“The Cardiff Royal Infirmary is being developed to provide a Health and Wellbeing Centre to accommodate a wide range of Health and Wellbeing resources. The new development will be a focus for integrated working with an aim to increase resilience among the local population. The new Health and Wellbeing Centre will encourage people to take a full and active role in their future health care.”
Karen Elcock - Locality Manager South and East Cardiff
Cardiff Royal Infirmary (CRI) has a rich history and has cared for the people of Cardiff since 1883. For years it was the city's main hospital. The CRI is a very unique building in the community and it plays a really important role in providing access to health services to that community. In May 2014 the Health Minister opened the first stage of the CRI project. That stage converted part of the historic Victorian hospital into a one-stop shop for key health services for the local community. We managed to bring in a modern twist inside while keeping the building’s character on the outside. We are now taking this forward to the next stage. Today the CRI is a landmark in transition.
The next stage of CRI’s transition will improve your access to community services, to improve health outcomes. It will set the tone for co-production, ultimately reducing health inequalities across the City of Cardiff.
We are working on an Outline Business Case for the redevlopment of CRI, to co-ordinate the changes to the building and the health and wellbeing services you will be able to access. This Outline Business Case will help Welsh Government understand the service we are planning at CRI. After Welsh Government has considered the Master Plan we will then know and share the timescales for the development of your Health & Wellbeing Centre @CRI.
In the meantime we are working on some parts of the site to enable and prepare for the continuing redevelopment of this important site with our partners.
We are doing Equality and Health Impact Assessments (EHIA) when developing these plans. This will make sure that we have considered the impact on people with protected characteristics and meet the statutory and mandatory requirements including those of the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act that places a wellbeing duty on public bodies in Wales. You can see the working document here as we develop them throughout the project.
We are engaging with stakeholders as we implement the Shaping Our Future Wellbeing Strategy. We know significant engagement has already been undertaken, the outcomes of which continue to shape our plans to transform the way we deliver services within our communities. To learn about our engagement so far, visit our Engagement Pages for more information.