Our new specialist and critical care centre – The Grange University Hospital – will provide a centre of excellence in the centre of Gwent to treat the area’s sickest patients. The hospital will have 560 beds (including trolleys and cots) and feature a 24-hour Acute Assessment Unit, Emergency Department and Helicopter Pad.
Construction by the main contractor, Laing O'Rourke, commenced during the summer of 2017. The hospital is due to be completed by the autumn of 2020 and receive the first patients during the spring of 2021.
The hospital will be a central resource for Gwent that will provide care for people who are seriously ill or have complex problems or conditions that cannot safely be managed in one of the LGHs.
It will provide a 24/7 emergency admissions service for patients requiring Specialist and Critical Care services and after 10pm each night, admissions from across Gwent and South Powys.
- All emergency admissions for major illnesses and injuries and those in need of resuscitation;
- All Emergency Surgery and Trauma care
- All Major and Co-morbidity (more than one serious condition) Surgery
- Emergency Assessment Unit
- Critical Care
- Acute Cardiac Unit
- Cardiology Inpatients
- Hyper Acute Stroke
- Acute Medicine
- Obstetric inpatients and high-risk births
- Children's Assessment Unit
- Neonatal Intensive Care and Special Care Baby Unit
- Paediatric inpatients
- Paediatric inpatient surgery
- Emergency endoscopy
However minor injuries or illnesses will not be treated at this site and there will be limited outpatient provision as this will be available at Local General Hospitals.
Parking is often an issue at some of our Local General Hospitals due to their location and use. The Grange University Hospital has been planned with:
- 600 car parking spaces for staff
- 300 spaces for visitors
- 20 spaces Children’s Assessment Unit
Development of car parking area