Temporary Changes To GP Surgeries
All GP surgeries in the Health Board area are ready and prepared to treat patients with suspected and confirmed Coronavirus (Covid-19) and they are following the national community framework to do so.
The care GP surgeries offer during the Coronavirus pandemic will take place in either an isolated area of the surgery, in a temporary clinical assessment centre, or at home.
To prevent the spread of the virus, in some areas, surgeries have collaborated with other Practices to introduce temporary drive-up facilities which will reduce the number of people entering buildings. Marquees outside surgery buildings provide a private area, which will allow patients to stay in their vehicle whilst initial patient observations are undertaken. The surgery teams will then determine whether patients require advice, treatment, a face-to-face appointment, or a referral.
These facilities will not carry out testing for COVID-19. Anyone who has any symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend one of these assessment centres, and should continue to follow the self-isolation guidance from Public Health Wales: https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/stay-at-home-if-you-think-you-have-coronavirus-self-isolation/.
Donations Needed For Patients In Our Hospitals
The importance of staying at home and slowing the spread of Coronavirus (Covid 19)
This short animation explains exactly why staying at home wherever possible and staying away from others is so important. By slowing the spread of the virus as much as possible, you are allowing Healthcare Services more time to create extra beds to provide essential, life-saving care to those that really need it.
The only way to achieve this is for us all to take responsibility and make sure we are adhering to Social Distancing Guidelines.
Cancellation of all Routine Dental Appointments
Our priority is to keep you and our Dental Teams safe, so please do not go to your Dental Practice. If you have an Urgent or Emergency Dental problem, please call first.
If you do not have a Dentist, then please call the Dental Helpline on 01633 744387.
Please do not attend your local Dental Practice unless you have a pre-booked urgent appointment.
Following the Government’s announcement regarding partial lockdown, it is with regret that we will now have to suspend all hospital visiting on all our sites to protect our patients and reduce the spread of infection.
Temporary Opening of The Grange University Hospital In Response to Coronavirus
We are absolutely humbled by the number of people across our community who are offering to volunteer in these difficult times. If you would like to volunteer or want to speak to us about volunteering, please complete this application form. If you have already contacted us expressing your interest in volunteering, please could we ask that you complete the Application Form as well.
Thank you very much for your support.
No Visiting at Royal Gwent Hospital
In order to protect the public, patients and our staff, the decision has been taken to stop all visiting on all wards at the Royal Gwent Hospital.
The only exceptions are for children who are on our in-patients wards (who will be permitted one parent) and ladies who will be permitted one birthing partner.
Please be assured this is necessary and will be subject to review.
Thank you for your co-operation and support during this unusual and challenging period.
We are actively promoting ‘virtual visiting’ using technology to keep in touch, using our free cloud Wi-Fi.
To keep up to date with the latest information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) please follow Aneurin Bevan University Health Board on social media.
Change to Opening Times of Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr Minor Injuries Unit
Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it has been necessary for us to revise the opening hours of the Minor Injuries Unit at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr.
With immediate effect, our opening times will be 7am until 7pm, 7 days per week.
Should you or a loved one require overnight treatment for a Minor Injury that cannot wait until the following morning, our Minor Injury Units at the Royal Gwent Hospital and Nevill Hall Hospital will remain open for 24 hours a day.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused, and thank you for your understanding.
Due to the current situation, we have made the decision to cancel all our Engagement events. The following events will therefore not be taking place until further notice:
Thank you for your understanding at this time.
Due to Government advice concerning Social Distancing and other restrictions placed around Covid-19, it has regrettably been necessary to prohibit ALL visitors and other members of the public from using the restaurant facilities at all our Hospital Sites.
This will come into force from Thursday 19th March 2020.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Many people are raising concerns about Covid-19 if they suffer from Asthma.
Watch these short videos to learn how to use your inhaler properly and better manage your respiratory symptoms- improve your inhaler technique in just three minutes!
Due to the operational changes we are making in preparation for caring for patients with COVID-19, from Monday 16th March, we will be closing the Belle Vue entrance at the Royal Gwent Hospital. For patients wanting to access our Maternity Services and B Block, please enter via the Floor 2 Corridor or via the Floor 2 Entrance (Maxillo Facial) at the front of the Hospital.
We are also relocating the Discharge Lounge from ward B3 to ward C4East.
Thank you for your understanding and support.
We are aware that our restaurants at the Royal Gwent and Nevill Hall Hospitals are very popular, particularly on a Sunday.
We are sure that people have started to make alternative arrangements for tomorrow. Although the restaurants will remain open, we would discourage people from coming unless they are visiting patients.
Many thanks for your support, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
In response to the emerging situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and the Minister for Health and Social Services' announcement yesterday, the Health Board is urgently working through our plans for Outpatient Appointments and non-urgent Elective Operations. Please be assured that if your appointment or operation is affected, you will be contacted directly by us. We would politely ask that you do not try to make contact with the Health Board to enquire whether or not your appointment, procedure or operation will be going ahead. If there is any change for you, the Health Board will contact you directly.
We are grateful for your ongoing understanding and support at this time.