Bronglais in 1967
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Archive: Early days of Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth

There has been a long battle going back nearly 10 years over changes to health services in mid Wales.

Health economist Prof Marcus Longley in his 200-page report six months ago said there had been "mistrust" over Bronglais Hospital's future.

There had been a series of protests about fears the general hospital in Aberystwyth - the only one for 50 miles around - would be downgraded.

Now a conference in Newtown aims to plot the future for mid Wales healthcare and will look at issues ranging from GP recruitment to telemedicine.

Here is a BBC archive report from 1967, shortly after Bronglais was first built. It tells the story of how it was developed in the shadow of an old workhouse in Aberystwyth.

  • 12 Mar 2015
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