£7.5m revamp for Cardiff neonatal unit

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board closed the unit in early December after three babies tested positive for Acinetobacter baumannii bacteria, which typically attacks the lungs and can lead to a form of pneumonia.

The new layout is designed to limit these kind of problems in the future, as well as providing space for an extra six cots.

Health Minister Mark Drakeford said: “We are investing £7.5 million of new funding to completely modernise the neonatal unit at the University Hospital Wales so that staff are able to provide the best care possible for babies and their families in the most modern environment possible.

"This investment will increase the space available around each cot and improve infection prevention and control. The refurbishment has been planned with the future in mind, with space for six more cots."

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