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Ysbyty Tywyn


Ysbyty Tywyn
Tywyn Hospital
Bryn Hyfryd Road
LL36 9HH
Tel: +44 (0) 1654 710411
By road:  From Caernarfon, follow the A487 towards Porthmadog.  Follow the A470 to Dolgellau and turn right onto the A493.  Follow this road until you reach Tywyn.  Tywyn Hospital is situated on the Ffordd Cadfan/Bryn Hyfryd Road junction.
By rail:  Tywyn Station is located less than 1 mile from Tywyn Hospital.  For information on rail travel information, go to:  www.traveline-cymru.info
By bus:  There is a bus stop situated outside the hospital with a regular service.  For more information, go to:  www.traveline-cymru.info
1.30 pm to 2.30 pm
6.30 pm to 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  
  • 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 breakfast 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 gel by the entrance to every ward before and after visiting
  • Visitors should always use chairs and not sit on beds
  • Always wash your hands after visiting the toilet  
Medical cover is provided by the local GP surgery during the hours of 08:30 to 18:30 hours.  The care is then taken over by the Out of Hours Service.
The Minor Injuries Unit is open from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday.
Bronglais Hospital is the nearest District General Hospital.
All the management and services support are provided by the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board whilst consultant, laboratory services and outpatient services are provided by Bronglais Hospital, part of Hywel Dda Health Board (with the exception of Psychiatry). 
Tywyn Hospital was built in the 1920's by public subscription as a memorial to those who lost their lives in the 1st World War. The foundation stone was laid Mrs David Lloyd George on 11th August 1920 and the hospital opened by Dr Alban Davies on 17th August 1922. In 1932 a maternity unit was built.
The Tywyn Hospital Appeal Fund raised £32,000 and a continuing care ward (Dyfi) was added which was opened in 1973 by HRH Prince Phillip. Further developments funded by the Appeal Fund included refurbishment of General Medical Ward (Dysynni), refurbishments to the Minor Injuries Unit and improvements to main entrance and General Office area.

Last updated: 20 March 2014