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Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr

Ystrad Fawr Way
Ystrad Mynach
CF82 7GP
Tel: 01443 802200

Please note- there is no Emergency Department at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr. Life-threatening emergencies must go to The Grange University Hospital.

Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr 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  Minor Injury Unit
  • Medical Assessment Unit
  • Day Surgery - surgery where you are operated on and discharged on the same day
  • 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
  • Wide variety of Specialist Outpatient Clinics
  • An Elderly Frail Unit for the care of older people
  • 164 inpatient beds
  • Children’s Outpatient appointments
  • Maternity services
  • Bowel Screening


Care for Minor Injuries is provided by Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr'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.

The Grange University Hospital provides specialist services for our most seriously ill patients or 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 

Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr provides a wide range of routine outpatient appointments for children and certain elective day case surgery, for example tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy.

Emergency care for children under one year old will take place at The Grange University Hospital. Children over one year old should still attend Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr for minor injuries.


Maternity Services 

Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr offers a midwifery-led birthing unit for routine deliveries. New mothers will have single en-suite delivery and aftercare rooms and have the option of using water birth facilities.

For care before and after birth, it will provide antenatal and postnatal clinics led by consultants and midwives.

Getting you the right care
If your health deteriorates whilst you are being treated at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr 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 Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr:

  • Outpatient Appointments
  • Diagnostics
  • Consultant In-Reach
  • Heart Failure Clinics
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • In-Patient beds
  • Medical Assessment and Elderly Frail Unit
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Wide range of Outpatient Clinics
  • Diagnostics (Through MIUs in the future for children over one year of age)
  • Elective Day Case Surgery (E.g. Tonsillectomy / Adenoidectomy)
  • Phlebotomy
  • Paediatric Colposcopy
  • In-Patient beds
  • In-Reach to Assessment Units / Ambulatory Care and Wards
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • X-Rays
  • CT Scans
  • MRI Scans
  • Ultrasound
  • Outpatient Appointments
  • Outpatient Appointments
  • Routine Surgery and Procedures - Specialist Audiologist Services
  • Day Case Surgery
  • Specialist Audiology Services
  • Outpatient Appointments
  • Routine Surgery and Procedures - Elective Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy Services
  • In-Reach
  • Outpatient Appointments
  • Routine Surgery and Procedures
  • Day Cases
  • Midwife led
  • Delivery Suite - Midwifery Led Unit
  • Antenatal Care
  • Post Natal Care
  • Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit
  • Birthing Pool
  • Neonatal Clinics
  • In-Patient Ward
  • Older Adult Service
  • Learning Disability Liaison Service
  • Inpatient Neurology advice and/ or review
  • Outpatient Appointments
  • Routine Outpatient Services
  • Diagnostics
  • Local Fracture Clinics
  • Routine Surgery - Extremity
  • Routine Procedures
  • Elective Surgery and Ward (for patients needing an overnight stay)
  • Elective Day Case Surgery
  • Elective Extremity Surgery
  • Elective Clinics
  • Out of Hours response for Head and Neck
  • Point of Care Testing
  • Planned Operations (Elective) - Lower limb
  • Day Surgery - Lower limb
  • Outpatient Appointments
  • Outpatient Appointments
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Lung Function Testing
  • General In-Patient beds
  • Outpatient Appointments
  • In-Reach


  • Minor Injuries
  • Medical Assessment Unit (including short stay ward) - Selected take in hours
  • Diagnostics
  • Fracture Clinic
  • Outpatient Appointments
  • Routine Surgery and Procedures
  • Flexible Cystoscopy
  • Day Cases
  • Elective Unit
  • Outpatient Appointments

Travel, Parking and Facilities

New site map currently under review

Welcome to Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr, Caerphilly Borough's Local General Hospital.
Many services previously only available at The Royal Gwent Hospital, Prince Charles Hospital and The University Hospital of Wales will now be available for local residents right here in Ystrad Mynach. Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr has replaced the 85 year old Caerphilly Miners’ Hospital, Ystrad Mynach Hospital Ty Sirhowy Mental Health Unit and smaller community hospitals in the area with the most up to date health facilities.
The hospital has 269 beds, all in single ensuite bedrooms which will help to provide high quality care, reduce hospital acquired infection rates and give patients the privacy and dignity they need. 
The hospital wards are:
Bedwas 1.1 (Medical Assessment Unit)
Oakdale 2.1  (Rehabilitation)
Bargoed 2.2 (Stroke)
Rhymney 2.3 (Surgery)
Risca 3.1 (Sub-acute)
Penallta 3.2 (Frailty)
Mental Health wards are - Annwylfan, Ty Cyfannol and Ty Glas.

