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Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr

Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr
Ystrad Fawr Way,
Ystrad Mynach,
CF82 7EP
01443 802200
Welcome to Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr, Caerphilly Borough's new Local General Hospital.
Many services previously only available at The Royal Gwent Hospital, Prince Charles Hospital and The University Hospital of Wales will now be available for local residents right here in Ystrad Mynach. Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr has replaced the 85 year old Caerphilly Miners’ Hospital, Ystrad Mynach Hospital Ty Sirhowy Mental Health Unit and smaller community hospitals in the area with the most up to date health facilities.
The hospital has 269 beds, all in single ensuite bedrooms which will help to provide high quality care, reduce hospital acquired infection rates and give patients the privacy and dignity they need. The hospital also has a Nurse-led Minor Injuries Unit within a 24-hour local emergency centre, integrated mental health unit, and provides day surgery, and comprehensive diagnostic, outpatient and therapy services.
The new hospital is at the heart of plans being developed by Aneurin Bevan Health Board and Caerphilly County Borough Council (CCBC) to improve health and social care for the local population.
The hospital wards are:
Bedwas 1.1 (Medical Assessment Unit)
Oakdale 2.1  (Rehabilitation)
Bargoed 2.2 (Stroke)
Rhymney 2.3 (Surgery)
Risca 3.1 (Sub-acute)
Penallta 3.2 (Frailty)
Mental Health wards are - Annwylfan, Ty Cyfannol and Ty Glas.
  • St Davids Foundation Hospice is on site providing palliative care.
  • Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr is a completely smoke-free site, including all buildings and grounds
  • Public engagement has been a key factor in the development of the new hospital.
  • Hundreds of local residents have been involved in a series of Community Engagement Forums which looked at various aspects of the scheme.
  • In total there have been six meetings held to date and another is planned for May 2012 to get feedback from the community and to issue any other important information.
Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr is in Ystrad Mynach, between the A469 Caerphilly to Newbridge Road and the old Caerphilly Road between Ystrad Mynach and Llanbradach
Getting there      
By car - From the M4 Caerphilly and the south:
Exit M4 at junction 32 and take the A470 north. Leave the A470 at the 2nd junction (Nantgarw) and from roundabout take 3rd exit onto A468  towards Caerphilly (Caerphilly road). Stay on A468 across two roundabouts. At next (Pwllypant) roundabout take 1st exit onto A469 towards Newbridge. Bear right at next roundabout (A469). Stay on A469 across next two roundabouts and bear left after hospital sign. Turn left at traffic lights.
From A465-
Take the turning onto the A4060 at Dowlais. follow A4060 south to its junction with A470, join A 470 and travel south towards Cardiff, through Pontypridd. Leave the A470 at the Nantgarw junction and from roundabout take 1st exit onto A468  towards Caerphilly (Caerphilly road). Stay on A468 across two roundabouts. At next (Pwllypant )roundabout take 1st exit onto A469 towards Newbridge. Bear right at next roundabout (A469). Stay on A469 across next two roundabouts and bear left after hospital sign. Turn left at traffic lights.
From New Tredegar and Bargoed:
Take the A469 south to Ystrad Mynach. At the main Ystrad Mynach roundabout stay on A469 south towards Caerphilly. Bear right at the filter lanes and turn right at traffic lights into the hospital.
From Blackwood and the east:
Take A472 west towards Ystrad Mynach, travel through Maesycwmmer. Note: major road improvements are being carried out at present to improve traffic flow at this junction, you are advised to follow traffic instructions and the hospital will be clearly signposted. At main Ystrad Mynach roundabout take filter lane left towards Caerphilly. Bear right at the next filter lanes and turn right at traffic lights into the hospital.
By bus - Travelling to and from Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr by bus is easy. There are regular buses from the main transport interchanges at Bargoed, Caerphilly and Blackwood.
Bus stops are conveniently located on Caerphilly Road and feature high access kerbs and new bus shelters. The hospital entrance is only a few metres walk across a flat and well-lit public space.
Bus services 4, 26, 50, C9, C16 and C17 all travel to Ystrad Fawr Hospital.
A car park with more than 600 spaces is located underneath the main building.  Blue badge and easy access parent and child spaces are situated closer to the entrances.  There are several entrances from the car park. Near each entrance are lifts which will take you directly to the level you need.  Main reception is on the lower ground floor.
The main hospital concourse is one floor above ground level. The hospital has three floors, all departments are clearly signposted, with a colour coded wayfinding system.
Level 1 -
Level 2
Level 3
Main Outpatients
GP Out of Hours
Minor injuries Unit and Local Emergency Centre
Maternity Services
Mental Health
Medical Assessment
Bedwas Ward 1.1
Multidisciplinary Education Centre
Oakdale Ward 2.1
Bargoed Ward 2.2
Rhymney Ward 2.3
Occupational Health
Risca Ward 3.1
Penallta Ward 3.2
There is a coffee shop and restaurant at the hospital. The restaurant is on level 1.
The Hoffi Coffi Coffee Shop is open from 9:00am to 6:00pm. Download the Hoffi Coffi Menu.
All inpatient bedrooms have a television and radio system with no cost.
  • Local Emergency Centre - Please note that this centre is not a 24 hour A & E Centre.  However, it comprises:
    • a Medical Assessment Centre (available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week)
    • a nurse led Minor Injuries Unit available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week
    • GP Out of Hours Service (If your GP surgery is closed, contact the GP Out of Hours Service on 0845 600 1231 for urgent medical problems or illnesses which cannot wait until usual surgery opening times.)
    • For more information on the Local Emergency Centre, please read the leaflet: How does the Local Emergency Centre work?
  • Acute medical ward with monitored beds
  • Rapid access clinics for urgent patients
  • A wide range of specialist and general outpatient clinics
  • CT scanner and MRI
  • Endoscopy Suite and Medical Day Case facility
  • Operating theatres providing day case and short stay surgery
  • Consultant and Midwife antenatal and postnatal care
  • Maternity Services- Midwifery led birthing unit for women who are likely to have normal deliveries, with single ensuite delivery, aftercare rooms and water birth facilities
  • Children's Outpatient Department
  • Rehabilitation beds 
  • Sub acute beds for people with long term conditions
  • Palliative care beds to provide choice for patients
  • Integrated therapies including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and hydrotherapy
  • Integrated Mental Health unit with outpatient services, day care facilities, acute beds, assessment and treatment beds, support care beds
  • Catering, domestic, portering services
  • General Office
  • Receipt and Dispatch
  • Works and Estates
  • Multi disciplinary training Postgraduate and Undergraduate education, Library Services
Visiting times in Bedwas (1.1) and Rhymney Wards (2.3) are from 3:00pm - 5:00pm and from 7:00pm - 8:00pm
You are welcome to visit patients in all other wards at any time from 11:00am until 8:00pm, except for patient meal times between 12:30pm -1:30pm, and 5:30pm - 6:30pm. These are protected mealtimes, but ward staff will welcome support from carers or relatives if this will help patients with their diet.
Read the guidelines on how you can display your artwork at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr.

Last updated: 01 July 2013