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 ward||Upgrading||5 months|
|Rookwood hospital, Cardiff Acute rehabilitation—21 beds||Upgrading||1 month|
|Neal Kent hospital, Barry 6 bed geriatric ward||Decoration||2 months|
|Lansdowne hospital, Cardiff 28 bed psychogeriatric ward||Upgrading||5 months|
|Tredegar General hospital 10 bed geriatric ward||Alterations||2 months|
|St. Woolo's hospital, Newport 14 bed ophthalmology ward||Alterations||4 months|
|Royal Gwent hospital, Newport 15 bed obstetric ward||Alterations||2 months|