Welsh rugby's indoor training facility being turned into 290-bed field hospital

The Welsh Rugby Union's indoor training facility is being turned in a 290 bed field hospital to help doctors fight the coronavirus outbreak.

The Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board says work has already started to adapt the indoor training ground at the Vale Resort where Wales' rugby teams train.

The makeshift wards will provide 290 additional beds for patients during the pandemic.

The health board said It's part of work to add an additional 450 beds into the system.

It said they are repurposing some of community hospital wards and using locations such as nursing and care homes.

They also added they've increase critical care capacity to 75 beds and aim to have 150 available in the "coming weeks."

The health board said it hoped to announce two further sites for field hospitals soon.

Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB provides health services to 450,000 people living in the counties of Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

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