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South Wales Organ Donation Services Team

The South Wales Organ Donation Services Team provide services to a population of 2.6 million. Geographically, the team cover Cardiff, Newport, Hereford, Abergavenny, Brecknockshire, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, and Pembrokeshire. Within this geographical area, the team provides a service for 5 health boards and 1 NHS trust. 

From 1 December 2015 the Human Transplantation Act (HTA) (Wales) introduced that consent for organ donation would be deemed in certain circumstances; a person has not registered an organ donation decision on the Organ Donor Register, is aged 18 or over, has lived for longer than 12 months and is ordinarily resident and also died in Wales, and had the capacity to understand the notion of deemed consent for a significant period before their death.

Team structure

Regional Clinical Lead - Katja Empson

Regional Manager - Jo Chalker

Team Managers - Sarah Beale and Bethan Moss 

Specialist Nurses - 13 

Practice Development Specialist - Michael Tobin

Administration Team
Lynne Woolcocks
Janet Woodley 

Contact Number - 0300 1231206

Organ Donor Referral Line - 03000 20 30 40

Statistics

The reports below provide a summary of data relating to potential and actual organ donors as recorded by NHS Blood and Transplant via the Potential Donor Audit (PDA), the accompanying Referral Record and the UK Transplant Registry.

The reports cover the time period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020. 

 

Executive Summaries for each Trust/Health Board:

Archived reports

As part of the PDA, patients aged over 80 years of age and those who did not die on a critical care unit or an emergency department are not audited nationally and are therefore excluded from the majority of this report. In addition, some information from this time period may be outstanding due to late reporting and difficulties obtaining patient notes. Donations not captured by the PDA will still be included in the data supplied from the accompanying Referral Record or from the UK Transplant Registry, as appropriate.

Some percentages in these reports were calculated using small numbers and should therefore be interpreted with caution.

The table containing Gold/Silver/Bronze/Amber/Red shading provides a comparison with UK targets. The targets specific to each of the nine key metrics are displayed on and above the funnel plots throughout Section 3 of the South Wales team detail full report. Definitions and data, table and figure descriptions can also be found in the detailed full report.

Please refer to the contact details above if you have any queries or requests for further information.