Work to build a new £350 million hospital in Cwmbran, which will serve Caerphilly County Borough, has begun.
The new hospital, which has been known as the Specialist and Critical Care Centre up until now, is to be called The Grange University Hospital.
When built, the new hospital will treat patients who need complex and acute emergency care in the Gwent region – which includes Caerphilly County Borough. This means patients will no longer have to travel to Newport’s Royal Gwent Hospital in an emergency.
Welsh Government funding for the new 470-bed hospital was confirmed in October last year. The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board expects the hospital in Llanfrechfa Grange to open in the Spring of 2021.
Judith Paget, Chief Executive of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, said: “The Grange University Hospital is a major part of our Clinical Futures Strategy and everybody associated with the Health Board is extremely excited that work has now started on this state-of-the-art facility.
“It will help us to create a much improved care environment, timely access to emergency care, and ensure patients get the best outcomes from their care.”