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Royal Gwent Hospital

Cardiff Road
NP20 2UB
Tel: 01633 234234

Please note- there is no Emergency Department at the Royal Gwent Hospital. Life-threatening emergencies must go to The Grange University Hospital.

The Royal Gwent Hospital provides first-class care to the residents of Gwent and South Powys.  It provides a wide range of services with a focus on delivering general and routine care, including:

  • A 24/7 nurse-led Minor Injury Unit
  • Medical Assessment Unit
  • Planned Surgery and care after you have had a general anaesthetic
  • Rehabilitation and Therapy Services - Services like Physiotherapy and Speech and Language
  • Diagnostic Services - assessments, scans and x-rays that are needed for investigations including MRI and CT scans
  • A wide variety of Specialist Outpatient Clinics
  • An Enhanced Frailty Unit for the care of older people
  • 371+ inpatient beds
  • Children's Outpatient appointments
  • Maternity services


Care for Minor Injuries is provided by the Royal Gwent Hospital's Minor Injury Unit, which is run by our Emergency Nurse Practitioners.  Emergency Nurse Practitioners are experienced Clinical Professionals who specialise in the management of Minor Injuries. 

They will be able to treat you if you have a broken bone, a sprain, bruise, wound, small burn, bite, or a minor eye or head injury and many other injuries.  This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Grange University Hospital provides specialist services for our most seriously ill patients and those with significant injuries, and is the designated trauma unit for Gwent.  It is likely that if you need to be cared for at The Grange University Hospital, you will be directed there by a Healthcare Professional or taken there after calling 999.

What is a Medical Assessment Unit?
If you have a medical emergency or severe illness that needs to be diagnosed then you will be referred to one of our Medical Assessment Units. Doctors working in these facilities will run tests and assess you before deciding on the best course of treatment for you. You can’t walk into a Medical Assessment Unit – you need to be referred by your GP, a Paramedic, or another Medical Professional.

Most of our patients who are referred to a Medical Assessment Unit go home on the same day. Those that need admission to hospital for further care will be moved to one of our wards. Some patients may move to a different hospital to receive the care they need.

Caring for Children 

The Royal Gwent Hospital has a dedicated outpatients department for children which will provide clinic appointments with a play area.

Emergency care for children under one year old takes place at The Grange University Hospital.  Children over one year old should still attend the Royal Gwent Hospital for minor injuries.


Maternity Services 

For care before and after birth the Royal Gwent Hospital provides antenatal and postnatal clinics led by consultants and midwives.

For more information about birthing options available please see Maternity Services 12 Week Engagement - Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (


Getting you the right care
If your health deteriorates whilst you are being treated at the Royal Gwent Hospital and you need access to the specialists or critical care provided at The Grange University Hospital, we will transfer you there via our dedicated patient transport service.

Find out more about the range of services available at the Royal Gwent Hospital:

