YSBYTY GWYNEDD IS A WORLD-BEATER IN DIABETIC FOOT CARE

Ysbyty Gwynedd is leading the way in diabetic foot care, with the lowest amputation figures in the world.

In 2014 there were no amputations at the hospital in Bangor, even though it’s a known risk for people with diabetic foot disease, and the commonest cause for their hospital admission.

Those with the condition can often lose sensation in their limbs and as a result don’t realise if they’ve suffered an injury which can then become infected and possibly lead to the loss of a foot or even leg.

 

Nathan Gill AM said: “I want to congratulate Ysbyty Gwynedd for providing world-class care for its diabetic patients. Their expertise, research and innovative ways of providing care are really making a real difference in the lives of my constituents, and on behalf of each of these patients, I want to say ‘thank you’. I hope that this world-class care can be practiced and offered to patients all across the country.”

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