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Colwyn Bay Hospital
Matron: Debbie Panteladakis
Tel: +44 (0) 1492 515218
By road: Leave the A55 at Junction 22 and head for Old Colwyn. At the mini-roundabout, take the fourth exit onto the A547. Take the second left on Hesketh Road, the hospital is on the right hand side. Limited off-street and on-street parking.
By rail: The hospital is located 1 mile away from Colwyn Bay Railway Station. For more information on travel visit www.traveline-cymru.info
By bus: Regular daily bus services. For more information, go to www.traveline-cymru.info
2.30pm – 4.00pm
7.00pm – 8.00pm
- 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 young babies into the hospital.
- Visiting is not permitted during meal times unless you are assisting a patient to eat. A protected meal times 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.
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.
The hospital has 42 inpatient beds. The inpatient specialties are Care of the Elderly and GP Medical beds. Consultant outpatient and community clinics are held and dental and x-ray services provided.
Other services provided include:
- Outpatient and inpatient Physiotherapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Brain Injury Unit
- Sexual Health Clinic
- Child Health Clinic
There is a tea bar available in the Outpatients Department, and a hospital tea trolley which visits the wards.
The first hospital in Colwyn Bay was opened in 1899, after the local inhabitants had decided to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. By 1919 the original cottage hospital had become too small to cope with the growing population, so a monster fundraising effort was begun to finance a new building. While developing the plans architect Sidney Colwyn Foulkes wrote to America for copies of the latest hospital designs, these illustrated the first departure from the Florence Nightingale ward layout and subsequently it is believed that Colwyn Bay was the first hospital in the United Kingdom to adopt this new design. In 1948 the Colwyn Bay and West Denbighshire Hospital became part of the NHS, and was administered within the Clwyd and Deeside Hospital Management Committee. This committee identified the need for an outpatients department, and as a short-term solution it decided to use the basement of the hospital for this purpose. In 1955 it was decided to build a new department for outpatients, but this wasn’t completed until 1960.
In 1980, Colwyn Bay and West Denbighshire Hospital became the Colwyn Bay Community Hospital. An EMI (elderly mentally infirm) unit was also added to the site and officially opened in 1995, to provide a community based Mental Health. Bryn Hesketh provides Long Stay and Respite Care beds as well as Day Hospital facilities for the Colwyn Bay locality.