Health Minister for Wales Vaughan Gething has awarded £220m in funding as part of major renovation works, designed by HLM Architects, at Prince Charles Hospital, in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.

The funding will be used to further refurbish the ground and first floor, which previously benefitted from £56m from the Welsh Government for previous phases of the programme.

This latest phase of the project will consist of redesigning and relocating departments in order to create more efficient and modern accommodation.

Services which will benefit from this investment include:

  • Main theatres
  • Day theatres
  • Critical care
  • Neurophysiology
  • Radiology
  • Pathology
  • Outpatients
  • Blood transfusion departments
  • Oral maxillofacial services
  • Cardio pulmonary services (COPD)
  • Endoscopy
  • Diabetes services
  • Therapies

Work is set to begin in next month and is expected to be completed by 2026, during which time the hospital will remain fully operational.

“This new funding represents an important milestone as it means the project is now able to advance to the next stage. Innovation was a key focus in every aspect to ensure the new facility is able to deliver nothing short of the highest healthcare services. We are pleased to have helped bring this vision forward and look forward to it coming to fruition,” said Neil Orpwood, Project Director, HLM Architects.

“As a team the HLM Architects Cardiff studio knew we were pushing forward the boundaries of flexible, holistic design with this project, facilitating an environment that speeds up patient healing and improves wellbeing. We are proud to see this project now advance to the next stage, and to have played a key role in bringing forward this flagship healthcare facility that will be at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare sector,” Gareth Woodfin, Cardiff Studio Director, HLM Architects.

“This is a substantial investment which will enhance patient care and the working environment at the hospital. The hospital provides vital care for the Cwm Taf Morgannwg area and beyond, especially for a number of residents of Powys. Alongside the many health and wellbeing benefits this funding will bring, it will also provide an economic boost for the community through local labour and sub-contractors for the community through local labour and sub-contractors,” added Vaughan Gething, Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services.

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