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Princess of Wales Hospital


The Princess of Wales Hospital is a district general hospital which opened in 1985. The hospital is located on the outskirts of Bridgend town in South Wales, and provides acute health services to the local population of approximately 160,000 people.


As well as providing acute services, certain specialist services are provided to a much wider catchment population eg, the Pulsed Dye Laser and Cochlear Implant Programme are available for patients much further afield.

The hospital provides a comprehensive range of acute surgery and medicine for patients of all ages, including inpatient, outpatient and day services. The above services are offered within facilities which include: Emergency Department (A E); e mergency and planned surgery; e mergency medicine; gy ynaecology, obstetrics and neonatal unit; p aediatric (children s) services; a cute mental health care (Coity Clinic); m ain operating theatres and a purpose-built Day Surgery Unit; and ophthalmology unit (day surgery and outpatients).

The hospital also has: an Intensive Care/ High Dependency Unit; co oronary care beds; a sho rt stay unit; and f ull range of diagnostic and support services; a p alliative care centre (Y Bwythyn Newydd); p rivate clinic/nnpatient facilitites (Bridgend Clinic) and a discharge lounge.

Postgraduate Centre

The hospital has an excellent Postgraduate Centre which incorporates a library, lecture theatre and seminar facilities.

Bridgend Clinic

There is a dedicated private patient s unit (Bridgend Clinic) located within the hospital which has inpatient beds and outpatient facilities.

A number of consultants, along with visiting consultants, provide private services, in a pleasant environment. Bridgend Clinic has all the benefits of being part of a large District Hospital, whilst maintaining privacy in elegant surroundings.

Given that the Bridgend Clinic is a non-profit making organisation, all of the additional income generated by the facility is ploughed back into the services provided by the Princess of Wales Hospital for the benefit of the local community.

Staff Residence

The staff residence at the Princess of Wales Hospital has accommodation for up to 90 single occupants and 15 units for married accommodation

All the accommodation is fully furnished, close to the M4 junction 36 and 20 minutes from Cardiff or Swansea. Close to coastal areas of Southerndown, Ogmore by Sea and Porthcawl.

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