A car park with more than 600 spaces is located underneath the main building. Blue badge and easy access parent and child spaces are situated closer to the entrances. There are several entrances from the car park. Near each entrance are lifts which will take you directly to the level you need. Main reception is on the lower ground floor.

Parking at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr is free.

Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr
Ystrad Fawr Way,
Ystrad Mynach,
CF82 7GP

By Car: Please view Google Maps for directions.

From the M4 Caerphilly and the south:

Exit M4 at junction 32 and take the A470 north. Leave the A470 at the 2nd junction (Nantgarw) and from roundabout take 3rd exit onto A468  towards Caerphilly (Caerphilly road). Stay on A468 across two roundabouts. At next (Pwllypant) roundabout take 1st exit onto A469 towards Newbridge. Bear right at next roundabout (A469). Stay on A469 across next two roundabouts and bear left after hospital sign. Turn left at traffic lights.

From A465:

Take the turning onto the A4060 at Dowlais. follow A4060 south to its junction with A470, join A 470 and travel south towards Cardiff, through Pontypridd. Leave the A470 at the Nantgarw junction and from roundabout take 1st exit onto A468  towards Caerphilly (Caerphilly road). Stay on A468 across two roundabouts. At next (Pwllypant )roundabout take 1st exit onto A469 towards Newbridge. Bear right at next roundabout (A469). Stay on A469 across next two roundabouts and bear left after hospital sign. Turn left at traffic lights.

From New Tredegar and Bargoed:

Take the A469 south to Ystrad Mynach. At the main Ystrad Mynach roundabout stay on A469 south towards Caerphilly. Bear right at the filter lanes and turn right at traffic lights into the hospital.

From Blackwood and the east:

Take A472 west towards Ystrad Mynach, travel through Maesycwmmer. Note: major road improvements are being carried out at present to improve traffic flow at this junction, you are advised to follow traffic instructions and the hospital will be clearly signposted. At main Ystrad Mynach roundabout take filter lane left towards Caerphilly. Bear right at the next filter lanes and turn right at traffic lights into the hospital.

By Bus: Travelling to and from Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr by bus is easy. There are regular buses from the main transport interchanges at Bargoed, Caerphilly and Blackwood.
Bus stops are conveniently located on Caerphilly Road and feature high access kerbs and new bus shelters. The hospital entrance is only a few metres walk across a flat and well-lit public space.
Bus services 4, 26, 50, C9, C16 and C17 all travel to Ystrad Fawr Hospital.

Traveline Cymru – My Health Journey:

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

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3

Chief Outpatients

Out of Hours GP

Minor Injuries Unit and Local Emergency Center

Maternity Services





Mental health


Medical Assessment

Bedwas Ward 1.1

Multidisciplinary Education Center

Oakdale Ward 2.1

Bargoed Ward 2.2

Rhymney Ward 2.3



Occupational Health

Risca Ward 3.1

Penallta Ward 3.2

All inpatient bedrooms have a television and radio system at no cost.

Retail facilities - Information on where you can purchase food and drinks


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) employs approximately 12,500 people over a range of Clinical and Non Clinical Services.

Our objective within the Catering Department is to provide our patients, visitors and staff with safe, high quality, wholesome and nutritious food.

Eating well and keeping healthy is an important part of a patient's recovery and will help speed up the process of making you well enough to go home sooner.

Whilst you are staying in hospital you will be asked in the morning for your preferred choice of menu for the day. However some people may need to have a specific diet menu depending on thier individual needs. Here at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr we have a red tray system in place and will put a special sign above your bed to indicate your needs. The nursing staff will inform the catering staff.

Please inform the nursing staff of any known allergens so they can make the catering team aware.

If you would like any additional information please speak to the ward hostess when they visit your room or contact the Catering Department on 52704/52251.

The following information is a guide to the Catering Services we provide and also the 2 week menu cycle.

'Proudly Working to Provide our Services with a Professional and Caring Approach'



Facilites Management

Mr Colin Philpott, Facilites Manager
Mr  Roy Godsall, Operational Services Manager
Miss Emma Jobbins, Assisteant Operational Services Manager