Cynon Valley Hospital
In response to calls for improved Primary Care and Chronic Disease Management Services in South Wales, the Cwm Taf (Formally North Glamorgan) NHS Trust embarked on a scheme to focus Intermediate Care on prevention and rehabilitation. This Scheme is seen as a fundamental catalyst to the social regeneration objective for the area, and is paramount in promoting community activity and sustainability.
The building makes use of a blend of holistic design, natural ventilation and green technology to achieve an environment that focuses on a simple layout and the healing environment. A pleasant setting and a low-rise approach have produced a design that both compliments the site and delivers non-institutional services to South Wales
The 13,000 sq m, two-storey hospital – with its 128 beds for rehabilitation and intermediate care, a range of outpatient clinics and a mental health unit – has dramatically improved healthcare provision to the surrounding communities.
This £78.9m self-contained 140-bed neighbourhood hospital resting between the Merthyr and Rhondda Valleys replaces the outdated facilities at Mountain Ash and Aberdare hospitals. Designed to incorporate an extensive range of sustainable features, Cynon Valley has the lowest possible carbon footprint for a building of its kind.
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