Due to national public health guidance around COVID-19, we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily close Tirion Birth Unit at Royal Glamorgan Hospital from 7pm tonight (March 19th). 

This measure is so we can ensure there are enough staff to deliver safe care to women and families across our Health Board units, as the need for many of our staff to take preventative health measures for COVID-19 has made staffing very challenging.  

This decision has not been taken lightly, and we apologise to any women and families who were expecting to give birth at Tirion. 

We are also grateful to our staff who are working exceptionally hard to ensure safe care can be provided at this difficult time. 

Please be assured that this is a temporary closure and Tiron Birth Centre will re-open again. Women and families will have a choice of giving birth at Princess of Wales Hospital or Prince Charles Hospitals or home birth. 

We encourage any women and families to speak to their midwife about any questions they might have and they can also access the Facebook Bump Talk group where our teams can support any questions. We are extremely grateful to our communities for their understanding and support during this time.

Statement from Greg Dix, Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Patient Care, on Tirion Birth Centre