Singleton Hospital

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Singleton Hospital
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
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Singleton Hospital
Geography
Location Singleton Park, Swansea, Wales
Organisation
Care system NHS Wales
Hospital type Teaching, Secondary care
Affiliated university Swansea University
Services
Emergency department No
Beds 550
History
Founded 1958
Links
Website www.swansea-tr.wales.nhs.uk
Lists Hospitals in Wales
Other links Morriston Hospital

Singleton Hospital is a 550-bed hospital located in Sketty Lane, Swansea, Wales, operated by Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board. The main building was completed in 1958. The hospital adjoins Singleton Park and the main campus of the Swansea University where there is a nursing school and a school of medicine. Singleton Hospital hosts one of the teaching centres for Swansea University School of Medicine;[1] the other teaching centre is based at the nearby Morriston Hospital.

Departments include:

  • Acute General Medical
  • Care of the Elderly
  • General Surgical
  • Dermatology
  • Ophthalmology
  • ENT and Radiotherapy Departments
  • High Dependency Unit and Intensive Care
  • Coronary Care Unit
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • General Paediatric Department
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (recognised as a sub-regional Centre)
  • Genetic counselling clinics are held weekly
  • Genito-Urinary Medicine Unit
  • Department of Medical Physics and Radiotherapy
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology, including Cellular Pathology
  • Radiology (including Wales' first 3-tesla MRI scanner)
  • Haematology (regional bone marrow transplant centre)
  • Oncology (South West Wales Cancer Centre)

There is also a GP-led Minor Injuries Unit which takes on some of the responsibilities typically dealt with by an Accident and Emergency department, in a more convenient location for many living in the city.[2] The main A&E for Swansea is in Morriston.

The Maggie's Cancer Care Centre for South West Wales is located in the grounds of Singleton Hospital built according to a design by late Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa.[1]

Singleton Hospital also benefits from its own Hospital Radio Station, Radio City 1386AM which has been part of the hospital since 1968.

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Coordinates: 51°36′34.00″N 3°59′08.00″W / 51.6094444°N 3.9855556°W / 51.6094444; -3.9855556