The Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery


The Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery

About the Centre

Based in Morriston Hospital, Swansea, the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery provides a service for the people of South, Mid and West Wales. As the only centre in Wales, we are responsible for a population of 2.3 million people.  

In May 2010, the Welsh Centre for Burns was designated as the Adult Burn Centre for the South West UK Burns Network, covering a population of 10 million.  When the centre became the designated centre for adult patients in South Wales and the south west of England, the geographical area covered by us included Aberystwyth in West Wales to Portsmouth and Oxford. Complex burn injured patients from other parts of the UK can be referred to the Welsh Centre for Burns via the National Burns Bed Bureau. 

The service treats around 750 burns patients a year, of which half need inpatient treatment. It also treats over 6,500 plastic surgery cases. Approximately half are children. While the team does treat children with quite severe burns, those with more extensive injuries are transferred to the paediatric burn centre in Bristol.
The Morriston centre is also home to the specialist plastic surgery service for South Wales, treating patients from Chepstow to Aberystwyth. Plastic surgery at the centre has a wide remit and we are able to offer nearly all services in Swansea for congenital deformity, to treat cancer, following accidents and infections and for a range of acquired problems such as arthritis of the hands and the development of pressure sores. 

The Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery is also the base for Interburns, an international network for training, education and research in burns. 

Please go to this link to view Burns Patient Information and Ward leaflets.



Ward details/patient leaflets

Wards Ward Manager Ward Information Leaflet
Pembroke Ward  beds for emergency patients Victoria Davies  
Clydach Ward beds for elective (planned) patients Rhiannon Jones  
Powys Ward beds for burn patients Sarah Reavenall Powys Ward Patient Info LeafletPowys Ward Patient Info Leaflet
Tempest Ward beds for Critical Care burns facility Sue Salerno/Martin Nicholls Tempest Ward Patient Info Leaflet
Dyfed Ward beds for children Louise Scannell Dyfed Ward Patient Info Leaflet
Plastic Surgery Outpatients Department Sheriden Thomas  
Burns Theatres, Burns Dressings Rooms and Burns Outpatients Stephen Honeyman Burns Outpatients Appointment Card
We have a dedicated outpatient's department for both our Burns and Plastic Surgery patients, and also run clinics across South Wales in a number of locations, including: Aberdare; Abergavenny; Carmarmarthen; Cardiff; Llantristant and Newport.

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