New mental health hospital for Welshpool

A brand new purpose-built hospital for people with mental health problems is set to open in Powys.

The John Munroe Hospital Group says the 24-bed centre in Welshpool should be ready to open its doors in around six weeks time.

The hospital, which cost £2m, is built on the site of the old Severn House residential home in Greenfields.

Matthew Harris of the Munroe Group said: “The property was fit for a residential home but not for a hospital, so the majority of the building has been demolished and redeveloped.

“The hospital is now very near completion and we are meeting with Powys Local Health Board this week.”