Statement by Gareth Robinson,  Chief Operating Officer, Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB

In the early hours of Sunday morning (March 7, 2021),  a fire incident happened at one of our community hospitals –  Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda.

The fire affected one ward and no harm came to any patients or staff as a result of the incident.

All patients affected by the incident were promptly relocated within the hospital for their safety.

Our staff acted extremely quickly, and combined with the effectiveness of our Health Board’s fire protocols, the fire was confined to one area of the site and swiftly resolved.

Any members of the public due to visit the hospital today, in accordance with the current COVID restrictions,  should feel completely reassured that the hospital is safe.   

All next of kin of patients affected by this incident on the ward have been communicated with.

We are grateful for the support of our emergency services colleagues in handling this incident.

CTM UHB statement – fire incident at Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda