Cardiff Royal Infirmary getting a £37 million redevelopment
The first phase of Cardiff Royal Infirmary's £37 million redevelopment was unveiled by health minister Mark Drakeford on Wednesday.
The Welsh Government-funded project will see the Victorian hospital repaired and restored to include additional services.
The hospital will now also house two GP practices and a pharmacy.
Mr Drakeford said: "New life is being breathed into what was once a tired and worn building."'Brilliant job'
The hospital, which opened in 1883, already provides out-of-hours care, therapy services, radiology, outpatient clinics, mental health and substance misuse services.
Director of planning at Cardiff and Vale UHB, Abigail Harris, said: "The building looks fantastic. When we took the facade down we could see the contrast and what a brilliant job had been done.
"They have managed to bring in a modern twist inside while keeping the building's character on the outside."
Mr Drakeford said: "People in the local community will be able to access a wide range of services, including their GP surgery, out-of-hours care and support for substance misuse, all under one roof."