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Building work starts on new hospital

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Building work starts today on a new hospital at Llanfrechfa, Cwmbran. The £350m facility will be known as ‘The Grange University Hospital’.

Welsh Government funding for the new 471-bed hospital was confirmed in October 2016 and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board expect its doors to open to patients in the Spring of 2021.

The new hospital will deal with all major emergencies, and will treat and care for those needing complex emergency or critical care. It will be home to more than 40 specialist services, and will have a helicopter pad for patients who need to arrive by air ambulance.

I’m really pleased to be here today to mark the construction process of what will become a state-of-the-art hospital in Gwent.I am pleased to announce that the hospital will be known as The Grange University Hospital, and it will bring together complex and more acute services onto one site. This will improve the quality of care for the very sickest patients.

– Vaughan Gething AM, Health Secretary