Dolgellau and Barmouth Hospital

Dolgellau and Barmouth Hospital (Welsh: Ysbyty Dolgellau ac Abermaw) is a health facility in Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales. It is managed by the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. It is a Grade II listed building.[1]

Dolgellau and Barmouth Hospital
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Dolgellau and Barmouth Hospital
Dolgellau and Barmouth Hospital is located in Gwynedd
Dolgellau and Barmouth Hospital
Shown in Gwynedd
LocationDolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales
Coordinates52°44′27″N 3°52′55″W / 52.7408°N 3.8819°W / 52.7408; -3.8819
Care systemNHS Wales
ListsHospitals in Wales



A charitable fund for the purposes of building a local hospital was created in 1902.[2] It was initially established as a small infirmary within part of the Dolgellau Union Poorhouse in 1920.[3] A purpose-built facility, which was designed by Herbert North and Henry Hughes and substantially financed by a bequest from Elizabeth Douthwaite, the widow of a Lancashire merchant, opened in 1929.[3] A consulting room facility was added in 1933 and an operating theatre block was added in 1938 and, after it joined the National Health Service in 1948, it was further extended by the addition of new maternity facilities in 1998.[4]


  1. ^ "Dolgellau & Barmouth District Hospital". British listed buildings. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Proposed Cottage Hospital, Dolgelley". Towyn-on-Sea and Merioneth County Times. 21 August 1902. hdl:10107/3714773 – via Welsh Newspapers.
  3. ^ a b "Dolgellau Hospital (409686)". Coflein. RCAHMW. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Dolgellau and Barmouth Hospital". Historic Hospitals. Retrieved 21 March 2020.