Cardiff & Vale Health Charity, the official charity of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, are working with NWSSP Specialist Estates Services and Property Agents Savills around expressions of interest for the sale of Rookwood Hospital as a whole or in parts.

In 2020, the main part of Rookwood Hospital closed when Spinal and Neuro Rehabilitation Services were relocated to University Hospital Llandough. Currently, the Artificial Limb and Appliance Services (ALAS), Electronic Assistive Technology (EATS), Wales Mobility Driving and Assessment Service (WMDAS), Mass Vaccination Centre and Occupational Therapy remain operational on site, and provisions have been made to ensure the smooth continuation of this service during this period.

With two Grade II listed buildings – Rookwood House and the summerhouse – as well as the site’s inclusion in Cadw’s non-statutory Register of Landscapes, Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales (Grade II), and the existence of a large number of trees which are statutorily protected by Tree Preservation Orders, the site is no longer viable. Due to these restrictions surrounding the estate, the property cannot become the type of modern-day hospital that is required to provide the best care for its patients and staff.

Rookwood Hospital was originally constructed in the late 1860’s for Col. Sir Edward Stock Hill, though it’s believed that landscaping began as early as the 1770’s when the grounds became part of the estate of Thomas Edward of Llandaff House. The house was first used for health care in 1917, rehabilitating patients who had suffered paralysis, and for the provision of artificial limbs, appliances and aids.

The beneficiaries of the sale of Rookwood Hospital will be Cardiff & Vale Health Charity where the monies will be used to support patients, staff, visitors and the community.

Expressions of interest are open until midday on Wednesday 21st February 2024.

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