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Emergency Department Service Changes

You may have noticed that our Emergency departments (A&E) are once again very busy.  They look even more busy than usual as we aim to comply with social distancing measures across our sites. 

In order to support patients being seen in a timely manner, we are utilising all of our emergency services to support those most in need.  In this regard, there may be times over coming weeks where regardless of where you live in Gwent that we ask you (or your GP as they refer you) to attend a hospital which may not be the closest to you.  This is because some hospitals will have shorter waiting times and will be able to see you sooner and maintain social distancing.

We will of course be mindful of patients ability to travel and will seek to support this where possible. 

We want to ensure that all patients are seen in the safest way by the most appropriate person in the most timely way possible as we continue to respond to the pandemic.  This is a temporary arrangement and we will keep this under constant review. We are grateful for your ongoing support.