Residents are being invited to find out more about the new hospital being built in Caerphilly County Borough.
Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr, which will replace the historic Caerphilly Miners’ Hospital, is due to open in autumn 2011 and will be the biggest new hospital built in Wales for 30 years with 255 beds.
The £172million project will be one of the first hospitals in the country to have single en-suite rooms for every patient.
About 280 people have been employed in the construction of the hospital. This is expected to rise to around 350 in December.
The first community engagement forum for the hospital takes place on September 23 at Caerphilly County Borough Council chamber at Ty Penallta, Ystrad Mynach from 6pm until 8pm.
The forum will be a chance for residents to ask questions and find out more about the new hospital.