Royal Gwent Hospital

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ROYAL GWENT HOSPITAL

Arms of Royal Gwent Hospital

Official blazon

Arms : Per pale azure and sable, three fleurs-de-lys Or; on a chief ermine a rod of Aesculapius between two ancient lamps or enflamed proper.
Crest: On a wreath of the colours, An ancient lamp gules, enflamed proper, charged with a fleur-de-lys Or.
Motto: Goreu olud iechyd.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on January 24, 1919.

The fleur de lys bas been taken from the arms of the old Kings of Gwent; the rod of Aesculapius represents medicine, and the lamp symbolises nursing. Longfellow's poem, " Santa Filomena," spoke of Florence Nightingale as " the lady with the lamp."

The motto, " Goreu Olud Iechyd," is Welsh for "Best Wealth Health."


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Literature : The Hospital, August 30, 1919.