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Frequently Asked Questions - General Health

How do I get to Wrexham Maelor Hospital?

Location Map | By Train | By Bus | By Car | Contact the hospital | Visiting Times

By train

From Wrexham General Station, exit onto Mold Road. Turn right and walk along Mold Road towards the Racecourse Football Ground until you reach the Nightingale House Hospice Shop, with ATS opposite. Take the first left turn off Mold Road after ATS into Maesgwyn Road. The gates at the end of the road take you straight into the Maelor Hospital campus.

From Wrexham Central Station, turn right and exit the Island Green Shopping Centre through the car park entrance by the Time Computers store. Turn right at the road, and walk up to a small roundabout with Snack Shack shop on the left hand side. Cross straight over at the roundabout and pass over the level crossing.

By bus

A number of services from Wrexham's King Street Bus Station run past the Hospital on their way out of Wrexham. Alight from the bus at the first stop after passing over the level crossing. On buses passing the Hospital heading into Wrexham, alight by the Artificial Limb Centre.

By car

If approaching Wrexham from the north on the A483 leave this road at the junction with the A541 (signposted to Mold) and turn left. If approaching on the A541 from Mold go straight across the junction. Immediately move into the right hand lane to turn right at the roundabout. Continue past the entrance to B&Q to another roundabout where you should take the first exit. Follow the Rhyd Broughton Lane uphill to another roundabout and turn left for the Hospital.

If approaching from the south on the A483 leave this road at the junction with the A525 (signposted to Ruthin) and turn right to head towards Wrexham. If approaching on the A525 from Ruthin continue straight through the junction. After approximately 1/2 mile take the left hand turn signposted for the Hospital. Pass the Spire Yale Hospital on your right and take the second exit at the roundabout for the Hospital.

If approaching from the east on the A534 (from Holt & Nantwich) come into the town until the roundabout by the Swimming Baths with the distinctive peaked roof. Turn left and follow signs for the A525 to Whitchurch until you pass Halfords, Matalan and Colour Supplies on your right hand side to reach the traffic lights at the junction with St Giles Way. Turn right into this road. If approaching from Whitchurch on the A525 come into Wrexham, passing the TA barracks on your left. After passing through a set of traffic lights the road swings to the right and drops down hill to the traffic lights at St Giles Way. Turn left into this road.

In both cases, continue along St Giles Way, passing through a pedestrian crossing and another set of traffic lights before coming to the roundabout by the Island Green Shopping Centre. Pass straight over both this roundabout and the one that follows shortly afterwards, before crossing the railway at the level crossing.

Contacting the Hospital

The main Hospital Switchboard number is 01978 291100.

Visiting Times at the Hospital

Monday - Friday
Official visiting is 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm. During the afternoon, from 3.00pm to 7.00pm, visiting is at the discretion of the ward sister. Because of Consultant ward rounds we ask friends and relatives to avoid visiting during the morning. There is no visiting permitted during the patients' rest hour between 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm.

Saturday - Sunday
Official visiting is 2.00pm to 3.00 pm. Outside these times visiting is at the discretion of the ward sister.

My Health Visitor has referred me for child safety equipment and I have not heard anything

A letter will be sent out to tell you to come and collect smaller items.  We will contact you directly to arrange fitting of any gates and fire guards.  There is usually a 4 week delay.  For more information speak to the Health Promotion Support Officer on 01978 297063.

What is message in a bottle?

This is a scheme for older people or people who are vulnerable.  The idea of the scheme is to provide the emergency services with your vital information if you are taken ill or suffer from an accident.  A small bottle is supplied that is to be kept in the fridge containing a form that needs to be completed by yourself.  Bottles are available from doctors surgeries and pharmacies.  If you can assist with distribution please speak to the Health Promotion Officer on 01978 297068.

What is Moving More Often?

This is a scheme for older people or people who are vulnerable.  The idea of the scheme is to provide the emergency services with your vital information if you are taken ill or suffer from an accident.  A small bottle is supplied that is to be kept in the fridge containing a form that needs to be completed by yourself.  Bottles are available from doctors surgeries and pharmacies.  If you can assist with distribution please speak to the Health Promotion Officer on 01978 297068.

How can we join the smoke free register?

Speak to the Health Promotion Support Officer on 01978 297063.

Where can I get help to stop smoking?

Call the All Wales Smoking Cessation Service on 0800 085 2219.

What is Urbanwalks?

Urbanwalks is a scheme to promote walking.  A leaflet containing six short walks around the town centre has been produced.  The walks can be completed in a 30 minute lunch break or less.  Leaflets are available in town centre council offices, tourist information and the library.