On Friday 27th October the Welsh Government announced a further £3million investment in Llandrindod Wells War Memorial Hospital.
Powys teaching Health Board has been given the funding to continue redeveloping facilities and improving the environment for staff and patients.
The latest funding means over the last three years the Welsh Government has invested £6.5million in capital investment.
Redevelopment will see an increase in the number of clinical rooms in outpatient departments, enhanced Endoscopy services, improved sanitary facilities, and ensuring the Dental department is fully accessible for disabled patients.
Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for Brecon and Radnorshire, welcomed the news:
“Welsh Liberal Democrats have prioritised securing this investment, obtaining a commitment from the Welsh Government in a budget deal, and I’m delighted to see the money coming through.
“The funding has been welcomed by all parties and it demonstrates progress in getting better healthcare in mid-Wales.”
Dr Jon Matson from Llandrindod Wells Medical Practice said:
“These developments will bring significant benefits for the local community in Llandrindod Wells. This includes increasing and enhancing the range of outpatient services undertaken in our local hospital. This builds on the work that has already taken place to create the Ithon Birth Centre, including day assessments ultrasonography facilities, which opened earlier this year.”
Chief Executive of Powys Teaching Health Board, Carol Shillabeer said:
“Today’s announcement is great news for the people of Powys, and for Llandrindod Wells in particular. It supports us to provide even more care and treatment within the county, improving access and reducing travel for local residents. It helps us to deliver our vision for a Healthy, Caring Powys by focusing on wellbeing, providing more early help and support in the community, and providing more joined up care.”
Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething said:
“I’m pleased to announce an additional £3m worth of funding for the Llandrindod Wells War Memorial Hospital in Powys. It’s imperative that hospital facilities in Wales meet requirements of up to date standards to provide a safe environment for patients, and for health professionals to do their work efficiently.
“This will help to contribute to a healthier Wales, with a project that will create the provision of a facility that will be modern and compliant for the future.”