Team base location

The team is based at the NICU’s and rotates one week in three between

  1. Swansea (Singleton Hospital)
  2. Cardiff (University Hospital of Wales) and
  3. Newport (Royal Gwent Hospital)


Geographical area covered

South Wales CHANTS cover the Network in South Wales up to Bronglais Hospital (Aberystwyth). North Wales CHANTS cover their area.

Cot locating service contact details 

The cot locator is carried out daily between 08:00-09:00 hrs and emailed out to units via distribution lists.

Please call the neonatal unit covering transport that week.

Team contact details for referrals

  • Singleton Hospital, Swansea:  01792 285403
  • University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff: 02920 742680
  • Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport: 01633 234844

Key contacts

Transport Clinical Lead

Dr Jean Matthes
Consultant Neonatologist
Singleton Hospital, Swansea
01792 285690
[email protected]

Service manager

Claire Richards
Senior Sister
Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport
01633 234599/8
[email protected]

Hospitals in service area


University Hospital of Wales


  • Singleton Hospital, Swansea
  • University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
  • Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport


  • Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil
  • Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend
  • Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny
  • West Wales Hospital, Carmarthen
  • Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant


Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth

Hours of service operation: 08:00-20:00hrs, 7 days a week.
Elective transfers: 08:00-20:00hrs, 7 days a week.

Remit of service (Paediatric/Neonatal) 

Neonatal transfers only.

Operational remit 

08:00-20:00hrs, 7 days a week.

CHANTS will transfer to/from England for uplifts and repatriations of Welsh babies

British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) is registered in England & Wales under charity number 1199712 at 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH.
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