Morriston Hospital

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Morriston Hospital
Swansea Bay University Health Board
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Morriston Hospital
Morriston Hospital is located in Swansea
Morriston Hospital
Shown in Swansea
LocationHeol Maes Eglwys, Cwmrhydyceirw, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
Coordinates51°40′56.00″N 3°56′02.00″W / 51.6822222°N 3.9338889°W / 51.6822222; -3.9338889Coordinates: 51°40′56.00″N 3°56′02.00″W / 51.6822222°N 3.9338889°W / 51.6822222; -3.9338889
Care systemNHS Wales
Affiliated university
Emergency departmentYes
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Morriston Hospital (Welsh: Ysbyty Treforys) is a 750-bed hospital located in Cwmrhydyceirw near Morriston in Swansea, Wales. It is managed by Swansea Bay University Health Board. Alongside its role as a district general hospital, Morriston is a teaching hospital for medical students of Swansea University Medical School.


The site was originally occupied by Maes-y-Gwernen Hall, a 19th-century farmhouse which was acquired by William Williams MP in 1885.[1] Williams's son, Jeremiah Williams, inherited the house in 1904 and invited David Lloyd George to stay there in 1918.[2] An emergency medical hospital was built on the site in 1942.[3]

By the late 1970s the hospital needed modernising. The design, which was undertaken by William Simpson using a nucleus layout which was capable of expansion,[4] was announced in December 1976 and planning permission granted in March 1978.[5] Construction began in 1981 and the building opened in October 1985.[6]

The Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, which was designed to provide care for the whole population of 2.3 million across West, Mid and South Wales, moved to the site from St Lawrence Hospital, Chepstow in 1994.[7]

In 2015 the Health Board announced plans to expand the site with focus exclusively on the care of the sickest patients.[8] Further to those plans, a new cardiac unit, built at a cost of £6.6 million, opened in August 2016.[9]


The hospital is the site of the major Emergency Department for Swansea and is considered by the Health Board to be the major trauma centre for South West Wales. In addition to general surgical and medical services, Morriston houses the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery.[7]

The hospital successfully trialled the use of robotic process automation to review rheumatology prescriptions in 2019. The Welsh government plans to set up an e-prescribing system.[10]

Public transport[edit]

The hospital is served by a regular bus service between Morriston Hospital and Singleton Hospital.[11]

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Heol Maes Egwlys   Morriston Hospital   Terminus


  1. ^ "Take a look inside as Maes-y-Gwernen Hall opens its doors". Llwchwr Community Network. 14 September 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Morriston celebrates centenary of David Lloyd George becoming PM". Llwchwr Community Network. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Morriston Hospital". Coflein. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  4. ^ 50 Years of Ideas in health care buildings Archived May 11, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Online Standard Details Archived 2012-02-20 at the Wayback Machine. (1978-03-30). Retrieved on 2013-08-12.
  6. ^ "Hospitals". Hansard. 19 December 1985. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  7. ^ a b "The Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery". Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  8. ^ "£600m Arch bid to 'transform' west Wales NHS". BBC. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  9. ^ "New £6.6m hospital cardiac unit is unveiled in a bid to improve surgery waiting times". Wales online. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Automation pilot cuts prescription checking time by two-thirds". Pharmaceutical Journal. 20 December 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  11. ^ "Singleton Hospital - Morriston Hospital". Bus times. Retrieved 9 February 2019.

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