The Welsh Burn Centre for Burns & Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea Bay University Health Board

The Welsh Centre for Burns & Plastic Surgery
Swansea Bay University Health Board
Morriston Hospital
Heol Maes Eglwys
Swansea SA6 6NL
Switch: 01792 702222

The Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery is the only burn service in Wales and treats patients from South and Mid-Wales*, as well as the most severely injured adult patients across the network. Severely injured paediatric patients are referred to the Children’s Burns Centre in Bristol. The Centre provides high quality centre-level care for burn injured adult patients and Unit-level burn care to children.

The Centre provides 24/7 consultant-delivered care with a strong emphasis on multi-disciplinary team (MDT) working.

Daily multi-disciplinary ward rounds include surgeons, anaesthetist/intensivists, therapists and nurses. Severely injured patients are cared for in a purpose-built, enclosed unit with full facilities and operating theatres.

Rehabilitation is managed by a specialist team of occupational therapists and physiotherapists with support from a consultant clinical psychologist.

As soon as recovery allows, English patients are repatriated to a Specialised Burn Service closer to where they live for ongoing care and rehabilitation.

Multi-disciplinary surgical and scar-management clinics are held at the Centre and at University Hospital of Wales (UHW) Cardiff.

The burn outreach service offers clinics in Brecon, Laughne and Cardiff.

The Centre also treats patients from South and Mid-Wales suffering extensive skin loss from necrotising fasciitis (NF) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN).

Tele-referrals accepted by the Welsh Centre for Burns & Plastic Surgery (Always ring the service as well).  

Further information about tele-medicine system can be found on the Tele-referral page.

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*Patients in North Wales will be taken to a Specialised Burn Service within the Northern Burn Care Network.

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