People in the Dyfi Valley are benefiting from improved health and care facilities thanks to the £15m refurbishment of Ysbyty Bro Ddyfi in Machynlleth which was officially opened by Minister for Health and Social Services Eluned Morgan on Thursday 25 May 2023.
The redevelopment of the hospital has been made possible thanks to a £15m investment by Welsh Government. It brings the Dyfi Valley Health GP Practice and local community services together under the same roof, helping teams to work together for patients and communities.
Opening the new facility, Health and Social Services Minister Eluned Morgan said:
“The Minister for Health and Social Services, Eluned Morgan said: “It was a pleasure to officially open the redevelopment of the Machynlleth Bro Ddyfi Community Hospital and see first-hand the difference it will make to the local community.
“This is an excellent example of how Welsh Government funding is being used to reshape the way community health and wellbeing services are delivered to ensure better access to doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals closer to home.”
Carl Cooper, Chair of Powys Teaching Health Board, said:
“This building has a distinguished history of serving the people of Machynlleth and Bro Ddyfi spanning over 150 years. Now, thanks to this investment from Welsh Government, it continues to support the local community into the future.”
“Partnership between agencies and with the community is at the heart of the development, as alongside the improved environment for health services, there are spaces for use by voluntary organisations and by people more generally. It is a shining example of how a building can enable integrated working.
“I would like to thank everyone involved in this important development from the NHS, social care, third sector and local community partners, as well as the Pick Everard project management team and Willmott Dixon and colleagues through the construction supply chain.”
The Dyfi Valley Health GP Practice moved into its new home in Ysbyty Bro Ddyfi at the end of April, and during the last few weeks has been joined by community dentistry, podiatry, adult mental health and midwifery. A focus on arts and outdoor spaces has led to the development of a therapy garden and commissioned artwork from artists Erin Hughes, Di Ford, Gemma Rose Green-Hope and Jim Bond, which feature inside the building and outside in the community gardens.