St Woolos Hospital
|St Woolos Hospital|
|Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board|
|Location||Newport, Wales, United Kingdom|
|Care system||Public NHS|
|Hospital type||Community and Mental Health Hospital|
|Founded||1837 (workhouse infirmary)|
|Lists||Hospitals in Wales|
Saint Woolos Hospital (Welsh: Ysbyty Sant Gwynllyw) is a community and mental health hospital serving the city of Newport and surrounding areas. It is located in the Stow Hill area and is named after Saint Gwynllyw. The main Royal Gwent Hospital is close by.
The buildings at St Woolos were originally opened as a workhouse by the Newport Poor Law Union. In 1915 it was agreed that it be converted into a Military Hospital for wounded soldiers, and it came under the control of the 3rd Western General Military Hospital in Cardiff.
The Casnewydd Unit consists of 8 wards:
- Penhow - Rehabilitation for Neurology and Thoracic patients
- Ruperra - Stroke rehabilitation
- Tredegar - Psychiatric unit
- Gwanwyn - Orthopaedic rehabilitation
- Dermatology - This ward includes day case and outpatients
- Holly - Mental Health
- Hawthorn - Mental Health
- Sycamore - Mental Health
The Springfield Day Hospital is located in the Casnewydd Unit.
- Peeling, Brian and Knight, Cliff (2004) The Royal Gwent and St. Woolos Hospitals: A Century of Service in Newport (The Old Bakehouse)
- Jones, Robin (1988). History of the Red Cross in Monmouthshire 1910-1918. British Red Cross Society. p. 40.