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Practice update 

Surgery Closure

 

The surgery will be closed on Wednesday 19th June from 13:00 for essential staff training.

Our phone lines will be open as normal the following day (Thursday 20/06/2019) from 08:00 with the surgery opening at 08:20.

If you require medical attention at any time when the surgery is closed see below:-

Resources such as NHS Direct or Choose Well provide information including a symptom checker tool and advice on how best to treat your symptoms:

NHS Direct:   0845 46 47 or           http://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/

Choose Well                         http://www.choosewellwales.org.uk/home

Community Pharmacies are all able to provide confidential advice and in many cases medication for common ailments (A number of these are free under the Choose Pharmacy Scheme). A list of pharmacies and opening times can be found on the Cardiff and Vale Health Board Website at -
http://www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk/home

 

The GP Out Of Hours Service operates whilst surgeries are closed. This is for urgent care needs, which cannot safely wait until GP practices re-open. The service can be contacted on 01446 729562.

Accident and Emergency Departments and 999 ambulance services are for immediate life threatening conditions only.

Water Leak

Following the major water leak at West Quay Medical Centre, we are currently unable to open our automated doors at the rear entrance of the surgery.

Please use the main entrance when attending.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Minor Injuries Unit, Barry Hospital

Minor Injuries Unit (BMIU)
Barry Hospital
Colcot Road
Barry
CF62 8YH
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)
Infected wound
Minor head injuries
Eye problems such as scratches or something that is stuck in the eye.

Opening Hours – Monday to Friday

The Unit opens at 8.30am. It closes to new patients at 3.30pm (i.e. after 3.30pm only those patients who are already waiting will be treated).

If you arrive after 3.30pm you will be re-directed to other services that may be able to help you.

Please note that the Unit is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

THINK…

Please help us by thinking carefully about whether you need to come to the Unit to be treated.
Do you need to see a healthcare professional or could you treat yourself with over-the-counter remedies? Your local pharmacy can give you great advice on helping yourself – just pop in.

Can your GP help? Did you know you can arrange to be seen the same day if it is an emergency?


Ring NHS Direct Wales on 0845 4647 for advice if you feel unwell and are not sure what to do next. Keep this number handy – why not store it in your mobile phone so it’s easy to find?

The Emergency Unit at the University Hospital of Wales deals with serious accidents and emergencies, for example, broken bones, chest pains, excessive bleeding, loss of consciousness and people brought in by ambulance following 999 calls. The Emergency Unit at UHW is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You will be seen as soon as possible, but people with the most serious conditions will be seen first.



 
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