Welsh cabinet secretary for health Vaughan Gething has approved the construction of a healthcare facility in Cwmbran, Wales.
The government of Wales will invest about £350M in the new hospital, which forms a key part of the ambitious Clinical Futures strategy, launched in 2004, to improve health services in Gwent.
Final construction costs of the new Specialist and Critical Care Centre (SCCC) are yet to be finalised.
Gething said: “The SCCC has had strong support locally and through public consultation on the South Wales Programme.
“I am confident that bringing together complex and more acute services on one hospital site will allow the local health board to secure a range of benefits which will improve the quality of care for patients.”
Upon completion, the new hospital will treat patients who need complex and acute emergency care in the Gwent region. The facility is expected to open in 2022.
* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.