Project Focus – West Wales General Hospital

West Wales General Hospital is dedicated to delivering the very best in quality and value to their patients.

This was significantly reflected in the design brief for the new three-storey theatre with state of the art patient surroundings being the central focus throughout.   The new endoscopy unit has two fully equipped procedure rooms, a treatment room, two-stage recovery facility and a patient and relative waiting area.The upper floors accommodate a day hospital and a general theatre.


The purpose-designed facility would free up much needed space within the hospital and provide a highly flexible healthcare facility to meet future local needs.


A recent American study by the Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Centre in Ohio found that curtains which hang between patient beds in hospitals can become contaminated with drug-resistant bacteria and may be playing a role in the spread of these germs in hospitals.


It has been proven that sheer, easily cleaned surfaces such as privacy glass are essential in hospitals in order to reduce the risks associated with the spread of HCAI.


Privacy Smartglass was specified for this project to separate treatment rooms instantly at the flick of a switch delivering privacy on demand without the use of curtains/blinds.

Two large switchable glass panels were integrated into the partition walls separating each treatment room.

For more information about this project and our privacy glass products, please contact

600450 Project Focus – West Wales General Hospital
Date: 24 May 2013

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