Hywel Dda University Health Board

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Hywel Dda University Health Board
Formation1 October 2009
TypeLocal Health Board
HeadquartersHafan Derwen, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3BB
Region served
Carmarthenshire Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire
Official language
English, Welsh
Steve Moore
10,000 (approx.)
RemarksHywel Dda Local Health Board is the operational name of Hywel Dda University Health Board

Hywel Dda University Health Board (Welsh: Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol Hywel Dda) is a local health board in Wales which was established on 1 October 2009 from the merger of the Hywel Dda NHS Trust, the Pembrokeshire Local Health Board, Ceredigion Local Health Board and Carmarthenshire Local Health Board. The local health board is named in honour of historic south west Wales king Hywel Dda. Hywel Dda Local Health Board provides healthcare services to a total population of around 372,320 throughout Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. The Headquarters of Hywel Dda is based in Hafan Derwen, St David’s Park, Carmarthen.

The former Hywel Dda NHS Trust (Welsh: Ymddiriedolaeth GIG Hywel Dda) was formed on 1 April 2008[1] replacing Carmarthenshire NHS Trust, Ceredigion & Mid Wales NHS Trust and Pembrokeshire & Derwen NHS Trust.[2]


Acute hospitals are marked with a *


The board spent £3,676,211 on private health providers between April 2013 and March 2015 to carry out NHS work on elective surgery because difficulties with recruitment impaired its capacity for elective surgery.[3]


  1. ^ The Hywel Dda National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Order 2008
  2. ^ Western Telegraph: NHS to Trust in Hywel
  3. ^ "Private healthcare spending by Welsh NHS up to £6m". Health Investor. 6 July 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2015.

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