Aberdare and Mountain Ash Health Centres at heart of £17 million Cwm Taf investment

Cynon Valley AM Vikki Howells has welcomed Cwm Taf plans to invest over £17 million in modernising and improving its buildings and facilities, saying the plans are good news for Cynon Valley residents. 

In particular, the Cynon Valley AM has welcomed the inclusion of plans to refurbish Aberdare Health Centre, and to create a brand new integrated health centre in Mountain Ash.

The proposals for a new £6.5 million integrated primary care facility in Mountain Ash will see GP, community, social and third sector collaborative services provided under one roof, including district nursing and health visiting services.

A business case is being finalised with Welsh Government, under which ageing buildings will be replaced in a centre for teaching excellence. If successful, work could start on a new development early in 2018.

Vikki Howells AM said:-

“Cwm Taf’s multi-million pound capital investment programme, including improved hospital buildings, new community facilities and extra support for cutting edge medicine, represents a good deal for Cynon Valley.

“In particular, I welcome plans to refurbish the Health Centre in Aberdare and develop a new, state-of-the-art integrated healthcare facility in Mountain Ash.

“The building of an all-purpose practice in Mountain Ash will mean members of the local community can access a range of important health services under one roof, in a modern, fit-for-purpose facility”.

Other elements of the investment include:-

  • Expansion of Neonatal, Obstetric and Midwifery services in Prince Charles Hospital and Royal Glamorgan Hospital;
  • A specially built Palliative Care Unit at Royal Glamorgan Hospital in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support;
  • A health board wide telecommunications system upgrade; and
  • Digitisation of medical records.

Vikki Howells added:-

“Altogether, these plans are excellent news for Cynon Valley.

“Many Cynon patients access services in Prince Charles Hospital and Royal Glamorgan, and the wider improvements to the Health Board’s infrastructure will ensure the services it delivers meet twenty-first century healthcare needs”.