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Work on Bronglais Hospital’s new chemotherapy unit to start in May

Hywel Dda University Health Board has today (Thursday, 28 March 2024) has confirmed that building work on the new Chemotherapy Day Unit (CDU) at Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth will start in May.

The Health Board says the project will deliver significant enhancements in care and experience for Hywel Dda patients. Peter Skitt, Hywel Dda’s Ceredigion County director and Project director for the development of the new unit, said: “I’m delighted that we will soon realise our ambition for Bronglais Hospital to have a fit-for-purpose unit for cancer patients.

We have overcome a short delay, and with support from our staff, the Hywel Dda Health Charities, our Board members, and our building contractor, building work will soon start. I expect the new £3 million unit to be ready to welcome its first patients next year.”

The budget for the development has been under pressure because of rapidly rising material costs. However, with careful planning and budgeting, the Health Board says it is  now on track to nearly double the floor space available for treatment and staff areas to 600 square metres.

Peter Skitt added: “The project will remodel part of the existing floor area, and repurpose accommodation to ensure that it meets the needs of staff and patients to deliver a modern and welcoming facility. We owe a huge thank you to the tireless fundraising efforts of our charitable supporters, many of whom are our own staff or members of our Ceredigion, south Gwynedd, and Powys communities. Their commitment will help us realise a vision that we have held for our patients and staff since 2017. The new facility will be totally unrecognisable compared with today.”

 

 

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