Temporary Covid-19 hospital wards near completion in Carmarthenshire

Work is under way to convert a Welsh rugby ground into a temporary hospital ward amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire will provide additional bed space for hundreds of people on the turf of its indoor training pitch.

Carmarthen Leisure Centre, the Selwyn Samuel Centre and parts of the stadium in Llanelli are being prepared to be ready for NHS as the coronavirus outbreak continues to worsen.

It is hoped the sites will be ready for an anticipated peak in demand in May.

The wooden foundations of the makeshift ward now cover the green turf of the pitch, normally used by the Scarlets rugby team, and will soon will be under the management of doctors and nurses from Hywel Dda University Health Board.

This video, taken by the council shows just how the work has progressed since an announcement was first made just four days ago.

The stadium is home to the Scarlets and Llanelli RFC Credit: PA

Hywel Dda University Health Board Medical Director Dr Phil Kloer said the facilities will be "essential" to manage patient flow over the coming weeks.

Members of the public have been asked to respect contractors and staff as they carry out works at each venue.