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Royal Gwent Hospital

 
Royal Gwent Hospital
Cardiff Road
Newport
NP20 2UB

Tel: 01633 234234

 

 
Help to find your way :- 

More information on the following document... External 3D View of Departments
 

More information on the following document... Floor Plan of the Royal Gwent Hospital


About the Royal Gwent Hospital

This District General Hospital, with more than 3,400 staff and approximately 774 beds, provides a comprehensive range of hospital services for inpatients, day cases and outpatients.

The Health Board as a whole serves a population of more than 600,000 and many of the inpatient and specialist services at the Royal Gwent Hospital support the entire catchment area. Outpatient services are utilised primarily by those in Newport and the surrounding area.

In recent years a massive redevelopment programme has been undertaken to provide a new Cardiology Unit, Medical Day Case Unit, Medical Admissions Unit, Paediatric A&E, complete refurbishment of the outpatient facilities and a £5m Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology Unit. Work has now been completed on an expansion to the Main Delivery Unit, with two new obstetric operating theatres, high dependancy beds, extra delivery rooms and a six bed post operative support ward.   

A new trauma and orthopaedic unit has been opened at St Woolos Hospital (situated close to the Royal Gwent Hospital), this unit has a state of the art operating theatre suite with clean air flow systems throughout and voice activated surgical equipment.

A proposal is under discussion that would make the hospital a sub-Deanery of the University of Wales College of Medicine. This proposition builds on the substantial links that already exist between the Royal Gwent Hospital and the University Hospital of Wales, with a number of joint appointments in many clinical departments.   

The hospital, along with St Woolos is serviced by the Operational Services Department.

Read more about the Operational Services Department.


Location:

The Royal Gwent Hospital is situated on the western edge of Newport Town Centre on the A48 main road to Cardiff.


Getting there:

Please be aware that these directions may be subjected to diverted routes due to the ongoing road works in the centre of Newport.

By car:

From the M4 travelling West:

  1. Take exit 25A, turning left at the roundabout, going into Newport Town centre.
  2. Continue on this road ignoring the left exit, to the next roundabout near the bus station.
  3. Bear slightly right at this roundabout to take the third exit, the A48 and continue to a set of traffic lights.
  4. Turn right.
  5. The Royal Gwent Hospital is several hundred yards along this road on the right.
From the M4 travelling East:
  1. Take exit 28, and follow signs for the A48 Newport around the roundabout.
  2. Continue on the A48 through the next roundabout and for just under 2 miles.
  3. The hospital is on your left as you approach the town centre.
From the North:
  1. The main road from the north is the A4042 from Hereford & Abergavenny.
  2. This road meets the M4 at junction 25A.
  3. Continue straight across the roundabout at this junction
  4. Then continue as from the second point in the instructions for the M4 travelling west.
By Bus.
 
Please note the 98 and 99 services will discontinue as of November 17 2012.

Newport Transport and the Aneurin Bevan Health Board are continuing their support of bus services to the Royal Gwent Hospital and St Woolos Hospital. 
 
14 buses every hour can be used to get to the Royal Gwent Hospital with service numbers 30 through to 38 stopping outside the main entrance on Cardiff Road.
 
Patients and visitors travelling to St Woolos Hospital will be able to catch the service 5, which will stop inside the hospital grounds once an hour, while services 1 and 2a and 2c also stop in the hospital area.
 
For further information please visit Newport Transport (Journey Planner)
 
Or,   

Newport Transport Ltd
160 Corporation Road
Newport
NP19 0WF
Tel: 01633 670563


Car Parking:

There is very limited car parking in the grounds of the hospital, but there is extra car parking at Mendalgief Road, (on the other side of the main road in front of the hospital, accessed via the traffic lights at the Cardiff end of this road).

Limited Blue Badge parking is available at most hospital entrances, and is free.


Facilities:

  • Royal Gwent Hospital - The Beechwood Cafe on level 1, D Block is open from 07:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. each day for the sale of hot food, snacks, and refreshments. 
  • Royal Gwent Hospital - The Belle Vue Restaurant level 3 "B" block, is open from 07:30 to 20:00 and provdes a full hot menu. 
  • A shop adjoins The Belle Vue Restaurant for the sale of newspapers and sundries. 
  • Trolley services to the wards twice daily sell newspapers & sundries
  • Hospital Chaplains visit each ward regularly. Arrangements can be made for other religious leaders to visit.
  • Most beds are equipped with Patientline.
    This enables patient to make and receive telephone calls from their own bed. It also includes a private colour television. The system operates on cards which can be purchased from vending machines throughout the hospital. Phone cards cost £2:00 for approximately 20 minutes,TV cards cost £3:50 for 24 hours, but some services eg radio, breakfast tv and services to the children's ward are free.

