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Glangwili District General Hospital, Carmarthen

Glangwili General Hospital is situated in the county town of Carmarthen on the River Towy. It is the largest acute District General Hospital in South West Wales.


The learning opportunities provided at GGH include ward based and classroom based teaching that is led by Foundation Doctors, more Senior Grade Doctors and Consultants. Professionals from other specialties will also provide teaching sessions, particularly those within the world of medicine and health care, such as Specialist Nurses, Pharmacists, Radiographers and Coroners.

Specialities providing ward based and formal classroom based teaching include:

  • Cardiology
  • Anaesthetics
  • Surgery
  • Paediatric
  • Haematology
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Microbiology
  • Radiology

Medical students on placement at GGH are encouraged to attend elective and CEPOD (24hr emergency) theatre along with a wide variety of outpatient clinics.

Clinical Skills

GGH have a wide variety of clinical skill simulators that allow students and doctors ample opportunities to practise different procedures, such as naso-gastric intubation, suturing and injections.

A MetiMan for Human Factors and Simulation Training, a realistic life size model, simulates various resuscitation scenarios that arise within medicine and surgery.

Medical Education Centre

The GGH Medical Education Centre is based on the outskirts of the hospital and is a venue regularly attended by Doctors and medical students.

Facilities include modern seminar rooms, a large lecture theatre, undergraduate office and computer suite, all fully-equipped with the latest AV equipment.

Centre staff play an active role in planning education and encouraging multidisciplinary learning and teaching across the hospital.

Departmental Meetings are held weekly or twice weekly and MDTs are held weekly or monthly (depending on the specialty). Many of the meetings take place at lunch time and catering is provided most days.

Doctors can find out information regarding courses and further training in the centre, which also provides information and support to medical students on placement.


Student accommodation of a good standard is provided on-site.


Carmarthenshire is a beautiful place worth visiting in its own right, boasting the Towy Valley, estuary and Carmarthen Bay.

The National Botanical Gardens of Wales are nearby, along with the picturesque coastal towns of Llanstephan and Laugharne (home of Dylan Thomas) and beaches such as the seven-mile-long Pendine Sands.