A timeline of key events that have taken place and the transformation of the Dragon's Heart Hospital.
In December 2019 authorities reported the first few cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV-2:) in Wuhan. The virus is responsible for COVID-19 commonly referred to as coronavirus.
Hundreds of thousands of Brits stood together and clapped in support of the NHS and has become a part of the UK’s recognition of the work carried out by carers across the country.
26 March 2020
As the death toll starts to rise across Wales and the globe, CAV UHB initiated a comprehensive phased plan to increase capacity across our sites and to support operations in anticipation of the difficult times ahead.
28 March 2020
Len Richards, Cardiff and Vale UHB Chief Executive announces a competition to name the new surge hospital. which received thousands of responses within the first 24 hours.
31 March 2020
Vaughan Gething, Minister for Health & Social Services, pays a visit to Dragon’s Heart Hospital. The first of many high profile visits!
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Mott MacDonald hands over the temporary hospital to the Cardiff and Vale Health Board.
08 May 2020