About Swansea Bay UHB and the Medical School

We have strong links with its local health board Swansea Bay University Health Board (SBU).

SBU covers a population of approximately 500,000 people and has a budget of £1.3 billion. The Health Board employs approximately 16,000 members of staff, 70% of whom are involved in direct patient care.

The Health Board has four acute hospitals providing a range of services; these are Singleton and Morriston Hospitals in Swansea, and the Neath Port Talbot Hospital in Port Talbot. There are a number of smaller community hospitals primary care resource centres providing important clinical services to our residents outside of the four main acute hospital settings.

There are more than 300 General Practitioners, around 275 dentists, 125 Community Pharmacies and 60 Optometry premises across the Health Board. General Medical Services within Her Majesty’s Prison Swansea are also provided via SBU.

Training Doctors and Healthcare Professionals together

The Health Board is a University Health Board and as such has excellent links with Swansea University with whom it has a number of exciting joint projects currently underway. The Medical School worked in partnership with SBU to secure the Wales Graduate Entry Medical degree award at Swansea.

Advances in Research and Innovation

With the development of the Institute of Life Science (ILS) and ILS 2 and the Data Science Building at the Medical School has created a safe and effective environment for clinical trials at its Joint Clinical Research Facility housed at the Medical School on Singleton. Our close collaboration and partnership working  provides rich potential for medical, health and life science advances and also for the strong promotion of the local knowledge economy.

This collaborative approach has also led to the development of an ambitious programme for multi-disciplinary clinical skills teaching at postgraduate level to support the development of new and innovative ways of working within the NHS in Wales.