Cardiff University Hospital

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Cardiff University Hospital

University Hospital of Wales (Welsh: Ysbyty Athrofaol Cymru) (UHW) is a major 1000-bed hospital in the Heath district of Cardiff, Wales. UHW is a teaching hospital of Cardiff University School of Medicine. Construction started in 1963 with the official opening in 1971. It was Europe’s first fully integrated hospital and medical school at a cost of £22 million. The hospital is the third largest University Hospital in the UK and the largest hospital in Wales. The hospital was previously part of Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust. In 2009 the Trust was dissolved and the hospital is now operated by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Our Mission and Vision

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, with our vision being that a person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be the same wherever they live and whoever they are.

Shaping Our Future Wellbeing Strategy 2015 – 2025

This document sets out how we intend to deliver our strategic objectives over the next ten years.  It describes the challenges we face, the principles which will underpin the development of our services and the steps we intend to make to bring about the change required to achieve our vision. It recognises the need to take a balanced approach to achieving change for our population, our service priorities, our sustainability and our culture.

Main Hospital Building

Main hospital building
Main hospital building

Heath Park
CF14 4XY

Telephone: 029 2074 7747

The Main Hospital Building is located off Central Way at Heath Park Campus.  There are two entrances to the concourse, one vehicular entrance accessed from the Gateway Circus roundabout, with drop off/pick up points and a taxi rank outside an accessible entrance.  The second accessible entrance is accessed from The Gateway via paths through a grassed area.

The are several lifts and accessible toilets throughout the Main Hospital Building.  There are two accessible refectories on the lower and upper ground floors.