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First hospital beds at Principality Stadium to be ready this weekend

 

The Welsh Rugby Union says work is "progressing at pace" on the 2,000-bed field hospital which is to be sited at the Principality Stadium, as well as the centre at the WRU National Centre of Excellence building at the Vale Resort in Hensol.

WRU chief executive Martyn Phillips said "I know I’ve said this before, but the positive attitude of staff at these venues has been truly heartwarming and they are a credit to Welsh rugby, as are the rugby club members around the country who are proving to me that our game can and will survive all that is thrown at it,"

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board are planning to use the stadium as extra capacity for the expected surge in Coronavirus cases in the coming weeks.

The Health Board's Chief Executive Len Richards told ITV News the first 330 beds will be ready for use by this weekend.

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