  • Outpatient appointments
  • Diagnostics
  • Consultant in-reach
  • Heart failure clinics
  • In-patient beds
  • Medical assessment and Elderly Frail Unit
  • Out-patient clinics
  • Wide range of routine outpatient clinics
  • Diagnostics (through MIUs in the future for children over 1 year of age)
  • Elective day case surgery (e.g tonsillectomy/ adenoidectomy)
  • Phlebotomy
  • Paediatric colposcopy
  • Critical Care outreach
  • In-patient beds
  • In-reach to assessment units/ ambulatory care and wards
  • Outpatient clinics
  • X-Rays
  • CT scans
  • MRI scans
  • Mammography
  • Ultrasound
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Outpatient appointments
  • Outpatient appointments
  • Routine surgery and procedures
  • Day Case Surgery
  • Step down beds
  • Specialist audiology services
  • Outpatient appointments
  • Routine surgery and procedures - Elective endoscopy
  • Gastro Ambulatory Care Unit
  • Endoscopy Services
  • Infusion Service
  • In-reach
  • Outpatient appointments
  • Routine surgery and procedures
  • Sexual Health services
  • Ultrasound
  • Urogynaecology surgery
  • Day cases
  • Midwife led
  • Delivery suite - Birthing pod
  • Antenatal Care
  • Post Natal Care
  • Birthing Pool
  • Antenatal & Fetal Medicine
  • Adult Crisis Liaison Service
  • Older Adult Service
  • Learning Disability Liaison Service
  • Outpatient appointments
  • Routine surgery and procedures
  • Complex surgery
  • 24/7 emergency surgery
  • Outpatient appointments
  • Routine surgery and procedures
  • Routine outpatient services
  • Diagnostics
  • Local fracture clinics
  • Routine surgery
  • Routine procedures
  • Elective surgery and ward (for patients needing an overnight stay)
  • Elective clinics
  • Out of hours response for head and neck
  • Haematology
  • Biochemistry
  • Point of care testing
  • Coagulation
  • Planned operations (Elective)
  • Outpatient appointments
  • Outpatient appointments
  • Sleep Service
  • Routine surgery and procedures
  • Asthma care
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Lung Function Testing
  • Cancer rapid access clinic
  • General in-patient beds
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Pleural procedures
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Oxygen clinic
  • TB service
  • COPD service
  • Outpatient appointments
  • In-reach
  • Minor Injuries
  • Medical Assessment Unit (inc short stay ward)
  • Diagnostics
  • Fracture Clinics
  • Outpatient appointments
  • Routine surgery and procedures
  • Flexible cystoscopy
  • Day cases
  • Elective Unit
  • In-patient (step down) beds
  • Outpatient appointments
  • Day case provision
  • Routine surgery and procedures

Travel, Parking and Facilities

New site map currently under review

This District General Hospital, with more than 3,400 staff and approximately 774 beds, provides a comprehensive range of hospital services for inpatients, day cases and outpatients.

The Health Board as a whole serves a population of more than 600,000 and many of the inpatient and specialist services at the Royal Gwent Hospital support the entire catchment area. Outpatient services are utilised primarily by those in Newport and the surrounding area.

A proposal is under discussion that would make the hospital a sub-Deanery of the University of Wales College of Medicine. This proposition builds on the substantial links that already exist between the Royal Gwent Hospital and the University Hospital of Wales, with a number of joint appointments in many clinical departments.

The hospital, along with St Woolos is serviced by the Operational Services Department.

Limited parking and Blue Badge parking is available within the hospital grounds and is free. 'Drop-off' points are also available should you need to drop someone at the hospital before you obtain a parking space. The staff at the front of the hospital will be able to direct you.
Extra parking is available and accessible via Mendalgief Road. To access Mendalgief Road, travelling away from the city centre, continue to go past the Royal Gwent Hospital (on your right), keep in the left hand lane, you will come to a set of lights. Turn left at the lights and take the second left into Mendalgief Car Park. 
Travelling from the M4 Tredegar Park direction, continue along Cardiff Road with Belle Vue Park on your left. At the traffic lights, keep to the right hand lane. Turn right, then second left into Mendalgief Road car park.

Cardiff Road
NP20 2UB

The Royal Gwent Hospital is situated on the western edge of Newport Town Centre on the A48 main road to Cardiff.

By Car: Please view Google Maps for directions.

By Bus: View the Newport City Council website for information regarding bus timetables and journey planners.

Traveline Cymru – My Health Journey:

Please note, timetables are subject to change during COVID, please check Traveline Cymru’s Covid update page:

Restaurants are Currently Staff Only

Due to Government advice concerning social distancing and other restrictions placed around Covid-19, it has regrettably been necessary to prohibit all visitors and members of the public from using the restaurant facilities at all of our hospital sites.

We very much regret the inconvenience this may cause to visitors and outpatients attending hospitals. However, we feel sure that you will understand that these measures are essential to protect our frontline NHS workers from the risk of infection within the community.

We appreciate your patience and understanding at this crucial time.


Costa Coffee on level 1, D Block - Open 7:00am to 21:30 Monday - Friday & 10:00 - 20:30 Saturday and Sunday (Hot food, snacks, and refreshments.)

The Belle Vue Restaurant level 3 "B" block - Open 7:30 to 20:00 (Full hot food menu). A shop adjoins for the sale of newspapers and sundries. 

Trolley services to the wards twice daily sell newspapers & sundries.

Hospital Chaplains visit each ward regularly. Arrangements can be made for other religious leaders to visit.