Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

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Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
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Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Abbreviation ABMU HB
Formation October 1, 2009; 7 years ago (2009-10-01)
Type Local Health Board
Headquarters 1 Talbot Gateway, Baglan Energy Park, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 7BR
Coordinates 51°36′50″N 3°48′51″W / 51.613753°N 3.814123°W / 51.613753; -3.814123
Region served
Bridgend county borough, Neath Port Talbot, Swansea, Western Vale of Glamorgan and Ystradgynlais (Powys)
Official language
English, Welsh
Paul Roberts
Affiliations Swansea University
16,000 (approx.)
Website www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/863/
Remarks Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board is the operational name of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABM) (Welsh: Bwrdd lechyd Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg) is local health board in Wales. ABM covers Bridgend county borough, Neath Port Talbot, Swansea, the western part of Vale of Glamorgan and Ystradgynlais in Powys.

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board was formally created on 1 October 2009 when ABM University NHS Trust formally merged with the Local Health Boards of Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend. The headquarters for ABM University NHS Trust was located in Baglan Bay and the first Chief Executive was Paul Williams. ABM University NHS Trust was in turn formed on 1 April 2008 from the merger of Swansea NHS Trust and Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust.

ABM is the largest Heath Board in Wales, serving 600,000 people and employing 16,000 staff. The health board has a budget of more than £1.3 billion, has 18 hospitals and 46 community clinics and health centres, and is a designated university trust linked to Swansea University.[1] Training centres are located at Singleton Hospital, Morriston Hospital and Phillips Parade Children's Orthopaedic Clinic.


Acute hospitals are shown in bold, clinics are shown in italics:

  • Angelton Clinic – an Elderly, Mentally Infirm (EMI) unit looking after elderly patients mainly those with Alzheimer's disease there are currently three wards; Ward One, Two and Three. There is also a facility in Bridgend for rehabilitation called Cefn Yr Afon which is located on Quarella Road.
  • Caswell Clinic – medium secure unit based on the site of Glanrhyd Hospital, there are seven wards Tenby, Penarth, Ogmore, Cardigan and Newton ward. Cedar and Rowan wards will open in early 2015, and are rehabilitation wards.
  • Cefn Coed Hospital – psychiatric hospital
  • Cimla Hospital – elderly care and rehabilitation centre for patients of Neath Port Talbot Hospital
  • Clydach Hospital – provides a range of clinical services
  • Fairwood Hospital – continuing care centre for patients of Singleton Hospital and Morriston Hospital, includes care beds for local GPs
  • Garngoch Hospital – elderly care
  • Gellinudd Hospital – elderly care and rehabilitation hospital in Pontardawe
  • Glanrhyd Hospital (1857–) – provides continuing care facilities and mental health services, has day care unit, located in Pen-y-fai near Bridgend.
  • Gorseinon Hospital – elderly care and rehabilitation hospital, outpatient clinic and specialist Parkinson's treatment centre
  • Learning Disability Units – the combined name for a number of learning disabilities homes and assessment and treatment units (AATU) that provide specialist care from RNLD nurses . ABMU is responsible for learning disability services across a large area of South Wales . These units include, (some not listed)
    • Dan-y-bont (Kenfig Hill)
    • Hafod Y Wennol AATU (Pontyclun)
    • Bryn Afon (Ferndale)
    • Meadow Court (Tonyrefail)
    • Ty Garth Newydd (Church Village)
    • Ty Penfro (Cardiff)
    • The Laurels & The Briary (Cardiff)
    • Rowan House AATU (Cardiff)
    • Llywneryr AATU (Swansea)
    • Dan-Y-Deri (Swansea)
    • Llety Newydd (Cardiff)
  • Maesteg Community Hospital (1912–) – inpatient, day centre, community care and continuing care hospital in Maesteg. There is currently a single ward called Llynfi, there is also an outpatients department and a day surgery for the locality. Formerly there was a second ward Cwn Hafan which closed down in 2012, and patients being transferred to vacant beds around bridgend.
  • Morriston Hospital – university teaching hospital
  • Neath Port Talbot Hospital – district general hospital
  • Pencoed Clinic – used mainly for family planning and midwifery
  • Princess of Wales Hospital (1985–) – district general hospital
  • Singleton Hospital – university teaching hospital
  • Tonna Hospital – base for psychiatric care for the elderly in the Vale of Neath, includes day care hospital

Former Hospitals

  • Hill House Hospital – Closed in 2013, originally an isolation hospital more recently a rehabilitation hospital.
  • Parc Gwyllt Hospital – (1887–1994), A former mental health asylum, currently being used a prison.
  • Cefn Hirgoed Hospital – (1906–1990), A former isolation hospital and infirmary for elderly and disabled patients, demolished to make way for Sainsbury and McArthur Glen Shopping Centre.
  • Heddfan Hospital – (1906–1980), A former isolation hospital, demolished to make way for the M4 motorway.
  • Bridgend General Hospital – Formerly a workhouse, became a district general hospital in 1900.
  • Penfai Hospital – (1936–?) Closed.
  • Maesgwyn Hospital – Closed in 2011, A former community hospital.
  • Blackmill Hospital – Closed in 1985, A former community hospital.
  • Llynfi Hospital
  • Hensol Hospital (1930–2003) – A former learning disability hospital, the hospital became no longer necessary once the care for patients with learning disabilities moved to community care. The remaining patients who could not be cared for in community were moved out to learning disability bungalows to help them integrate with their local community.

Community Mental Health Teams[edit]

The health board has 9 Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs):


  • Bridgend North CMHT – Based at Maesteg Community Hospital in Maesteg
  • Bridgend South CMHT – Based at Quarella Road Mental Health Unit (formally the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust Headquarters) in Bridgend
  • Western Vale CMHT – Based at Cowbridge Health Centre in Cowbridge

Neath Port Talbot[edit]

  • Neath Port Talbot North CMHT – based in Pontardawe
  • Neath Port Talbot South CMHT – based at the Forge Centre in Port Talbot


  • Swansea West (Area 1) CMHT – Based at Central Clinic in Swansea
  • Swansea Central (Area 2) CMHT – Based at Central Clinic in Swansea
  • Swansea North (Area 3) CMHT – Based at Clydach War Memorial Hospital in Clydach[2]


Use of the private sector[edit]

In 2015-6 the board sent 1,599 patients to private sector providers for elective procedures to reduce waiting times because of its lack of capacity at a cost of £3.74 million, compared to 317 in 2014-5 and 160 in 2013-4.[3]


  1. ^ Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust – About Us
  2. ^ "Community Mental Health Teams". City and County of Swansea Council. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  3. ^ "NHS patients treated at private hospitals increases fivefold in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot". South Wales Evening Post. 11 May 2016. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 

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