Royal Glamorgan Hospital

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Royal Glamorgan Hospital RGH
Ysbyty Brenhinol Morgannwg
Cwm Taf University Health Board
Royal Glamorgan Hospital - - 400543.jpg
Main Entrance
Location Talbot Green,
Rhondda Cynon Taf,
Care system NHS
Hospital type All Purpose
Emergency department Yes
Beds 570
Founded 2000
Website NHS webpage

The Royal Glamorgan Hospital (Welsh: Ysbyty Brenhinol Morgannwg), is a District General Hospital in Ynysmaerdy, Talbot Green, near Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales.[1] The Hospital is operated and maintained by Cwm Taf University Health Board and has around 570 beds.[2]

Built beside Ely Valley Road – about three miles (5 km) north of Junction 34 (Llantrisant, Rhondda, A4119) of the M4 motorway – on what was known as ' Gwaun Elai ' (English: Ely Meadow), the Royal Glamorgan Hospital opened in 2000 as a replacement for the ageing World War Two hospital, East Glamorgan General Hospital that was located in Church Village, near Pontypridd.

The River Ely flows through the hospital grounds.


The Hospital provides a comprehensive range of in-patient, day case and outpatient facilities together with Accident and Emergency and Diagnostic facilities. There are also nine Operating Theatres. State of the art facilities are provided within the Radiology Department and the hospital is close to being filmless with digital images and reports available to clinicians across the site.

The hospital's Accident & Emergency department is no longer consultant lead due to a restructure of Accident & Emergency functionality along the M4 Corridor.

The Special Care Baby Unit will be moved to Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil in a multimillion-pound[3] refurbishment of services.

Other facilities[edit]

  • Critical Care services including:
    • Accident & Emergency
    • Intensive ** - one of the first units in UK to agree to be the part of ICNARC data collection, always willing to be part of accountable high quality delivery of care to critically ill patients. The current date can be looked into at ICNARC's website (will be available soon).
    • High Dependency Unit, - 4 bedded unit coping with current constraints on patient intake.
  • Cardiac Unit
  • Paediatric unit
  • Special Care Baby Unit
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Acute Mental Health Unit
  • Ophthalmic unit
  • I.C.U Intensive Care Unit/H.D.U High Dependency Unit medical/surgical and Mental Health Units.


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Coordinates: 51°32′49″N 3°23′30.50″W / 51.54694°N 3.3918056°W / 51.54694; -3.3918056