County Hospital, Torfaen

The County Hospital (Welsh: Ysbyty'r Sir) is a community hospital in Griffithstown in the county borough of Torfaen, Wales. It is often referred to locally as Panteg Hospital. It is managed by the Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board.

County Hospital
Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board
County Hospital South Entrance.jpg
County Hospital south entrance, Coed-y-Gric Road
County Hospital, Torfaen is located in Torfaen
County Hospital, Torfaen
Shown in Torfaen County Borough
LocationGriffithstown, Torfaen County Borough, Wales, United Kingdom
Coordinates51°41′24″N 3°01′32″W / 51.690137°N 3.025591°W / 51.690137; -3.025591Coordinates: 51°41′24″N 3°01′32″W / 51.690137°N 3.025591°W / 51.690137; -3.025591
Care systemPublic NHS
TypeGeneral Hospital
Emergency departmentNo Accident & Emergency
ListsHospitals in Wales


The hospital has its origins in the Pontypool Union Workhouse and Infirmary established in 1837.[1] A new infirmary was built to the north of the workhouse in 1895.[1] It subsequently became known as Panteg County Hospital.[1] The minor injuries unit closed in November 2011.[2] The purpose built osteoporosis unit (DXA) was opened in 2010[3] and a bone fracture liaison clinic opened in July 2015 as an extension of the DXA service.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b c "Pontypool". Workhouses. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Hospital unit closes". Chepstow Beacon. 1 December 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  3. ^ "County Hospital osteoporosis". Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  4. ^ "New clinic opens for over 60s to check for signs of osteoporosis". ITN. 19 July 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  5. ^ "New service aims for earlier detection of bone disease". Pontypool News. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2018.

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