Bevan Health & Wellbeing Centre in Tredegar opens to patients

  • 26th January 2024

The centre is located in the hometown of Aneurin Bevan, the founder of the NHS.

The new £19m Bevan Health and Wellbeing Centre in Tredegar has opened its doors to patients.

The centre is built on the site of the old Tredegar General Hospital in the hometown of Aneurin Bevan, the founder of the NHS.

Following completion of the construction work, Glan-Yr-Afon Surgery, Tredegar Medical Practice, and Tredegar Health Centre Pharmacy have now moved into the new centre.

Nicola Prygodzicz, chief executive of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, said: “The Bevan Health and Wellbeing Centre is a fundamental element of the clinical futures model within Blaenau Gwent, helping the health board to deliver a wide range of services closer to home for the local community.

“As the existing hospital was a very-important part of local residents’ heritage, the heart of the building has been retained to ensure Aneurin Bevan’s legacy remains a significant part of the town.

“We are so proud of this new state-of-the-art facility which will allow patients to access a wide range of health and wellbeing services under one roof in the heart of their own community.”

The heart of the old Tredegar General Hospital building has been retained in the new building

Jason Taylor, regional director at Kier Construction Western & Wales, which carried out the construction work, added: “We are delighted to have handed over the first phase of this project which will provide an invaluable health and wellbeing facility for the residents of Tredegar.

“Working to breathe new life into this special building where the NHS was first conceived by Aneurin Bevan has been a real honour and we look forward to delivering the remaining phases of the project over the coming months.”

Phase two of the development will start in the next few weeks with the old Tredegar Health Centre being demolished to make way for a car park for the new centre.

During phase two additional services such as dental, health visiting, podiatry and lymphedema will also open to the public.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board anticipate that the centre will be fully operational later this year.

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