Withybush General Hospital

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Withybush General Hospital
NHS Wales
Withybush General Hospital Geograph-280886-by-ceridwen.jpg
Geography
Location Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°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 system Public NHS
Hospital type District General
Services
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
Beds 311
History
Founded 1979
Links
Website NHS Wales Withybush
Lists Hospitals in Wales

Withybush General Hospital is a 311-bed district general hospital[1] in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is one of four acute general hospitals operated by Hywel Dda Health Board.

History[edit]

The hospital was built between 1973–78 and officially opened 15 June 1979.[2][dead link] A new Emergency and Urgent Care centre was opened in 2010.[3]

There were concerns about the hospital's long term prospects, leading to protests in 2010.[4][dead link]

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.[5]

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. [6]

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.[7] A demonstration through Haverfordwest and other protests were held against the downgrading and loss of Accident and Emergency facilities.[8]

Specialties[edit]

[9]

  • A&E- Major 24/7
  • Adult Clinical Decision Unit
  • Antenatal
  • Colposcopy
  • Day Surgical Unit
  • ITU (Intensive Care)
  • Midwifery Led Unit
  • Outpatients
  • Puffin Paediatric Ambulatory Care Unit
  • Renal Dialysis Unit
  • Theatres
  • Ward 1- Trauma & Orthopaedics
  • Ward 2- Endoscopy
  • Ward 3- Colorectal & General Surgery
  • Ward 4- Gynaecology & General Surgery
  • Ward 5- Haemotology & Oncology Day Unit
  • Ward 6- Medical Day Unit
  • Ward 7- Gastroenterology & General Medicine
  • Ward 8- Acute Cardiac Care Unit
  • Ward 9- Formerly a Paediatric Inpatient Ward (currently being redeveloped into a Medical Step Down Unit to be opened in 2019/2020) [10]
  • Ward 10- Oncology & General Medicine
  • Ward 11- Acute Stroke Unit
  • Ward 12- Dementia & Frailty

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