Y Bwthyn Macmillan Specialist Care Unit
LOCATION: Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Talbot Green
COMPLETION: Tender Stage
The Y Bwthyn Specialist Palliative Care Unit was developed in 1994 on the site of the 100 year old Pontypridd Cottage Hospital, and is also the base for the home care (Macmillan) nurses who serve the population of Rhondda and Taff Ely. Although the quality of care provided by the staff at Y Bwthyn is considered to be excellent, there are various concerns about the existing facility due to the age of the hospital building and its isolated position.
With the service in its current location in order to access specialist services and treatments, Y Bwthyn patients face a 20 minute ambulance transfer to and from the Royal Glamorgan Hospital which can be difficult, distressing and sometimes not even possible.
Due to this and other physical deficiencies of the existing site, it has been decided to relocate the service in to a new state of the art purpose-built unit at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital Campus. The New 8 single bed IPU development will include a Day Unit, Therapy suites, and will also house the Patient Support Services.