ASSEMBLY Health Minster Edwina Hart has announced more than £100m investment in new buildings and equipment to mark the 60th anniversary of the NHS.
More than £25m of the funding will be used to re-develop and improve the units at Wrexham Maelor Hospital for adults and older people living with mental health conditions.
The £25.3m plans for two new units will replace outdated facilities at the site.
Work on the 44-bed adult unit and 28-bed elderly mental health unit will get under way shortly and should be open by Spring 2010.
Latest plans to replace and enhance facilities at the North Wales Cancer Centre at Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan for the replacement of two linear accelerators and a CT scanner have also been approved, backed by more than £12m.
These developments will be funded by the Welsh Assembly Government.
On a visit to Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Mrs Hart AM, said: “The NHS has seen significant investment in recent years in more staff, new equipment and buildings which has resulted in better and faster treatment for patients and improved working environment for staff.
“New state-of-art mental health facilities will greatly improve the care on offer to people living with mental health conditions, which will help to aid their recovery and quality of life. I am pleased to be able to approve the final plans for the development and visit the site of the new units.
“This is on top of the investment I announced recently on the plans to develop a purpose-built unit for children and adolescents with mental health conditions that will be built in Abergele meaning children and young people with have access to these important services closer to home.”