Chepstow Community Hospital

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Chepstow Community Hospital
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
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Entrance to Chepstow Community Hospital
Chepstow Community Hospital is located in Monmouthshire
Chepstow Community Hospital
Shown in Monmouthshire
LocationChepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales
Coordinates51°38′23″N 2°41′05″W / 51.63972°N 2.68472°W / 51.63972; -2.68472Coordinates: 51°38′23″N 2°41′05″W / 51.63972°N 2.68472°W / 51.63972; -2.68472
Care systemNHS
TypeCommunity hospital
ListsHospitals in Wales

Chepstow Community Hospital (Welsh: Ysbyty Cymunedol Cas-gwent) is a community hospital located on the east side of St Lawrence Road in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales. It is managed by the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.


The site selected had previously been occupied by Mount Pleasant Hospital, a facility which had been built by the Admiralty for workers at the National Shipyard in Chepstow in 1917. It was used by ex-servicemen more generally from 1919, and later by the community as a whole. The new community hospital incorporates the old Admiralty portico moulding from the front façade of the old hospital.[1] St Lawrence Hospital, an old hospital speciaising in burns, had been located on the western side of St Lawrence Road.[2][3]

The new 87-bed hospital was procured under a Private Finance Initiative in 1997. It was built by Skanska at a cost of £10 million, accepted its first patients in February 2000 and was officially opened by Rt Hon Rhodri Morgan AM MP, the First Minister of Wales in October 2000.[4][5]

The minor injuries unit closed in November 2011.[6] In March 2013 a local councillor raised concerns that the hospital was just becoming a "glorified health centre".[7]


  1. ^ Ivor Waters, The Town of Chepstow, 1972
  2. ^ "Proposed Housing Development at Bayfield, Chepstow, Gwent". The Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust. p. 18. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Reserved Matters Application For Landscaping Scheme: St Lawrence Hospital, St Lawrence Road, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 5YX". Monmouthshire Council. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  4. ^ PFI Schemes Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "The Finances of NHS Wales 2002" (PDF). National Audit Office. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Hospital unit closes". Chepstow Beacon. 1 December 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Concern that Wales' first PFI-funded hospital, at Chepstow, is being downgraded into a 'glorified health centre'". Wales Online. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2019.

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