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Ysbyty Alltwen, Tremadog

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 Ysbyty Alltwen


Ysbyty Alltwen
LL49 9AQ

Tel: +44 (0) 1766 510010



By Road:  Follow the A487 from Caernarfon towards Porthmadog.  Ysbyty Alltwen is located on the outskirts of Tremadog.  There is free parking at the hospital and disabled spaces are located close to the entrance.  For further directions, go to: www.streetmap.co.uk
By Bus:  Regular daily services.  For more information to go:  www.traveline-cymru.info
1.30 pm - 2.30 pm
6.30 pm - 7.30 pm 
  • No more than two visitors to be at the patient's bedside at any one time
  • Children should be closely supervised - please check with the Ward Sister or Charge Nurse before taking children onto the ward
  • We strongly advise visitors not to bring small babies into hospital
  • Visiting is not permitted over lunch and dinner unless you are assisting a patient to eat. A Protected Mealtimes policy is in operation. See ward posters for details 
  • Relatives and friends may enquire about a patient's progress by telephoning the hospital
  • To keep calls to a minimum, please ask one member of the family to act as the hospital link and inform the rest of the family
  • We will advise close friends and relatives of a patient's general progress unless they specifically request that this information is not shared 
Flowers are not accepted on all wards.  Please check with the individual wards before sending/bringing in flowers.
Protected Mealtimes
Protected Mealtimes is a period over lunch and supper when all activities on the wards stop and nurses will be available to help serve food and give assistance to patients who may need help.
If you are visiting a ward displaying the Protected Mealtime Poster, please respect this.  However, if you normally visit at mealtimes to help your relative / friend to eat, we are happy for you to continue to do this.
Alcohol foam has been made available which can be used to clean and disinfect hands.  It is available at the entrance to every ward and visitors are encouraged to use it before and after visiting.
To help the hospital to reduce infections:
  • Visitors should always use the alcohol foam by the entrance to every ward before and after visitin
  • Visitors should always use chairs and not sit on beds
  • Always wash your hands after visiting the toilet
Facilities provided at Ysbyty Alltwen include:
  • 18-bed Inpatient Ward for Care of the Elderly and GP Patients
  • Outpatient Department
  • X-ray Department
  • Minor Injuries Department is open from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm, 7 days a week
  • Day Investigation Unit
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry (Chiropody)
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Child Development Team
  • Mental Health Team 
Ysbyty Alltwen was opened in April 2009 and is one of the most modern and hospitals in Wales, built to an award-winning design. It is adjacent to the A487, to the north of Porthmadog and sits just outside the Snowdonia National Park in the shadow of a cliff face known as Craig-y-Castell.
The hospital has been designed as a number of separate building elements.  A two storey building with inpatient areas on the upper floor is positioned to take advantage of daylight, views and privacy from the main hospital entrance.  Single storey sections containing outpatient facilities, offices and support accommodation are located on a higher level near the main entrance for good access, and all sections are grouped around an enclosed central courtyard space, or 'Winter Garden'.  This public space within the development will provide a focus point for the hospital which can be used by staff, patients and visitors all year round, whatever the weather.
All patient bedrooms have en-suite facilities and are positioned to maximise natural light, as well as providing additional space for clinical procedures and for visiting family members.
The site has complex topography, geology and ecology, all of which have had an impact on the final design.  It also has a rich history and contains the remains of 19th century mine workings and an ancient Roman corn-drying kiln. 
Sustainability was a key consideration throughout the design process in order to create an exemplar hospital for the 21st Century.  The impact of the building in terms of energy use, pollution, green transport and social considerations is minimised as much as possible.  The heating system is based around a biomass boiler, which burns waste timber from local managed forestry sites. 
For a virtual tour of Ysbyty Alltwen, click on the link below

Last updated: 20 March 2014