Withybush General Hospital

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Withybush General Hospital
NHS Wales
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Geography
Location Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°48′46″N 4°57′53″W / 51.8127°N 4.9647°W / 51.8127; -4.9647Coordinates: 51°48′46″N 4°57′53″W / 51.8127°N 4.9647°W / 51.8127; -4.9647
Organisation
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type District General
Services
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
Beds 311
History
Founded 1979
Links
Website www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/862/page/41088
Lists Hospitals in Wales

Withybush General Hospital is a 311-bed district general hospital[1] in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is one of four acute general hospitals operated by Hywel Dda Health Board.

History[edit]

The hospital was built between 1973–78 and officially opened 15 June 1979.[2] A new Emergency and Urgent Care centre was opened in 2010.[3]

There were concerns about the hospital's long term prospects, leading to protests in 2010.[4]

In September 2014 a new renal dialysis unit run by Fresenius Medical Care Renal Services Ltd was opened at the hospital, with a contract to run for at least 7 years.[5]

As part of the reorganisation of acute services in Wales a 24/7 inpatient paediatric service will be provided at West Wales General Hospital from October 2014. Withybush will have a new 12-hour paediatric ambulatory care unit [6]

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