Following an alert from NHS England in November 2019, the Welsh Government (WG) notified all health boards and trusts in Wales of a potential issue with the use of the reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) planks, which were commonly used in NHS building construction between 1960 and 1995.
WG issued a notification that required all health boards and trusts to determine whether RAAC planks are present on buildings in roofs, walls or floors and reported back to Welsh Government with the findings and a management plan.
This process identified the presence of a large number of RAAC planks in Withybush Hospital and a small area at Bronglais Hospital. The area in Bronglais is above a plant room and is not considered to be high risk. Risk logs and associated management plans have been created in each case.