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New centre for children in Wales

29th May 2008

A major investment has been unveiled for Wales which will enable the purchase of a new centre for children.


Welsh Health Minister Edwina Hart revealed details of the purpose-built and fully fitted facility at High Cross in Newport.

It will become the South Gwent children’s centre with capital investment provided by the Welsh Assembly Government.

The new centre will replace a series of services that are currently fragmented, under one roof.

The aim is to improve the facilities and increase the number of children that can be cared for locally, particularly children with disabilities and developmental conditions.

It will also result in the co-location of a range of highly skilled staff to ensure a more effective use of staff resources.

Ms Hart said: “This investment will provide access, quality and standards of care offered to patients. This investment complements significant investment in the Children’s Hospital for Wales in Cardiff, which has greatly improved care for children and young people in a dedicated purpose-built setting. Developments such as these in Wales will help ensure we continue to attract the best in state-of-the-art caring environments.?

Ms Hart also thanked the Sparkle Appeal that had worked hard in raising funds to support the investment in the new centre.

Chairmen of Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust Dr Brain Willott said: “Having all their specialist services under one roof for the first time will give children the best opportunity to achieve their maximum potential and allow the enthusiastic medical teams who do such a valuable caring job to be even more effective.?


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