NEW hospital beds have arrived in Powys as the health board ramps up coronavirus preparations.

More than 100 extra beds are being created in Powys as the county gears up for a potential increase in virus cases.

Hospitals in Welshpool, Llandrindod Wells and Brecon have been specifically earmarked for more beds, while care facilities in Bronllys, Builth Wells, Knighton, Llanidloes, Machynlleth, Newtown and Ystradgynlais will also receive extra beds.

Powys Teaching Health Board's (PTHB) chief executive Carol Shillabeer says plans are in place to create a 'virtual' field hospital across the county that makes use of existing facilities, working with partners to make best use of the skills and assets across Powys..

To watch Ms Shillabeer explain the health board's five step plan for dealing with coronavirus, click this link -

You can also watch a video of all Powys Teaching Health Board's hospital via this link -

The hospitals shown in the video are Brecon, Bronllys, Newtown, Knighton, Welshpool, Ystradgynlais, Llanidloes, Machynlleth, Llandrindod Wells, and Glan Irfon in Builth Wells.