One week to go until The Grange University Hospital transforms NHS healthcare services in Gwent

There is just one week to go until The Grange University Hospital opens its doors to patients.

The new £350m hospital, in Llanfrechfa, Cwmbran, is a key component of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board’s Clinical Futures Programme, which is transforming health service delivery across the Gwent region.

The Grange University Hospital, funded by Welsh Government, will open on Tuesday 17th November – four months ahead of schedule to help the Health Board respond to winter pressures and COVID-19.

The new hospital will provide a centre of excellence to treat our most seriously ill patients, or those with significant injuries, and it will now be the Emergency Department (A&E) for everyone living in Gwent. In the past, the Royal Gwent and Nevill Hall Hospitals have both provided these emergency medical services, but from 17th November 2020 these services will be centralised at The Grange University Hospital to ensure the very highest standard of care is provided.

There will be 24/7 Minor Injury Units at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Nevill Hall Hospital and Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr. Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan will continue to have a Minor Injury Unit, open 9am-7pm Monday to Friday (closed weekends and bank holidays). Minor Injury Units are led by Emergency Nurse Practitioners.

There will also be changes to the way services for children are provided. Children aged 1 year and over can be treated at their local Minor Injury Unit, but if they have a life-threatening illness or serious injury, they will need to go to The Grange University Hospital. All babies aged under 12 months will need to go to The Grange University Hospital, even if they have a minor injury or illness.

Further information on the changes to healthcare in Gwent can be found on the Health Board’s website and social media pages.