- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
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News that Morriston Hospital in Swansea will benefit from infrastructure investment worth £24.105m in the 2014-2015 has been warmly welcomed by the City’s local AM, Mike Hedges.
The news was announced by Health Minister Mark Drakeford after the Swansea East AM wrote to the Welsh Government to enquire what financial support the hospital can look forward to seeing in the near future.
The £24.105m funding, which has been granted under the “Health Vision Swansea Strategic programme”, will see investment rolled out in two phases.
Under phase one, £23.119m will be spent on redeveloping Morriston Hospital through the construction of a new Integrated Education Centre, main hospital entrance, Endoscopy Unit and Clinical Outpatients Department. Under the second phase, £986,000 has been earmarked for the construction of a new Diabetic Centre, Occupational Health Department and office accommodation.
Commenting on the investment, local Labour AM Mike Hedges said:
“Once again, this is a substantial funding boost for Morriston Hospital, which I know will be welcomed by my constituents and residents throughout Swansea.
“Over the last decade, the hospital has seen a staggering £129.5m capital investment in services and facilities to improve the overall patient experience. This has been complimented by a clear commitment from the Health Minister that more investment is set to come to Morriston in the future.
“At a time when we’re seeing a lot of scaremongering from other political parties over the future and funding of the NHS, this investment flies in the face of those critics and shows local residents that the Welsh Government is committed to investing in and improving our Swansea health services.”