Congenital Heart Disease is a specialist service so different types of care are provided in different ways across the hospitals in the Network.

In the South West, South West region there are three levels of CHD centres (hospitals) where services are provided. The information below outlines the different levels of care offered. 

Level 1 Care: Specialist Congenital Heart Disease Surgical Centre – University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

  • Fetal services
  • Neonatal intensive care service
  • Children’s and adult’s surgery
  • Specialist diagnostic and imaging services
  • Specialist catheter interventions
  • Specialist imaging
  • Adult's and children's outpatient services

Level 2 Care - Specialist Congenital Heart Disease Centre – University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff 

  • Fetal services
  • Specialist diagnostic and imaging services
  • Some adult catheter interventions
  • Adult's and children's outpatient services

Level 3 – Local Congenital Heart Disease Centres

  • Assessment of GP referrals
  • Basic cardiac diagnostic services
  • Ongoing outpatient care and management

Level 3 Hospitals in the South West and South Wales:

Please note the Hospitals provide both Adult and Paediatric care unless specified differently below. 

  • Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (Truro) 
  • Aneurin Bevan UHB (Nevill Hall) 
  • Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust (Musgrove Park) 
  • Aneurin Bevan UHB (Royal Gwent, Newport) 
  • Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB, Royal Glamorgan 
  • Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB, Prince Charles 
  • Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Swindon)
  • Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB (Princess of Wales) 
  • North Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Barnstaple) 
  • Swansea Bay UHB (Singleton Hospital) 
  • Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust (Torquay)
  • Glangwili General, Hywel Dda UHB 
  • Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Withybush General, Hywel Dda UHB 
  • Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust (Paediatrics only) 


To find out more, please visit the South Wales & South West Congenital Heart Disease Network website by clicking here