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 is currently assisting with the development of integrated surgical theatres across Wales. This will allow video streaming and live links to be accessed by medically allied professions.

As a regional training centre, WIMAT offers courses from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Royal College of obstetricians and Gynaecologists and hosts training courses provided by some of the world's leading medical suppliers. WIMAT also runs its own internationally acclaimed courses developed in Cardiff.

As a flexible training environment, WIMAT is happy to facilitate specific training requests and can assist in developing bespoke specialist courses.

WIMAT’s open door policy allows Welsh trainees the opportunity to access WIMAT's facilities to practise simulation procedures such as laparoscopic suturing, endoscopic procedures and other skills.

WIMAT also hires its facilities to other medically allied professions enabling other specialities such as Nutritionists, Tracheostomy Practitioners, Cardio Physiologists and others to train in a conducive environment.

WIMAT has been providing internationally recognised education in the art and science of Minimal Access Therapy that is unsurpassed for the last decade and continues to develop innovative training courses in new surgical technologies.

WIMAT's facilities include:

  • a surgical skills unit comprising of ten fully-equipped training stations
  • a lecture theatre with a two way audio-visual communication with a number of international integrated theatres
  • three teaching rooms

Room Booking

You can make a booking request by contacting us and requesting a form.

All requests for room bookings must be made on the booking form. A booking will not be confirmed in WIMAT's diary until a completed form is received.  Please contact WIMAT for further information on hiring our facilities.

Lecture Room (50 seat max)

The following facilities are available:

  • Live and interactive audio-visual link to UHW integrated theatre
  • LCD Projection
  • Dry wipe board and flip chart
  • Air Conditioning

An additional charge of £275 per day for technical assistance for use of the live audio-visual connection to  OR1 at UHW.

Training Skills Lab

Ten laparoscopic training stations, easily modifiable to undertake many aspects of medical training

Unit 14 Seminar Room

This seminar room can accommodate up to 25 delegates, with LCD projector, overhead projector, TV, Screen, Dry Wipe Board and Flipchart.

Unit 14 Boardroom

This room can accommodate up to eight people for either meetings or interviews and is equipped with LCD projection, screen, whiteboard and flipchart and telephone. This can also be used as a breakout room.

Unit 14 Small Skills Lab

This room can accommodate 2 Lab workstations, as a small meeting room of up to 6 or a clinical room, or used as a breakout room.

Please note that if rooms are hired after-hours (before 8.30am or after 4.30pm Monday to Friday) an additional £35 per hour will be charged. Facilities may be available on weekends on request and subject to availability. There will be a surcharge for this.

Refreshments/Lunch

We have a large breakout area for refreshments. Information on catering for breaks and lunches can be provided by WIMAT on request.

Trade Stands

We welcome Trade Stands. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

House Rules

All rooms must be left in the same condition as found at the start of the meeting/ course/training session.

Any damage to fixtures, fittings or instruments should be reported to WIMAT immediately and must be paid for.

It is recommended that you arrive in WIMAT in time to ensure the meeting room(s) is set up for your requirements.

Mailing, photocopying and fax facilities are available at WIMAT and will be charged appropriately.

The return of medical/surgical equipment and the supply and preparation of animal tissue will be charged appropriately.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations should be made in writing to WIMAT.

If a cancellation is made four weeks before the booking date, a fee of 25% (of the total room hire) will be charged, a cancellation fee of 50% will be charged after this time.

Parking

Please note that unfortunately there is no parking available at the Medicentre. However there is a multi-story car park across the road within walking distance, please see the map.

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