Abertillery and District Hospital

Abertillery and District Hospital was a community hospital in Aberbeeg, near Abertillery with approximately 91 full and part-time staff. It was latterly operated by the Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board. It was founded in 1922 and closed in 2008.

It had 52 beds in three ward areas:

  • Gilbert Strachen Ward had 18 beds, providing respite care, long-term inpatient care and interim care to patients waiting to move to residential or nursing homes.
  • John Dunlop Ward had 16 beds managed by local general practitioners and by the nursing staff where no medical intervention is required
  • Cwmnant Ward had 18 beds, providing care for the elderly mentally ill

The NHS hospital was closed in 2008. The hospital building is Grade II listed.

The hospital was used for scenes in the Doctor Who episode “The Eleventh Hour”, the film Skellig, and the third series of Being Human.


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