Withybush General Hospital

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Withybush General Hospital
Hywel Dda University Health Board
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Withybush General Hospital
Withybush General Hospital is located in Pembrokeshire
Withybush General Hospital
Shown in Pembrokeshire
Geography
LocationHaverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom
Coordinates51°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 systemPublic NHS
Hospital typeDistrict General
Services
Emergency departmentYes Accident & Emergency
History
Founded1942
Links
Websitewww.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/862/page/41088
ListsHospitals in Wales

Withybush General Hospital (Welsh: Ysbyty Cyffredinol Llwynhelyg) is a district general hospital in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is managed by Hywel Dda University Health Board.

History[edit]

The hospital started life in 1942 as a wartime hospital for wounded soldiers.[1] It was rebuilt between 1973 and 1978 and officially re-opened on 15 June 1979.[1] A new Emergency and Urgent Care centre was opened in 2010.[2]

There were concerns about the hospital's long term prospects, leading to protests in 2010.[3]

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.[4]

As part of the reorganisation of acute services in Wales a 24/7 inpatient paediatric service was to be provided at West Wales General Hospital from October 2014. Withybush was to have a new 12-hour paediatric ambulatory care unit. [5]

In April 2018 plans were announced to downgrade Withybush to a community hospital, with plans for a new hospital to be built near the Pembrokeshire-Carmarthenshire border.[6] A demonstration through Haverfordwest and other protests were held against the downgrading and loss of Accident and Emergency facilities.[7]

Services[edit]

Services offered or in development include inpatient facilities for palliative care, oncology and haematology patients.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nostalgia: Memories of Withybush Hospital". Western Telegraph. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Hywel Dda UHB: Withybush Emergency & Urgent Care Centre". Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Future of Bronglais and Withybush hospitals are secured". BBC. 4 August 2010. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Date finally set for opening of Withybush Hospital's multi-million pound dialysis unit". Milford & West Wales Mercury. 8 September 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  5. ^ "October 20 date set for removal of 24hr paediatrics from Withybush Hospital". Western Telegraph. 20 August 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  6. ^ Owain Clarke (19 April 2018). "New hospital and Withybush changes in Hywel Dda shake-up plan". BBC News. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Withybush Hospital protest and fun day". Western Telegraph. 12 June 2018. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  8. ^ "£1.5 m revamp of former children's ward needed before Ward 10 work can start". Western Telegraph. 19 April 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2019.

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