Royal Gwent Hospital

Cardiff Road
NP20 2UB

Tel: 01633 234234
Services at this Hospital will be changing
When The Grange University Hospital opens in November 2020 services at our hospitals will change. Read more about the service changes at the Royal Gwent Hospital.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Visiting to our Hospitals is restricted
In order to protect patients, the public and our staff we are introducing restricted visiting on all of our wards and patient areas until further notice.

We recognise the importance of contact between patients, their families and carers, but we are taking the following updated measures to prevent the spread of infection.

Thank you for your co-operation and support during this unusual and ​challenging period.​​

We are actively promoting ‘virtual visiting’ using technology to keep in touch, using our free cloud Wi-Fi.​​

To keep up to date with the latest information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) please follow Aneurin Bevan University Health Board on social media.​

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.

In recent years a massive redevelopment programme has been undertaken to provide a new Cardiology Unit, Medical Day Case Unit, Medical Admissions Unit, Paediatric A&E, complete refurbishment of the outpatient facilities and a £5m Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology Unit. Work has now been completed on an expansion to the Main Delivery Unit, with two new obstetric operating theatres, high dependancy beds, extra delivery rooms and a six bed post operative support ward.

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. If that car park is full, go to the end of the car park to the exit, turn right and go to the end of the road. Directly opposite you will see the entrance to the Whiteheads Car park which is also available to visitors of the hospital.
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.

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

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.