Visiting arrangements:
(Visiting times are subject to change)
 
B3E 15:30-17:00, 19:00-20:00 Weekdays; 15:00-17:00, 19:00-20:00 W/ends & B/Hols
B3W 15:30-17:00, 19:00-20:00 Weekdays; 15:00-17:00, 19:00-20:00 W/ends & B/Hols
B4 & B5
9:00am - 8:00pm Visiting for dads or named birth partner and own children only - under direct care of the visitor.
12:00pm - 1:00pm Ward closed, protected meal time
1:00pm - 2:30pm Ward closed - quiet time
3:00pm - 5:00pm Open visiting
6:00pm - 7:00pm Ward closed, protected meal time
7:00pm - 8:00pm Open visiting
B5 Community 16:00 - 20:00; Partners 09:00 - 20:00
B6E 15:30-17:00, 19:00-20:00 Weekdays; 15:00-17:00, 19:00-20:00 W/ends & B/Hols
B6N No Restrictions
B6W 15:30-17:00, 19:00-20:00 Weekdays; 15:00-17:00, 19:00-20:00 W/ends & B/Hols
B7E/W & AU 15:00 - 17:00; 19.00 - 20:00
C4E 14:30-16:30, 19:00-20:00 Monday - Sunday
C4W 15:00-17:00, 19:00-20:00
C5E 15:30-17:00, 19:00-20:00 Weekdays; 15:00-17:00, 19:00-20:00 W/ends & B/Hols
C5W 15:30-17:00, 19:00-20:00 Weekdays; 15:00-17:00, 19:00-20:00 W/ends & B/Hols
C6E 14:30-16:30, 18:30-20:00 Monday - Sunday
C6W 15:00-17:00, 20:00-21:00
C7E 15:00-17:00, 19:00-20:00 Monday to Sunday
C7W 15:30-17:00, 19:00-20:00 Weekdays; 15:00-17:00, 19:00-20:00 W/ends & B/Hols
Coronary Care Unit 10:00 - 12:00; 16:00 - 20:00
D1W 15:30-17:00, 19:00-20:00 Weekdays; 15:00-17:00, 19:00-20:00 W/ends & B/Hols
D2E 15:30-17:00, 19:00-20:00 Weekdays; 15:00-17:00, 19:00-20:00 W/ends & B/Hols
D2E Short Stay Unit 15:00-17:00, 19:00-20:00
D2W 15:30-17:00, 19:00-20:00 Weekdays; 15:00-17:00, 19:00-20:00 W/ends & B/Hols
D3E 15:30-17:00, 19:00-20:00 Weekdays; 15:00-17:00, 19:00-20:00 W/ends & B/Hols
D3W 15:30-17:00, 19:00-20:00 Weekdays; 15:00-17:00, 19:00-20:00 W/ends & B/Hols
D4E 15:30-17:00, 19:00-20:00 Weekdays; 15:00-17:00, 19:00-20:00 W/ends & B/Hols
D4W 15:30-17:00, 19:00-20:00 Weekdays; 15:00-17:00, 19:00-20:00 W/ends & B/Hols
D5E 15:30-17:00, 19:00-20:00 Weekdays; 15:00-17:00, 19:00-20:00 W/ends & B/Hols
D5E Extension 15:30-17:00, 19:00-20:00 Weekdays; 15:00-17:00, 19:00-20:00 W/ends & B/Hols
D5W

15:30-17:00, 19:00-20:00 Weekdays; 15:30-17:30, 19:00-20:00 W/ends & B/Hols

D6E/D6W 07:00 - 19:00
D7E 15:30-17:00, 19:00-20:00 Weekdays; 15:00-17:00, 19:00-20:00 W/ends & B/Hols
D7W Adolescent Open visiting until 20:00, Parents only after 20:00
Eye Ward 15:30-17:00, 19:00-20:00 Monday - Friday. Weekends - closed
High Dependency Unit 14:00 - 20:00 
Intensive Care Unit 12:00 - 22:00 
 


Please observe the Health Board's no smoking policy.

Last updated: 01 April 2014