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Laing O’Rourke breaks ground on Gwent hospital

18 Jul 17 Laing O’Rourke has officially broken ground on the new £350m Specialist and Critical Care Centre (SCCC) in Llanfrechfa, Wales, for the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

The Grange University Hospital
The Grange University Hospital

Welsh cabinet secretary for health Vaughan Gething attended a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday and revealed that the 55,000 m2 hospital will be called The Grange University Hospital.

It is expected to open to patients in spring 2021.

“I’m really pleased to be here today to mark the construction process of what will become a state-of-the-art hospital in Gwent,” Vaughan Gething said. “I am pleased to announce that the hospital will be known as The Grange University Hospital. It will bring together complex and more acute services onto one site and improve the quality of care for the very sickest patients.”

Judith Paget, chief executive of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, said: “The Grange University Hospital is a major part of our Clinical Futures Strategy and everybody associated with the Health Board is extremely excited that work has now started on this state-of-the-art facility. It will help us to create a much improved care environment, timely access to emergency care, and ensure patients get the best outcomes from their care.”

She added: “I would like to thank our staff for their hard work in getting us to this point and we will continue to work closely with our staff, our local communities, and with Gleeds and Laing O’Rourke to ensure this new hospital is one we can all be proud of.”

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