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Watch: Building Cwmbran’s Grange University Hospital

Written by on 3rd July 2020

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board have revealed a 17 second montage which shows the building of the Grange University Hospital, Llanfrechfa, Cwmbran.

The health board announced that 384 beds were to be opened in April 2020, a year in advance of schedule, in case they were needed for the COVID-19 pandemic.

More recently, it was announced this week that the hospital could open earlier than the original planned date. Subject to Welsh Government approval, it is now set to open in November 2020.

Vaughan Gething, Wales’ Health Minister indicated the Grange University Hospital could be opened earlier to relieve winter pressures. 

That isn’t about necessarily a second wave or a second surge, it’s actually about our understanding if we can have that hospital operational during winter in any event – regardless of coronavirus – that would have potential benefits,

So I’m looking at the opportunity to do so, and we then need to make sure that we’ve got enough capital resources to be able to accelerate that further.