Posted: Sun 1st Mar 2020

Anglesey A&E – more information from North.Wales

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The last place anyone would want to visit while on Anglesey is the local hospital. However, it is good to be prepared in case you should have cause to go. If you need treatment in an A&E department while on Anglesey, Ysbyty Gwynedd is your best bet.

Where is it?

Ysybyty Gwynedd is in Bangor in mainland Wales. The postcode for those using satnav is LL57 2PW. The word ysbyty means hospital. The main road into the hospital complex is via Penrhos Road.

How can you get there?

The hospital is quite close to the island. While there are hospitals on Anglesey, none have an active A&E unit. Fortunately, Ysybyty Gwynedd is not far from the Menai Bridge and the Britannia Bridge. As you leave the Britannia Bridge via the North Wales Expressway, you can come off the Expressway and head for the A487 and follow the signs to the hospital.

Alternatively, head over the Menai Bridge and take the A487 south to approach the hospital from the opposite direction.

The main roads leading into the area are as follows:

• The North Wales Expressway from Anglesey or from the east of mainland Wales
• The A487 from the Menai Bridge or north Wales
• The A487 from the south

There are various public transport options running from Anglesey locations to the Gwynedd area, so you could travel via those methods if you do not have a car.

What are the travel times like?

If you are driving from Anglesey to mainland Wales to visit the hospital A&E department, you may wonder how long the journey will take. Fortunately, it doesn’t take too long even if you are far out at the extremes of the island.

The typical travel time to Ysybyty Gwynedd from Holy Island, for example, is around 27 minutes in good traffic if you take the North Wales Expressway. This goes over the Britannia Bridge and then round to Penrhos Road on the approach to the hospital.

If you are staying somewhere near Cemaes – a popular spot on the island – you have three potential routes to follow. The two fastest are around 24 miles each and should take between 44 and 48 minutes, so you’ll have a longer journey from that part of the island.

That said, if you experience an accident or serious illness, calling 999 should be your priority when seeking medical help.



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