ARCH will see the creation of health campuses across the region. The aim is to allow our hospitals to be dedicated to those who are acutely unwell and require specialist care and encourage an environment of collaboration, innovation, research excellence and develop highly skilled health professionals and educate the next generation of healthcare workers, scientists, researchers and innovators. This model will support improved health and wellbeing and allow us to provide care closer to home.

Singleton Health Campus:


will be a centre of excellence for a broad range of diagnostic, rehabilitation and treatment services. It will include: Rapid Assessment & Ambulatory Care Centre: With access to state-of-the-art diagnostics including advanced imaging and laboratory facilities. Open seven days per week and accessible to the public through GP referral; bedded wards under the care of GP and nurse practitioners available 24 hours a day designed to ease pressure on acute beds at Morriston Health Campus and support for out of hospital care and the wider “care closer to home” model. There will be provision for Mental Health Older People assessment beds and will provide a range of short stay, non-complex surgical operations.

Singleton Health Campus (SHC) will also allow the expansion of the already world-leading clinical trials work taking place at Swansea University at the Joint Clinical Research Facility ( J-CRF), the expansion of the Institute of Life Science (ILS) MediPark which is leading the way in  research, innovation and the translation and commercialisation of that research.

SHC will become an environment of co-production immersed in a teaching, research , innovation and translation culture closely aligned with the university’s Medical School, Institute of Life Science and College of Human and Health Sciences.  The College of Human & Health Sciences will unveil a new Health and Wellbeing Academy which will lead the way in delivering excellent services that offer a holistic approach to improving health and wellbeing of the local population through a range of complementary treatment and management approaches and also work to enhance student experience and learning.

Morriston Health Campus: 

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will provide a regional centre for acute medicine, critical care and specialist surgery centres, women and children’s centre, cancer centre, imaging and regional pathology, science and innovation. Millions have been spent on buying new land at the Morriston site - acquiring this land is the first step in actually delivering on the ARCH vision and shows the  commitment to the ARCH Programme.

The expansion of Morriston Hospital to create a health campus environment will provide faster  and  more  effective cancer treatment, improved access to specialist cancer services,  reduce cancelled operations due to lack of critical care beds, provide a 7-day surgical and medical service, reduce mortality for major trauma patients and increase critical care capacity.

The Morriston Health Campus (MHC) will include Women and Children’s Centre with paediatrics, obstetric, maternity,  neonatology, & acute gynaecology, an expanded Emergency Department which will include high speed CT Scanner , a Hyper Acute Stroke Centre,  will increase ward capacity for both surgical and medical care, a hostel for nocturnal dialysis and oncology patients, continue to provide supra regional services in Burns  & Plastic surgery, centralised cellular pathology & blood science lab services alongside a regional microbiology lab, elective orthopaedic capacity.

MHC will provide a world class specialist training environment for the next generation of doctors, nurses and therapists. Designed with increased proportion of single rooms (up to 50%) to support improved infection control and an environment which promotes dignity. New and existing estate will be developed in line with the highest environmental standards to maximise energy efficiency.

Building on the work of  the Joint Clinical Research Facility (J-CRF),  ILS@Morriston will realise a  world-class platform creating a quantum leap in research capacity. Clinical Research and Translation will add to quality  and availability of patient care as well as create new jobs

Hywel Dda Health Campus:

dda.JPGwill be made up of a network of integrated community and primary resource centres. These will include dementia friendly living centres and community diagnostic hubs including point of care testing.  

The Hywel Dda Health Campus area will use cutting-edge developments to support its residents with the ethos of ‘care closer to home’.  This aim will be supported by the development of telehealth and telemedicine services to which will be rolled out, at scale, to support safe and Prudent Health service delivery. By creating a robust Telehealth network we will help reduce travel time and costs and also consultation times which will ease the pressure on GPs.

ARCH is  driving forward people and  community-centred approaches to care. This approach is proven to  give people the confidence to manage their own health and care which in turn improves their health and wellbeing which reduces the demand on hospital admissions. It also improves patient experience and reduces the social isolation and loneliness often felt in rural communities.

We are working to keep people well for longer to ensure our hospitals are dedicated to those people who are acutely unwell and require specialist care and also reduce waiting times.