Royal Gwent Hospital

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Royal Gwent Hospital
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, Cardiff Road entrance.jpg
Cardiff Road entrance of the hospital
Royal Gwent Hospital is located in Newport
Royal Gwent Hospital
Shown in Newport
LocationCardiff Road, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
Coordinates51°34′48″N 2°59′53″W / 51.580°N 2.998°W / 51.580; -2.998Coordinates: 51°34′48″N 2°59′53″W / 51.580°N 2.998°W / 51.580; -2.998
Care systemNHS Wales
Emergency departmentMinor Injury Unit only - not a full Emergency Department
Opened1836, moved 1901
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The Royal Gwent Hospital (Welsh: Ysbyty Brenhinol Gwent) is a local general hospital in the city of Newport. It is managed by the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. Since 2020, the hospital no longer has a full Emergency Department. Please call 999 or go to The Grange University Hospital in Cwmbran if you have a serious illness or injury. The Royal Gwent hospital has a 24-hour Minor Injuries Unit.


Newport and Monmouthshire Hospital new buildings in 1905

The hospital has its origins in the Newport Dispensary which was founded in Llanarth Street in 1839[1] and received its first-in-patients as the Newport Dispensary and Infirmary in 1867.[2]

It moved to a site in Cardiff Road donated by Viscount Tredegar in the early 20th century: it was officially opened there by Viscount Tredegar as the Newport and Monmouthshire Hospital in August 1901.[3] It changed its name to the Royal Gwent Hospital in 1913.[4]

The hospital joined the National Health Service in 1948: it was then completely reconstructed to create modern facilities in the early 1960s.[5]

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it was reported that around half of A&E medical staff had tested positive for coronavirus.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Newport Dispensary". Merlin. 30 March 1839. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport". National Archives. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Then and Now: Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport". South Wales Argus. 6 October 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  4. ^ "The fascinating pictures that show what life used to be like on Wales' hospital wards". Wales online. 13 August 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  5. ^ "District General Hospital Area 1: reconstruction of Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport". National Archives. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  6. ^ "'Half of A&E team' test positive for coronavirus". BBC News. 12 April 2020. Retrieved 12 April 2020.

Further reading[edit]

  • Baker-Jones, Thomas; Collins, William John Townsend (1948). History of the Royal Gwent Hospital 1839-1948. Newport, Monmouthshire: R H Johns.

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