Neath Port Talbot Hospital

Neath Port Talbot Hospital (Welsh: Ysbyty Castell Nedd Port Talbot) is a general hospital located in Port Talbot, Wales. It is managed by Swansea Bay University Health Board.

Neath Port Talbot Hospital
Swansea Bay University Health Board
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Interior of the hospital
Neath Port Talbot Hospital is located in Neath Port Talbot
Neath Port Talbot Hospital
Shown in Neath Port Talbot
Geography
LocationBaglan, Port Talbot, Wales, United Kingdom
Coordinates51°35′57″N 3°48′01″W / 51.59924°N 3.80039°W / 51.59924; -3.80039Coordinates: 51°35′57″N 3°48′01″W / 51.59924°N 3.80039°W / 51.59924; -3.80039
Organisation
Care systemNHS Wales
TypeGeneral
Affiliated universitySwansea University Medical School
Cardiff University School of Medicine
Services
Emergency departmentMinor Injury Unit
Beds270
History
Opened2003
Links
Websitesbuhb.nhs.wales/hospitals/our-hospitals/neath-port-talbot-hospital/ Edit this at Wikidata
ListsHospitals in Wales

HistoryEdit

The hospital, which was commissioned to replace Neath General Hospital and Port Talbot General Hospital, was procured under a Private Finance Initiative contract in May 2000.[1] It was designed by SSL[2] and built by Kier Group at a cost of £56 million; it was officially opened by the Prince of Wales on 3 February 2003.[3]

In September 2012 the Health Board announced significant investment to create a new specialist IVF unit and expand the urology unit at the hospital in a bid to recruit and retain experienced clinicians.[4]

PerformanceEdit

In May 2014 staff at the hospital was criticised in an report into the death of an elderly patient who had been treated at the hospital; the report found that there had been "variable or poor professional behaviour and practice in the care of frail older people".[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Welsh PFI for Kier". Construction News. 18 May 2000. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  2. ^ "First Welsh hospital PFI". I-FM News. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Borough could get Royal visit by end of the year". Wales Online. 2 July 2009. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Neath Port Talbot Hospital given £2m funding boost". BBC. 4 September 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Abertawe Bro Morgannwg: Care failings at hospitals 'shock'". BBC. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2019.

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