£15m young people’s unit opens in Bridgend

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A £15m purpose-built mental health unit for young people with serious mental illnesses has opened at the Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend.

Ty Llidiard is the new home for 19 young men and women (aged 12 – 18 years) who have a variety of mental health illnesses.

Although the construction project has been managed by ABM Health Board, the unit itself is run by Cwm Taf Health Board for patients from across South Wales. Commenting on the opening, Dr Christopher Jones, Chairman of Cwm Taf Health Board, said: “It is really important that our young people have modern and appropriate facilities to support their treatment and recovery at a very vulnerable point in their lives. This unit will ensure that the staff are able to provide the wide range of therapies and support in facilities that they deserve.”

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