While this is an essential service for our communities, emergency departments should only be used for a serious Accident or Emergency, and not for any other conditions, ailments or illnesses that can be treated by other health care professionals and services.
We have many other health services that you can access to help with your health condition, such as:
- Minor Injuries Units at Ysbyty Cwm Cynon and Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda. Here they treat many minor conditions such as sprains, bites, grazes, x-ray facilities and much more. Click on the links for more details.
- Your local team – Services in your area.
- Pharmacy – A health care professional that can offer help, advice and medication
- GP surgeries
We understand that during COVID19 some of these services may differ, but please attempt to access the correct health service for your needs. It is essential we social distance to keep our staff and public safe and not overwhelm our Accident and Emergency departments.
IMPORTANT – There will only be one person allowed in our emergency departments, this will be the person that is unwell. Unless the patient is a child, someone with communication difficulties or someone with a vulnerability, then they are allowed to be accompanied by one other person.