Health Secretary kicks off construction on new £350m critical care hospital

Monday July 17th, 2017

The Health Secretary announced that the new hospital, which has been known as the Specialist and Critical Care Centre, would be known as The Grange University Hospital (July 17th).hospital_4666358Med

Welsh Government funding for the new 470 bed hospital was confirmed in October 2016.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board expect the hospital will open to patients in the Spring of 2021.

The Grange University Hospital forms a key part of the ambitious Clinical Futures strategy, launched in 2004, to modernise health services in Gwent.

When built, the facility will treat patients who need complex and acute emergency care in the Gwent region and will include a 24 hour specialist assessment facility, intensive care, comprehensive diagnostics, inpatient beds for major emergencies and complex surgery, and theatres.

While the hospital will play an integral part of the delivery of services in Gwent, the Welsh Government expects it to have a strong regional role in south Wales, becoming part of the major acute hospitals network providing safe and sustainable specialised services which deliver the best possible outcomes for patients.

Vaughan Gething said:

“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.

It will bring together complex and more acute services onto one site and improve the quality of care for the very sickest patients.”

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