Brecon War Memorial Hospital

Brecon War Memorial Hospital (Welsh: Ysbyty Coffa Rhyfel Brycheiniog) is a health facility in Cerrigcochion Road, Brecon, Powys, Wales. It is managed by the Powys Teaching Health Board.

Brecon War Memorial Hospital
Powys Teaching Health Board
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Brecon War Memorial Hospital
Brecon War Memorial Hospital is located in Powys
Brecon War Memorial Hospital
Shown in Powys
Geography
LocationCerrigcochion Road, Brecon, Powys, Wales
Coordinates51°56′56″N 3°23′04″W / 51.9488°N 3.3844°W / 51.9488; -3.3844Coordinates: 51°56′56″N 3°23′04″W / 51.9488°N 3.3844°W / 51.9488; -3.3844
Organisation
Care systemNHS Wales
TypeCommunity
History
Opened1928
Links
ListsHospitals in Wales

HistoryEdit

The facility was commissioned to replace the old Brecon Infirmary which was located on the north side of the Watton.[1] It commemorated local soldiers who had died in the First World War[2] and was officially opened as the Breconshire War Memorial Hospital by Lord Glanusk in January 1928.[1] It joined the National Health Service in 1948.[3] The Powys stroke rehabilitation unit moved to the hospital in February 2014.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Morrison, Mal (2020). A-Z of Brecon: Places-People-History. Amberley Publishing. ISBN 978-1445692777.
  2. ^ "Breconshire War Memorial Hospital". War Memorials Online. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Brecon War Memorial Hospital". National Archives. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Powys stroke rehabilitation unit moves to Brecon hospital". BBC. 5 February 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2020.