Thursday, 28 June 2012
Hywel Dda Health Board welcomes the news that a new Renal Dialysis Unit is being funded for Withybush Hospital.
The Welsh Government has announced £7.5million funding for a 21 station Renal Dialysis Unit to be built at the front of the hospital, replacing the temporary six bed unit.
Chairman of Hywel Dda Health Board, Chris Martin, said: “We are delighted with this investment into this new much needed facility in Pembrokeshire. I am grateful for the support of the Renal Network for this facility which will be a great asset for Pembrokeshire and allow more patients to receive this life saving care closer to their homes within a better environment.”
The facility will ensure that more patients will have the opportunity to undergo treatment locally, reducing the need for travel.
The Renal Dialysis Unit currently operates in a temporary building housing only six stations. Although it has been designed to facilitate haemodialysis, it was only intended for use as an interim facility.
The new unit will deliver vital renal services for the patients of West Wales, providing environmental and patient focussed designs required of modern renal unit.
Source: Hywel Dda Health Board