Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Aneurin Bevan Health Board was formed on 1 October 2009, as part of the reorganisation of the NHS in Wales. It replaced Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust, the Acute Trust established in 1999 and five Gwent Local Health Boards, who had responsibility for primary care. The newly formed Aneurin Bevan Health Board is responsible for the healthcare of more than 600,000 people living in south east Wales, providing primary and acute services, plus a wide range of community and mental health care.
The Health Board is one of the largest and busiest in the UK with acute hospitals at Newport, Abergavenny and Caerphilly, supported by community hospitals and extensive community, general practices, mental health and learning disability services.
The Board has three acute hospitals and twelve other hospitals and opened two new local general hospitals in 2010 and 2011. A Specialist and Critical Care Centre is already planned.
The University Health Board has over 13,000 staff, including over 1,000 doctors and general practitioners, 280 consultants and a nursing staff of more than 5,000. Its Clinical School has 950 medical students and 350 post-graduate junior doctor replacements each year.
The Board covers a key geographical area on the picturesque Welsh border, with Cardiff and Bristol within commuting distance and direct links by road and rail to major UK centres such as London, Birmingham and Manchester.