Welcome to Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan, the new Local General Hospital
for Blaenau Gwent. The hospital is the first publicly funded hospital in the UK
with single rooms, all with en suite facilities. Fittingly, the hospital was the first hospital in the UK
to be named after Aneurin Bevan, the founder of the NHS.
Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan has 96 in-patient beds and also incorporates an adult mental health unit with outpatient, day care and an 11 bedded in-patient facility.
The hospital also has an out-patient department, a dedicated minor injuries unit, enhanced diagnostic support and a comprehensive therapies department.
The hospital has a No Smoking Policy which also incorporates the grounds of the hospital.
There are four wards within the hospital. They are:
Carn-y-Cefn Ward (Mental Health)
The catchment area covers the whole of Blaenau Gwent. However, the out-patient department and Radiology also cover some of the surrounding Monmouthshire areas.
Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan is the start of a new direction in patient care, as the single rooms with en-suite facilities enable better control of infection, as well as offering a more peaceful and quiet environment to aid recovery. There are also social areas on the ward for patients to socialise with other patients and meet their visitors.
Patients being treated at Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan are also set to benefit from new state of the art diagnostic services. The department of radiology in the new hospital includes digital Wi-Fi X-Ray equipment and is the first of its kind in Wales. This means that clinical staff can view images instantly and there is much less radiation used. Images can also be sent electronically to other hospital sites to be viewed by other experts, which dramatically cuts down the waiting time for results.
Minister for Health and Social Services, Edwina Hart AM, performed the official opening of the hospital on 9th December 2010, at a ceremony attended by current Health Board members, former members of Blaenau Gwent LHB and Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust, Aneurin Bevan’s family members and members of the Community Advisory Panel, as well as staff and partner organisations. The Minister looked around the hospital and talked to staff and patients benefiting from the excellent new facilities.
The hospital is situated between the Festival Park Shopping Centre and Ebbw Vale town centre off the A4046.
The main road from the north is the A465 Heads of the Valley Road
. Come off this road at the Ebbw Vale roundabout onto the A4046. At the next roundabout take the second exit, remaining on the A4046. Follow this road which takes you past the town bus stops. Keep on this road until you come to a set of traffic lights. At these lights turn left down onto Festival Drive
. Take the first left onto the hospital road.
From the South - M4 come off at junction 28. Take A467 road marked Brynmawr (A467). Follow the road which by-passes Abercarn and Newbridge. At Crumlin traffic lights carry straight on until you come to Aberbeeg. Take the first left off this roundabout, follow A4046. At next roundabout take second exit (straight on the by-pass road). Keep on the A4046 to the next roundabout. (Brewers Fayre is on the left hand side). Take the third exit off this roundabout. Follow the road up and the entrance for the hospital is at the top of the road on the right hand side.
There is a bus service for patients and visitors – E3/E4
E3 – Brynmawr-Abertillery-Ebbw Vale-Brynmawr
E4 – Brynmawr-Ebbw Vale-Abertillery-Brynmawr
The E4 arrives at the Hospital at 29 minutes past the hour.
The E3 arrives at the Hospital at 11 minutes past the hour.
The Arriva train service from Cardiff
to Ebbw Vale arrives at Festival Park
at half past the hour. There is a one mile walk from the station to the hospital.
The hospital site has ample car parking spaces, with Blue Badge parking and parent and child spaces closer to the entrance. There is a drop off point outside the main hospital area.
The hospital has a restaurant which is located on the ground floor immediately adjacent to the main entrance. This provides snacks and refreshments from 8:30am - 6:00pm and also serves hot food as follows:-
|9:30 – 11:30am |
|Lunch Menu ||12:30 – 2:00pm |
|Afternoon Tea Menu ||4:30 – 6:00pm |
There is a hospital shop for the sale of newspapers and sundries.
The Hospital Chaplains visit each ward regularly. Arrangements can be made for other religious leaders to visit.
All in-patient beds have a television and radio system with no cost.
The visiting times for the Ebbw, Sirohwy and Tyleri wards are:- 11:00am to 8:00pm. However, the wards have protected meal times and visitors are asked to avoid interrupting patients at this time. Visitors are also asked to respect the fact that patients are receiving treatment whilst in hospital and may be asked to leave during rehabilitation and identified quiet times for the patients.
Carn-Y-Cefn Ward visiting times are Monday to Friday 5:00pm to 6:00pm and 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Weekends and Bank Holidays - 3:00pm to 6:00pm and 6:30pm to 8:00pm