NHS services in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taff will get a £500,000 funding boost, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford announced today (Mon 16th February).

The capital funding for Cwm Taf University Health Board will upgrade ultrasound equipment and improve building facilities. The health board is responsible for providing NHS services to more than 300,000 people across South Wales.

The funding will go towards:

  • £80,000 for new equipment to enable more efficient ultrasound scans to be provided;
  • £400,000 to maintain health estate across Cwm Taf, including new LED lighting and replacement building energy management controllers at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, in Llantrisant. The funding will also support the replacement electrical switchgear and fire dampers at Royal Glamorgan Hospital and ventilation and dust extraction systems at Prince Charles Hospital, in Merthyr Tydfil.

The Welsh Government invests more than £200m of capital funding in the Welsh health service every year to buy and replace equipment and maintain NHS estate.

Professor Drakeford said:

“Despite cuts to the overall Welsh budget, we are determined to continue to invest in our NHS to make sure patients have access to the latest technology and our hospitals and medical facilities sites are maintained to the highest standard.

“This funding will ensure Cwm Taf University Health Board can continue to invest in the latest medical equipment and maintain buildings and facilities.”

Half a million pounds for new NHS equipment in Cwm Taf