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Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

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Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (Welsh: Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Caerdydd a'r Fro) is a Local Health Board in Wales. It came into being on 1 October 2009 through the amalgamation of three NHS organisations in the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan area.[1] The three organisations amalgamated were: Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust, employing 12,000 staff and previously responsibility for hospital services in the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan area; Cardiff Local Health Board; and Vale of Glamorgan Local Health Board both responsible for GP, Dental, Optical and pharmacy services. The headquarters of the Board is in the University Hospital of Wales, in Cardiff.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Created1 October 2009
TypeLocal Health Board
Number of employees14,854

The Board supports a population of around 445,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. It oversees seventeen health centres, public health and community care services and also has a range of specialist services used by the whole of Wales, including renal, paediatric, neurology and bone marrow transplantation.

The Board is responsible for overseeing the training of medical training undertaken at Cardiff University School of Medicine as well as medical research and development facilities.

As of May 2018 Maria Battle is the chairman of the Board and the Chief Executive is Len Richards[2]

The board is one of the first organisations in the UK to make wifi available in its hospitals, on the basis that enables patients to stay in touch with their family and friends, and improves the way it interacts with patients.[3]


Major hospitalsEdit

Barry HospitalEdit

Barry Hospital

The Barry Hospital is a 60-bed community hospital located near Barry Comprehensive School on Colcot Road in Colcot, Barry, in the Vale of Glamorgan. It opened in 1995. Barry hospital has several outpatients departments, a minor injuries unit, dentistry, podiatry and x-ray facilities. Barry Hospital also has the prime care out of hours doctors' surgery.

Cardiff Royal InfirmaryEdit

Cardiff Royal Infirmary

Cardiff Royal Infirmary is a hospital situated in the heart of Cardiff.

The hospital began with the beginning of Cardiff Dispensary in 1822. In 1923, it came to be known as Cardiff Royal Infirmary, with a total bed count rising to 500 due to the growing population of Cardiff.

The majority of Cardiff Royal Infirmary closed in March 1999[1], with the West Wing remaining open, for clinic services, genitourinary medicine and rehabilitation, manned by staff from the University Hospital of Wales. There remain 119 beds for stroke, orthopaedic and rehabilitation treatment.Also sited to the back of CRI is the Links Community mental health team, Cardiff Addicition Unit, Community Drug and Alcohol team, Methodone and needle exchange clinic

Rookwood Hospital, LlandaffEdit

For the Artificial Limb & Appliance Centre see Artificial Limb & Appliance Service.

Saint David's HospitalEdit

The previous St.Davids Hospital on the same site as the new hospital

Saint David's Hospital, Cardiff re-opened in March 2002, with brand new facilities serving for older people and rehabilitation patients.

The hospital also provides podiatry services, and child and adolescent psychiatry services. Saint David's was the first new hospital in Cardiff for 30 years, and was funded through a Public Private Partnership.

University Dental Hospital, CardiffEdit

The University Dental Hospital, in Cardiff was opened in 1967. It provides care for dental patients, as well as dentistry teaching and research.

University Hospital LlandoughEdit

Llandough Hospital main entrance

In 2008, Llandough Hospital was renamed University Hospital Llandough as part of the anniversary year celebrations for both the hospital and Cardiff University. University Hospital Llandough has celebrated its 75th anniversary and Cardiff University 125 years. The new name reflects its strong academic and research record as it continues to support medical students during their training. Llandough Hospital Opened in 1933. It is a District General Hospital with 480 beds, located 5 miles from the centre of Cardiff, in Penarth. All major specialities are provided. Llandough Hospital houses the Adult Respiratory Medicine service for the entire Trust. A great deal of research, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate teaching takes place on site. A new Postgraduate Centre was opened in 1998. [2]

University Hospital of Wales, CardiffEdit

University Hospital of Wales

Whitchurch Hospital, WhitchurchEdit

Whitchurch Hospital

Whitchurch Hospital was a 300-bed mental health facility in the north of Cardiff. As well as general psychiatry, services include forensic psychiatry and addiction services. Whichurch has closed in 2016. A new facility has been opened in University of Llandough.


It was reported that there had been 3,609 recorded staff complaints about staffing levels between 2012 and 2015. A review published in July 2015 found the emergency department was "significantly under-staffed" and had a poor skill mix, particularly in the paediatric department.[4]


  1. ^ Press release issued by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board on 1 October 2009 Retrieved, 21 January 2009
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  3. ^ "Hospital wifi keeps patients in touch with their care". Health Service Journal. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  4. ^ "NHS employees in Wales make more than 10,000 complaints about unsuitable staffing levels, it is revealed". Wales online. 13 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015.

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