WORK on the £25.2 million obstetric and neonatal facilities project at Glangwili Hospital is progressing well having reached some key construction milestones.
This second phase of redevelopment will improve facilities for mums, babies and families at the hospital. The scheme includes high dependency cots, special care cots and parent accommodation, as well as birthing rooms and operating theatres. Plans are also in place for additional staff car parking spaces.
The plans will provide a modern environment for the delivery of obstetric and neonatal services at Glangwili, and address the urgent areas of concern highlighted in the Royal Colleges’ report into the maternity, neonatal and paediatric services provided by Hywel Dda University Health Board.
Health Board Chief Executive Steve Moore said: “We are delighted that work continues to move at pace on this project, which will significantly improve the patient experience and accommodation for families.
“We would like to thank our public and staff for their patience and understanding during the redevelopment stage while we make these improvements.”
Early August saw the staff moves from Block 9, an office area above the main entrance, to a new modular building on the site. The IT, Safeguarding and Looked after Children, Family and Child Health, and Unscheduled Care teams moved to the new building will be called Ty Nant and is located in front of Teilo Ward.
Work will now begin on remodelling in Block 9 to provide the new and additional neonatal care facilities. The current neonatal unit will move into a newly constructed unit for a temporary period this autumn, to allow redevelopment of their existing accommodation. This will be a significant improvement for staff and families until the new permanent unit is ready next year.
Disruption for staff continues to be kept to a minimum, and services for patients and their families will remain unaffected during the building work.
The scheme is due to be completed late 2020 and updates will be communicated throughout the project.
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