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Temporary hospital at Principality Stadium named

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The temporary hospital that is being created at the Principality Stadium has been officially named.

The field hospital will be called Ysbyty Calon y Ddraig, or Dragon's Heart Hospital.

Health officials said that the first beds at the hospital will be ready for use by the weekend.

Stadiums, leisure centres and a holiday park are all sites in Wales that are being converted into places for coronavirus patients to be cared for.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board announced the new hospital's name on Wednesday 8.

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Other field hospitals are being built around Wales to increase hospital bed capacity.

Three in north Wales will be named Ysbyty Enfys, or Rainbow Hospital. They are being created at Venue Cymru in Llandudno, Deeside Leisure Centre and Bangor University.

This comes as Health Minister Vaughan Gething said three more testing centres will be built across Wales. Cardiff City Stadium's car park is the latest site to be converted into a testing centre whilst the Health Minister suggested it is "likely" that another will be built at Rodney Parade in Newport.

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