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£7.5m investment boost for neonatal services at the University Hospital of Wales

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Specialist services for premature babies at Wales’ biggest hospital are set to be extensively modernised with a £7.5m funding boost from the Welsh Government, it was announced today.
Tuesday 15 December 2015

The investment will create more space in the Neonatal Unit at the University Hospital of Wales, including space for an extra six cots and a layout designed to improve infection prevention and control.  

The completely renovated unit will include special care, high dependency and intensive care cots. As well as the current Neonatal Unit, it will expand to take up space currently occupied by another ward.  

This investment supports longer-term plans to improve neonatal care in South Wales.  The University Hospital of Wales is one of three specialist centres providing the most complex neonatal care for babies and their families across South Wales.  

Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford said:

“We are investing £7.5m of new funding to completely modernise the Neonatal Unit at the University Hospital Wales so that staff are able to provide the best care possible for babies and their families in the most modern environment possible.

“This investment will provide increase the space available around each cot and improve infection prevention and control. The refurbishment has been planned with the future in mind, with space for six more cots.”

The refurbishment is due to be completed by summer 2016. The unit will temporarily move into two wards within the hospital while the refurbishment takes place.  

 

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