Aneurin Bevan University Health Board covers the former Gwent region, including Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen and south Powys. It employs 13,000 staff and serves more than 639,000 people – around 21% of the population of Wales. It has an annual budget of £1bn and has won 11 times at the NHS Wales Awards. It provides services in the community, child and family psychological health, acute paediatrics, maternity, neonatal and outpatient care.
Its hospitals include:
Chepstow Community Hospital
Opened in 2000, Chepstow Community Hospital has 47 beds and offers primary, community and secondary care, with adult social care services. It houses two GP practices and is the base for an integrated health and social care team and older adult mental health services.
Specialisms: In particular, Chepstow provides diagnostic and therapy services, including speech therapy and physiotherapy.
Location: Tempest Way, Chepstow, NP16 5YX
Tel: 01291 636636
County Hospital in Pontypool provides inpatient and outpatient services for Torfaen, taking patients from the Royal Gwent and Nevill Hall hospitals for rehabilitation after strokes or orthopaedic surgery, and for convalescence. Student nurses undertake placements at County Hospital, which is known locally as Panteg.
Specialisms: Including diabetes specialist nursing, social worker support and health promotion.
Location: Coed-y-Gric Road, Griffithstown, Pontypool, NP4 5YA
Tel: 01495 768768
Llanfrechfa Grange Hospital
Llanfrechfa Grange Hospital provides homes for people with learning difficulties who need health care. There are four homes in the community where residents are supported and a ten-bedded assessment and treatment unit. The unit offers a rapid response for those with learning disabilities who present major challenges to community services.
Specialisms: Including a multi-disciplinary team made up of learning disability nurses, therapists and medical staff offer support in the community.
Location: Llanfrechfa, Cwmbran, NP44 8YN
Tel: 01633 623623
Monmouth Hospital (Monnow Vale)
Monmouth Hospital (Monnow Vale) is an integrated health and social care facility, the first of its kind in Wales. It has 19 beds for post-surgery and terminally ill patients and provides services in social care, as well as community nursing teams and day services.
Specialisms: Paediatric audiology, mental health outpatients for adults, spinal injuries and cardiology.
Location: Drybridge Park, Monmouth, NP25 5AS
Tel: 01600 773113
Nevill Hall Hospital
Nevill Hall Hospital is a district general hospital in Abergavenny and provides inpatient, day case and outpatient services. The hospital is a designated major trauma centre with an accident and emergency department, and also has a postgraduate medical centre providing many specialisms. At weekends, the outpatient department’s facilities are used by GPs.
Specialisms: Including plastic surgery, oncology, integrated cross-sectional imaging and a new coronary care unit. There is a state-of-the-art gamma camera facility.
Location: Brecon Road, Abergavenny, NP7 7EG
Tel: 01873 732732
Royal Gwent Hospital
Located near Newport city centre, the Royal Gwent has more than 3,400 staff and 770 beds. A wide range of services are provided for inpatients, outpatients and day patients, while redevelopment has provided cardiology, medical day case and medical admission units, as well as paediatric A&E, refurbished outpatient facilities and an ophthalmology and otolaryngology unit. There are two new obstetric operating theatres, high dependency beds and a six-bed post-operative ward.
Specialisms: Including comprehensive emergency services for all ages and emergencies.
Location: Cardiff Road, Newport, NP20 2UB
Tel: 01633 234234
St Cadoc’s Hospital
St Cadoc’s Hospital is near Caerleon town centre and provides psychiatric care with inpatient and outpatient treatment, as well as a psychiatric intensive care unit.
Specialisms: It offers Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), adult and elderly mental health services.
Location: Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 3XQ
Tel: 01633 436700
St Woolos Hospital
St Woolos Hospital is a community and mental health hospital serving Newport and the surrounding areas. It has eight wards.
Specialisms: Neurology and thoracic rehabilitation, stroke and orthopaedic rehabilitation, psychiatric care, dermatology and mental health services.
Location: 131 Stow Hill, Newport, NP20 4SZ
Tel: 01633 234234
Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan (YAB)
Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan opened in 2010, replacing Ebbw Vale Hospital. It serves Blaenau Gwent and was the first publicly-funded UK hospital to provide single rooms with en-suites. It has 96 inpatient beds and four wards, plus social areas for patients. There are plans for a state-of-the-art diagnostic service and it also has Wales’ first digital wifi x-ray equipment.
Specialisms: Including an outpatient department, a minor injuries unit, diagnostic support and comprehensive therapies.
Location: Lime Avenue, Ebbw Vale, NP23 6GL
Tel: 01495 363636
Ysbyty‘r Tri Chwm (YTC)
Ysbyty’r Tri Chwm is a purpose-built centre providing excellent facilities for people over-65 with mental health problems. Teams of professionals are based at the unit and work in a variety of settings including clinics, day hospitals, wards and the community. It has two day hospitals operating Monday to Friday; Oak Parc, which has 22 places and provides care, treatment and support to people with dementia, and Elm Parc, which has 14 places and provides care, treatment and support to people over 65 with a psychiatric functional disorder.
Specialist assessment and treatment takes place both in the community and in the day hospitals, whilst respite care is available at Cedar Parc, which also provides some support care beds. Social services are also based at the unit, as well as a range of voluntary organisations including Age Concern and the Alzheimer’s Society.
Specialisms: Mental health services for older people, as well as outpatient clinics for children and adolescents with mental health issues and children and adults with learning disabilities.
Location: College Road, Ebbw Vale, NP23 6GT
Tel: 01495 353200
Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr (YTF)
The new Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr has replaced several smaller community hospitals in Caerphilly county borough, including the landmark Caerphilly Miners’ Hospital. It provides many services previously only available at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr and the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, and has the most up-to-date health facilities.
The new hospital is at the heart of plans by Aneurin Bevan UHB and Caerphilly Council to improve health and social care. The hospital’s 269 beds are all in single en-suite bedrooms, helping to provide high quality care, reduce hospital-acquired infection rates and give patients privacy and dignity. Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr also has a nurse-led minor injuries unit within a 24-hour local emergency centre and an integrated mental health unit, as well as providing day surgery and comprehensive diagnostic, outpatient and therapy services.
Specialisms: Including an acute medical ward, an endoscopy suite, consultant and midwife antenatal and postnatal care and a children’s outpatient department. St David’s Foundation Hospice, providing palliative care, is also based here.
Location: Ystrad Fawr Way, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, CF82 7GP
Tel: 01443 802200