When We Are Closed
If you are unsure what advice you need, visit the NHS Direct Symptom Checker on www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/SelfAssessments/
Visit a community pharmacy for advice. Your pharmacist can provide free confidential advice and treatment without you having to make an appointment to see your GP.
There are several pharmacies that are taking part in the “Choose Pharmacy” scheme (listed below). Please contact each pharmacy before attending to ensure that there is a pharmacist available.
For more information and for the full list of conditions covered under this scheme, please visit:http://www.choosewellwales.org.uk/sitesplus/documents/994/Minor%20Ailments%20Services_Leaflet_English.pdf
If you run out of your regular medicines, they can make an emergency supply of some repeat medication. You’ll need to take your empty medicine containers with labels attached or your repeat prescription slip (your usual pharmacy is probably best). For Pharmacies contact details and opening times see www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk/directory/pharmacies/
Mouth Tooth or Gum Problems can be dealt with by your local Dentist. You can view a list of local dental practices here.
If you are not registered with a dental practice or you are experiencing dental pain out of hours you can contact the emergency dental helpline on 029 20 444 500.
For Minor Injuries
Minor Injuries Unit, Barry Hospital – Opening Hours – Monday to Friday (8.30am-3.30pm)
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?
Emergency Unit – University Hospital of Wales
Tel: 029 2074 8047/8025
Tel: 01443 443443