Dragon’s Heart Hospital to be retained as surge hospital until August
Video: Len Richards discusses the next phase of Dragon’s Heart Hospital
From the 8th of June 2020, Cardiff and Vale UHB will be using the capacity at its main hospital sites for Covid 19 patients.
The Dragon’s Heart Hospital site will still be retained until the Autumn and will be available to admit patients should a surge in capacity be required. This is in line with normal NHS operational bed occupancy plans, to ensure efficiency of services and workforce, particularly with the onset of Winter planning already initiated.
Len Richards, Chief Executive of Cardiff and Vale University Hospital said, “we are following the modelling and trajectory of the virus to ensure that should we see a further spike, we will be able to respond quickly and seamlessly to support patients and their families, providing them with the care and treatment required in tackling but also recovering from the virus. The bottom line is that we were and are prepared and that should provide reassurance to our communities.”
Len expressed his thanks to all those who have pitched in and worked together in these extraordinary circumstances.