Coronavirus hospitals converted into leisure centers


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Sports facilities in Wales have been converted to temporary field hospitals from April

Two field hospitals set up to deal with the coronavirus pandemic must be converted into leisure centers.

Carmarthenshire Council said it hoped the sports facilities in Llanelli and Carmarthen could start operating from October.

Llanelli Rainbow Hospital is not fully disarmed, but Carmarthen Rainbow Hospital will be silenced.

Decisions still need to be made regarding two more temporary hospitals in the area.

Improvements to the Carmarthen tennis courts and athletics track are expected to be completed for a reopening date in October.

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Selwyn Samuel and Rainbow Scarlets Hospital in Llanelli.

Carmarthenshire County Council, Llanelli Town Council and Y Scarlets Park handed over facilities to support the NHS effort in the surrounding area in April and ease pressure on hospital services.

Councilor Peter Hughes Griffiths, member of the Executive Council for Culture, Sport and Tourism, said: “While we can be grateful that these temporary hospitals have been largely unused, it is vitally important that we continued to take extra precautions to prevent further spread. maybe we can. “


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