When We Are Closed
If you are feeling generally unwell but the problem is not a medical emergency, call NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47 or visit http://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/ for advice.
For Minor Injuries
Minor Injuries Unit, Barry Hospital – Opening Hours – Monday to Friday (8.30am-3.30pm)
Tel: 01446 704042
The following injuries can be treated at BMIU:
-cuts and grazes
-sprains and strains
-broken bones of limbs (fractures)
-bites and stings (including human bites)
-minor head injuries
-eye problems such as scratches or something that is stuck in the eye.
For urgent medical attention call the Out of Hours Service on 01446 729562 . This service is provided by Cardiff and Vale Unversity Health Board see
If you have a medical emergency, a critical or life threatening problem call 999. Here are some examples of an emergency:
-Difficulty in breathing
-A suspected heart attack
-Heavy blood loss
Accident & Emergency Unit
The Emergency Unit at the University Hospital of Wales , Princess of Wales or royal Glamorgan Hospitals assesses, treats and resuscitates patients who have been injured or are severely ill by appropriately trained and experienced staff, and refers patients as needed.
Who should attend?
The service is available 24 hours a day to adults, children and babies. Patients who present any the following would be included in our core service:
-Trauma, usually within two days of injury
-Pain, unrelieved by simple painkillers
-Sudden or serious deterioration in someone’s condition
-Change in mental status, including alteration of consciousness and acute confusional states
-Patients brought to hospital by the police
-Patients brought to hospital by emergency ambulance
-Patients appropriately referred by any other health care professional
Emergency Unit – University Hospital of Wales
Tel: 029 2074 8047/8025
If you would like more information on when it’s appropriate to attend the Emergency Unit or for a general guide to emergency care within Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, please download our Unscheduled Care leaflet.
Emergency Unit – Princess of Wales Hospital
Tel: 01656 752752
Emergency Unit -Royal Glamorgan Hospital
Tel: 01443 443443