Morriston Hospital

Morriston Hospital

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The Hospital is one of the largest in Wales, and has around 750 beds. It provides acute general medical / care of the elderly beds (including medical sub-specialities). It provides trauma and orthopaedic services and a range of surgical / urological services. A full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services are provided.

The Hospital has recently undergone a massive 100 million redevelopment. Brand new buildings replace pre-war estate to provide a new main entrance, outpatients department and education centre. The outpatients department is accessed via the new main entrance of the hospital.

The Hospital provides a range of specialist tertiary services. These include renal medicine, neurology, oral and maxillofacial surgery and the regional tertiary cleft service for children and adults. The Hospital is home to the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery and provides bariatric (obesity) surgery for Wales. It offers one of two cardiac centres in Wales. Rheumatology and palliative medicine are also provided to a wide catchment area. These services are supported by critical care facilities.

Morriston Hospital is the site of the major Emergency Department (A&E) for Swansea. It is the major trauma centre for South West Wales.

The hospital has a paediatric unit with two teams caring for children undergoing plastic surgery, maxillofacial surgery, orthopaedics, trauma and general medical paediatrics. The unit has a High Dependency Unit caring for children with complex needs. There is also an outpatients department, children’s wards and a Children’s Assessment Unit.