£15 Mil Machynlleth community hospital opened

Ysbyty Bro Ddyfi was officially opened by the Minister for Health and Social Services following the multi-million pound investment by Welsh Government.

The work has brought the Dyfi Valley Health GP Practice and local community services together under the same roof, helping teams to work together for patients and communities.

“It was a pleasure to officially open the redevelopment of the Machynlleth Bro Ddyfi Community Hospital and see first-hand the difference it will make to the local community,” said Ms Morgan

“This is an excellent example of how Welsh Government funding is being used to reshape the way community health and wellbeing services are delivered to ensure better access to doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals closer to home.”

A focus on arts and outdoor spaces has led to the development of a therapy garden and commissioned artwork from artists Erin Hughes, Di Ford, Gemma Rose Green-Hope and Jim Bond, which feature inside the building and outside in the community gardens.

“This building has a distinguished history of serving the people of Machynlleth and Bro Ddyfi spanning over 150 years. Now, thanks to this investment from Welsh Government, it continues to support the local community into the future,” said chairman of Powys Teaching Health Board, Carl Cooper.

“Partnership between agencies and with the community is at the heart of the development, as alongside the improved environment for health services, there are spaces for use by voluntary organisations and by people more generally. It is a shining example of how a building can enable integrated working.

“I would like to thank everyone involved in this important development from the NHS, social care, third sector and local community partners, as well as the Pick Everard project management team and Willmott Dixon and colleagues through the construction supply chain.”

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