Opening ahead of schedule The Grange Hospital

Published: 16 October 2020

The Grange University Hospital, is opening ahead of schedule on November 17th 2020 to help us respond to winter season pressures and a potential second wave of Covid-19.
The new hospital based in Llanfrechfa, Cwmbran has received over £360m Welsh Government funding. The 60 acre site will have a 471 bed capacity and feature a 24 hour specialist assessment facility, intensive care facilities, comprehensive diagnostic facilities, inpatient beds for major emergencies and complex surgery and theatres.
When the new hospital opens a range of services will remain at the Royal Gwent and Nevill Hall hospitals, with inpatient and outpatient care, including diagnostic tests, therapies, minor injuries treatment, and midwifery-led birthing services available across the Health Board. The Royal Gwent and Nevill Hall hospitals will join Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr, Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan, St Woolos, Chepstow and County Hospitals to provide a network of hospitals able to provide the majority of hospital based care for our local communities. These hospitals (or home) will also be where patients will be transferred once they have stabilised from a critical illness and discharged from The Grange University Hospital.
As NHS services change across Gwent, it is vitally important that residents understand how they will access these services in the future. Therefore a (bilingual English and Welsh) leaflet has been developed which will be delivered in early November by Royal Mail to every household prior to the opening of The Grange University Hospital and as the wider changes in the system take effect. This leaflet will also be available in Easy read, Audio and other languages identified for the different communities across Gwent.
A digital version of the leaflet can be found on:
https://abuhb.nhs.wales/files/clinical-futures/clinical-futures-information-booklet/