June 28, 2019
Obstetric and neonatal facilities to be increased at Glangwili Hospital
A £17m contract to deliver the construction phase of the improvements at Glangwili Hospital, Carmarthen has been awarded to Interserve Group Limited, an international support services and construction group.
This follows the Welsh Government's £25.2 million investment into the obstetric and neonatal facilities at Hywel Dda University Health Board's Glangwili Hospital as part of its Design For Life Framework. Work is expected to start on the site in October.
The construction will be carried out in two phases, with the first stage comprising the refurbishment to existing buildings, together with a new two-storey extension located in the existing courtyard.
The second phase will increase the capacity of the facilities at the hospital and will include the installation of high dependency and special care cots. It will also increase the number of birthing rooms, operating theatres and resuscitation bays. In addition, new facilities will be provided for parents with overnight rooms and car parking facilities.
Health board Chief Executive Steve Moore says: "We are delighted to announce that work will commence this autumn to improve accommodation and facilities for women, babies and their families.
"This significant investment will greatly improve the hospital's obstetric and neonatal facilities for the people of Carmarthen."