Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board covers Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend. It serves a population of around half a million people and manages an annual budget of £1.3bn. It’s the service provider for Wales and the south west of England in burns and plastic surgery, as well as providing forensic mental health services across south Wales and learning disability services between Swansea and Cardiff. It also runs general medical services at HM Prison Swansea and, as a university health board, has strong partnerships with Swansea University.
Its hospitals include:
Morriston Hospital is the site of Swansea’s major A&E unit and also the major trauma centre for south west Wales. It has 750 beds in modern buildings and includes acute general medical and care for the elderly facilities and a paediatric unit.
Specialisms: Including coronary care, neurology and the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery.
Location: Heol Maes Eglwys, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 6NL
Tel: 01792 702222
Neath Port Talbot General Hospital:
The 270-bed Neath Port Talbot Hospital opened in 2003 and provides a range of inpatient, outpatient and day case services for the people of Neath Port Talbot. It has a minor injuries unit, a midwife-led birth centre and mental health in-patient facilities. It also has a children’s centre and the Yr Rhosyn palliative care unit.
Specialisms: NPT Hospital is the site of the IVF and fertility centre for Wales. Other specialist services include neuro rehabilitation and gynaecology surgery.
Location: Baglan Way, Port Talbot SA12 7BX
Tel: 01639 862000
Princess of Wales Hospital:
The Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend is a district general hospital on the outskirts of the town centre providing acute services to a population of around 160,000. It has an A&E department and gynaecology, obstetrics and neonatal and paediatric facilities, as well as acute mental health services in Coity Clinic and palliative care at Y Bwythyn Newydd. The site includes accommodation for up to 90 single occupants and 15 units for married accommodation.
Specialisms: Including pulsed dye laser treatment and a cochlear implant programme.
Location: Coity Road, Bridgend, CF31 1RQ
Tel: 01656 752752
This 550 bed-hospital next to Swansea University overlooks Swansea Bay and provides acute general medical services, care of the elderly, surgical, ophthalmology, ENT and radiotherapy services. Singleton Hospital has a High Dependency Unit, as well as obstetric and gynaecological departments and secondary care services including ophthalmology, ENT and dermatology. Singleton also has a consultant-led maternity unit and a neonatal intensive care unit, recognised as a sub-regional centre for very sick babies, although maternity and NICU services are due to move to Morriston Hospital in the future.
Specialisms: Singleton provides specialist regional oncology services as well as complex cancer cases. The South West Wales Cancer Institute and a separate chemotherapy day unit are also here, as well as Maggie’s Centre for cancer patients and their families.
Location: Sketty Lane, Swansea SA2 8QA
Tel: 01792 205666