Machynlleth Community Hospital

Machynlleth Community Hospital (Welsh: Ysbyty Cymuned Bro Ddyfi) is a health facility in Heol Maengwyn, Machynlleth, Powys, Wales. It is managed by the Powys Teaching Health Board.

Machynlleth Community Hospital
Powys Teaching Health Board
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Machynlleth Community Hospital
Machynlleth Community Hospital is located in Powys
Machynlleth Community Hospital
Shown in Powys
Geography
LocationHeol Maengwyn, Machynlleth, Powys, Wales
Coordinates52°35′30″N 3°50′45″W / 52.5916°N 3.8457°W / 52.5916; -3.8457Coordinates: 52°35′30″N 3°50′45″W / 52.5916°N 3.8457°W / 52.5916; -3.8457
Organisation
Care systemNHS Wales
TypeCommunity
History
Opened1860
Links
ListsHospitals in Wales

HistoryEdit

The facility has its origins in the Machynlleth Union Workhouse which opened in 1860.[1] After serving as a Red Cross Hospital during the First World War,[2] it was converted into a hospital for tuberculosis patients, re-opening as the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in 1920.[1] It joined the National Health Service as the Machynlleth Chest Hospital in 1948 and subsequently evolved to become a community hospital.[1] An upgrade to the hospital costing £7.8 million and involving three new extensions is scheduled to complete in 2022.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Machynlleth". Workhouses. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Former Red Cross hospital, Machynlleth". History Points. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Machynlleth hospital's £7.8m upgrade given go-ahead". BBC. 28 March 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Hospital upgrade won't be finished until 2022". Cambrian Times. 4 October 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2020.