly named COVID-19 illness.

Publication date: 3 April 2020

Bangor University responding to the challenge 

Bangor University is currently doing several different things to help the Health Service and the local community respond to the current Coronavirus crisis. 

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Iwan Davies, said: "This is a very difficult time, and as well as continuing to educate students online, we have been responding directly to support the front line as they deal with the crisis.” 

Publication date: 1 April 2020

Bangor University to host 250 temporary hospital beds for COVID-19 patients

Bangor University’s sports and leisure facilities will be converted into a temporary hospital to provide beds for patients with COVID-19 symptoms.

Around 250 additional beds will be made available to the NHS at Canolfan Brailsford as part of the partnership between the University and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

Publication date: 1 April 2020

People Power for PPE

Community, academia and businesses are coming together in North Wales in order to create and distribute free visor shields for medical staff and carers.

On Friday a small collective decided to embark on a project to design, print, assemble and provide PPE Visors to the NHS, following approaches from senior medical staff. A design was created, approved by front line DRs and distributed for production within a day. Those with 3D printers got wind, and people started printing.

Publication date: 1 April 2020