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
Geography
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
Organisation
Care systemNHS
TypeCommunity hospital
History
Opened2000
Links
Websitewww.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/866/page/40469
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.

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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