WIMAT (The Welsh Institute for Minimal Access Therapy) was opened in 1994 in Cardiff Medicentre, on the shared site of the University Hospital of Wales and the University of Wales College of Medicine.

WIMAT is now under the auspices of Cardiff University and runs multi-disciplinary training courses across a range of surgical and medical specialties.

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Business hours

Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:30

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+44 (0)29 2068 2131


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WIMAT Courses

WIMAT's course provision is continually expanding. Currently our comprehensive educational programme includes basic, intermediate and advanced level courses in a range of specialties.

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Our Facilities

WIMAT's in-house facilities include an up-to-date surgical skills training lab comprising 10 fully equipped training stations,with simulation models. WIMAT offers live links, when requested, to local operating theatres.

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