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Hospital Ward Closures

Volume 76: debated on Monday 1 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many wards are unable to accept patients in each of the health authorities in Wales at the present time; what are the specific reasons for such wards being closed; and how long each individual closure has lasted.

There are presently 19 wards closed in hospitals in the Principality, and these are listed together with the reasons and length of time each closure has lasted.

Ward and name of hospital

Reason for closure

Length of closure to date

Cardiff Royal infirmary 14 bed neurology wardUpgrading5 months
Rookwood hospital, Cardiff Acute rehabilitation—21 bedsUpgrading1 month
Neal Kent hospital, Barry 6 bed geriatric wardDecoration2 months
Lansdowne hospital, Cardiff 28 bed psychogeriatric wardUpgrading5 months


Tredegar General hospital 10 bed geriatric wardAlterations2 months
St. Woolo's hospital, Newport 14 bed ophthalmology wardAlterations4 months
Royal Gwent hospital, Newport 15 bed obstetric wardAlterations2 months