A WELSH Government minister has assured the population of Wrexham that the local Hospital remains safe for use.

Local concerns continue to circulate as an influx of coronavirus patients at the Maelor Hospital have seen between 70 and 80 cases at one-point last week.

These worries about catching the virus has deterred people from using the facility – but a Welsh Government minister has said that measures remain in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 within the hospital

Speaking at the weekly press conference, Minister for International Relations and Welsh Language, Eluned Morgan told the Leader: “We are in constant contact touch with Wrexham Maelor Hospital about what measures they are putting in place.

“Public Health Wales are working alongside them with the health and safety executive to make sure that response within the hospital is an adequate one.

“I would like to give comfort to people of Wrexham that we are assured that the hospital is safe and that all measures will be taken to ensure people cannot catch that virus within the hospital.”

A spike in cases was first identified at the hospital grounds towards the end of July – with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board revealing dozens of patients were being treated at the hospital site in Wrexham for the virus.

The Leader has previously reported that members of the public were asked to wear face masks or coverings in all of BCUHB's sites, including the Maelor and Deeside Community Hospital.

They were also urged to only attend A&E at the Maelor if it was necessary.