Progress for Tredegar Health and Wellbeing Centre

21st Feb 2019

We are providing cost management services for the proposed Tredegar Health and Wellbeing Centre, which is to be developed on Tredegar's historic General Hospital site.

The South Wales Argus recently reported that the hospital site played a crucial role in the healthcare scheme that inspired Aneurin Bevan to pursue the setting up of the NHS.

The article stated that Tredegar General Hospital, which opened in 1904, was a key component of the facilities run by the town's Medical Aid Society for decades prior to the NHS starting in 1948.

It closed 10 years ago when Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan opened in Ebbw Vale, and has remained largely unused since then.

But now the site is set to host a new era of healthcare, with the development of plans for a multi-million pound Tredegar Health and Wellbeing Centre - and townspeople will have the chance to contribute to the process.

A major step in preparation for the development of the centre has been taken with the announcement by Aneurin Bevan University Health Board of a supply chain partner - Keir - for the project, following a competitive tendering process.

Work is now beginning on developing options for the site.

The centre will house a range of amenities, including: GP surgeries, providing an enhanced range of primary care services; a pharmacy; dental services; an integrated health and social care team for adults and children; a base for community-based services such as district nursing, midwifery and podiatry.

Crucially, it will also support the delivery of vital local health and wellbeing services by voluntary and charitable organisations, and NHS partners.

Project management will be provided by Gleeds.

A new health and wellbeing centre, which has replaced several ageing and unsuitable facilities in Brynmawr, opened in the town earlier this year, and the Tredegar project is now one of two similar priority projects in Gwent, the other being for the eastern side of Newport.

Read the full article here.