Aberdare General Hospital

Aberdare General Hospital (Welsh: Ysbyty Cyffredinol Aberdâr) was a health facility on Abernant Road, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. It was managed by the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.

Aberdare General Hospital
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Entrance road to the site of the former Aberdare Hospital (geograph 3863918).jpg
Entrance to Aberdare General Hospital
Aberdare General Hospital is located in Rhondda Cynon Taf
Aberdare General Hospital
Shown in Rhondda Cynon Taf
Geography
LocationAbernant Road, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales
Coordinates51°43′06″N 3°26′27″W / 51.7183°N 3.4408°W / 51.7183; -3.4408Coordinates: 51°43′06″N 3°26′27″W / 51.7183°N 3.4408°W / 51.7183; -3.4408
Organisation
Care systemNHS Wales
TypeGeneral
History
Opened1917
Closed2012
Links
ListsHospitals in Wales

HistoryEdit

The facility was opened by Joseph Shaw, chairman of the Powell Duffryn, in July 1917.[1] After a major fire on 27 September 1929, the hospital was rebuilt and reopened by the Duchess of York in April 1933.[2] It joined the National Health Service in 1948[3] but, after services transferred to the Ysbyty Cwm Cynon, Aberdare General Hospital closed in 2012.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "End of an era as hospital site is handed over for demolition". Wales Online. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Aberdare General Hospital, Records". Archives Hub. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Aberdare and Mountain Ash General Hospitals". Hansard. 27 November 1972. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  4. ^ "A chronology of the history of the Cynon Valley to c.2013". Cynon Valley History Society. Retrieved 19 March 2020.