Ysbyty Glan Clwyd


Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 5UJ

Paddington – Ward 17
08000 844017

Rupert – Ward 18
03000 844018

Hospital Information

The visiting for Paediatric Wards is mentioned below. It is important that you speak to the ward staff to find out the most up to date information or visiting restrictions.

Both parents or primary care givers have unrestricted access during the day to stay with their child on the unit/ ward (only one parent at night).

Siblings can visit however only 2 persons around the cot/bed space, one of which should be a parent.

All visitors must follow advice and guidance from staff,

All visitors must follow good hand hygiene and washing of hands, including the use of the alcohol gel provided on the ward/ unit.

Travel Information

Travelling by Car
Leave the A55 at junction 25, follow the signposting from the exit roundabouts and join Rhuddlan Road. Continue for approximately ½ mile and turn into the hospital grounds at the mini-roundabout. Patient and visitor car parking is signposted at the front and northern side of the site.

The car parks are often very busy in peak times. If you are brining your child in as an emergency (i.e. if they have a temperature), please drive to the back of the hospital past the Cancer Centre and round to the left towards the maternity entrance. You will see a barrier – please press the buzzer for the Children’s unit and let them know who you are. The barrier will be lifted, please park in the 1st space on your right. This is a drop of area only, please move your car to one of the main car parks once your child is settled on the ward.

Travelling by Public Transport
The hospital is located approximately 4 miles from Rhyl railway station. For information on rail travel information, go to: Traveline Cymru

There is a regular daily bus service from Rhyl and a number of other local towns directly into the hospital.

Ward Facilities

There are two oncology cubicles on the unit. One on ward 17 and one on ward 18. The cubicles have been decorated to make them more homley and comfortable. Both have profiling beds, TV’s, their own toilet and observation monitoring equipment. Both cubicles have a put down bed and lazy chair for parents/carers. Each oncology child will have a box of their favourite things created for them by the playroom staff which can be brought to them on every admission. The unit has a parents room where a hot drink can be enjoyed, children are not allows access to this area. There are three playroom staff who can bring toys and activities to the cubicle. If you child is well enough they may be able to close the playroom to other patients to allow your child to enjoy time playing in there with a minimal risk of infection.

There is a snack box available for oncology patients only provided by Giddo’s Gift Charity. The charity also provides meal-vouchers for our parents/carers so you can have a hot meal from the canteen while staying on the ward.

Facilities on Site
  • League of Friends shop and tea bar
  • Macmillan: Cancer Information and Support Services (CISS)
  • On-site and disabled parking spaces
  • Canteen and dining room area
  • Hospital radio
  • Cash machine
  • Toilets and baby changing facilities – ‘Changing Places’ accredited toilet
  • Multi-faith centre

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