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Velindre Satellite Radiotherapy Centre Taking Shape at Nevill Hall Hospital



Construction is now well underway for the brand-new Satellite Radiotherapy Centre at Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny, with the building’s exterior now clearly visible on the Nevill Hall site.

This week, Nicola Prygodzicz, Chief Executive of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, and Steve Ham, Chief Executive of Velindre University NHS Trust, were able to visit the site and glimpse the construction’s progress.

During their tour, they were able to visit one of two Radiotherapy Bunker rooms, which will house the unit’s medical linear accelerator (LINAC) radiotherapy machines. The walls, floors and roofs of these bunkers will be made of thick concrete to provide radiation shielding.

The tour also offered an opportunity to witness the multiple views of the surrounding landscape, with the Blorenge mountain visible from many of the unit’s windows.



The centre, which is set to open by Spring 2025, will provide radiotherapy services closer to the homes of residents in Gwent and those living in the north and east of catchment area of Velindre Cancer Centre. The investment will provide new and improved treatment for cancer patients, deliver safe radiotherapy services, and improve the capacity and efficiency of the service – by delivering quicker and more targeted treatment.