Knighton Hospital

Knighton Hospital (Welsh: Ysbyty Trefyclo) is a health facility in Ffrydd Road, Knighton, Powys, Wales. It is managed by the Powys Teaching Health Board.

Knighton Hospital
Powys Teaching Health Board
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Knighton Red Cross Hospital
Knighton Hospital is located in Powys
Knighton Hospital
Shown in Powys
Geography
LocationFfrydd Road, Knighton, Powys, Wales
Coordinates52°20′32″N 3°02′59″W / 52.3422°N 3.0497°W / 52.3422; -3.0497Coordinates: 52°20′32″N 3°02′59″W / 52.3422°N 3.0497°W / 52.3422; -3.0497
Organisation
Care systemNHS Wales
TypeCommunity
History
Opened1837
Links
ListsHospitals in Wales

HistoryEdit

The facility has its origins in the Knighton Union Workhouse which was designed by Edward Jones and was completed in 1837.[1] It has hit by a bad gas explosion in 1907 and then served as a Red Cross Hospital during the First World War.[1] It became the Knighton Public Assistance Institution in 1930 and joined the National Health Service as Knighton Hospital in 1948.[1] Due to staff shortages, the number of beds reduced from thirteen to seven in 2014.[2] An old X-Ray room was converted into facilities for patients needing palliative care in 2017.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Knighton". Workhouses. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Staff shortage closes Knighton hospital beds". BBC. 31 March 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Family room opened at community hospital". Brecon and Radnor Express. 4 October 2017. Retrieved 24 March 2020.