ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Tuesday Apr 14, 2020

Roberts posts new-look field hospital at Principality Stadium

The Principality Stadium’s transformation into a field hospital during the coronavirus pandemic has recently been shared by Wales’ Jamie Roberts.

ADVERTISEMENT

The 33-year-old qualified doctor posted photos from within Dragon’s Heart Hospital and from the stands of the stadium, while he volunteers for the Cardiff and Vale Health Trust during the crisis.

The pitch that has witnessed some iconic moments in Welsh rugby folklore over the past two decades, many of which Roberts has been a part of, is now covered by what is the largest hospital in Wales with 2,000 beds.

The 94-cap Wales international described this as “an amazing feat of engineering by a dedicated team in a very short space of time,” during a period where there is a high demand for hospital beds across the United Kingdom.

The centre recently returned to Cardiff from South Africa, where he was enjoying a spell with the Stormers in Super Rugby, and is currently chronicling his time with the NHS on docrobertsblog.wordpress.com. This provides an opportunity for him to share different stories of how the health system is adapting to the situation it finds itself in.

WATCH: The Stirling Mortlock and Jamie Roberts headclash  in 2008

The Principality Stadium is famed for being a veritable fortress for Wales, and a notoriously intense environment for any visiting team. While it is the home of Welsh rugby, it is now part of a far greater cause, in which Roberts said it is “incredible that our national stadium is being used to provide care for COVID patients and save lives”.

Dragon’s Heart Hospital opened on Easter Sunday, and is one of a few field hospitals that have been built during the pandemic, alongside the NHS Louisa Jordan at the SEC Centre in Glasgow, and the NHS Nightingale Hospitals at the ExCel London and the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, with more being constructed.

ADVERTISEMENT

ALSO WATCH:

Video Spacer

Related Articles

  • 18 WEEKS AGO

    Ellis Genge puts on his boxing gloves ready...

  • 18 WEEKS AGO

    Crazy scenes as player deliberately kicks...

  • 18 WEEKS AGO

    RFU make decision on transgender players...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    Carlos Spencer Proves Why He Is Rugby's Greatest Ever Magician

  • 16 WEEKS AGO

    Jero De La Fuente pulls Hamstring and uses it to score incredible try

  • 16 WEEKS AGO

    Waisale Serevi: The greatest sevens player ever

  • 16 WEEKS AGO

    David Campese: The Aussie all time great

  • 17 WEEKS AGO

    The man who once raced a Cheetah: Bryan Habana

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Owen Farrell’s Savage Shot At Kurt-Lee Arendse Caught On Ref Mic

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    England Hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie Once Again Gets Called Out For Tackle Technique

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Faf de Klerk Pushes All The Right Buttons To Wind Jonny Hill Up

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Two Of World Rugby’s Best Set To Go Head-To-Head

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Los Pumas Backrow Marcos Kremer Handed Mid-Range Ban Follow Red In Scotland Match

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Finn Russell Sets Up Worldie Try As Scotland Flex Their Muscles Against 14-Man Argentina

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Kyle Sinckler pushes insane amount on the leg press

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Harry Potter misfires comeback spell as Bath defeat Leicester

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    Lions Star Jordan Hendrikse Smashes 70m Penalty Kick

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    Watch Adam Hastings hit 50m+ match winning drop goal in extraordinary scenes

View All

Funnies

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Joe Marler gives another hilarious post-match interview

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Throwback to the most awkward interview of all time

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Brutal Story Reveals How Tough Eddie Jones Is On His Staff

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Stuart Hogg Scares The Pants Off Duhan van der Merwe

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    One Year On From Freddie Steward's Brilliant Post Springbok Match Interview

View All

Amateur

  • 18 WEEKS AGO

    Dubious Score Decides Result Of Rugby's Biggest Schools Fixture

  • 18 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes At School Boys Rugby Match

  • 19 WEEKS AGO

    The Next Dominant Backrow?

  • 19 WEEKS AGO

    Hilarious Club House Antics Shows Rugby Spirit

  • 24 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: South African Schools Rugby Is On Fire

View All

Player Features

  • 3 HOURS AGO

    Joe Marchant to leave Harlequins after ten years

  • 22 HOURS AGO

    Missing South Africa player Sbu Nkosi found 'safe and sound'

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    South Africa winger Sbu Nkosi declared as missing person

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Joe Marler gives another hilarious post-match interview

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Francois Hougaard signs for premiership side on short term deal

View All