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Temporary Changes to Emergency Surgery and Trauma Services

Due to Covid 19, the way we deliver care has had to change. In order to ensure we have sufficient capacity and resources to safely care for our patients we have centralised our emergency surgery and trauma services at the Royal Gwent Hospital until the Grange University Hospital opens later this year in mid November.

This means if you need to attend one of our Emergency Departments by ambulance with abdominal pain, major broken bones or anything that may require emergency surgery, you will be safely redirected to the Royal Gwent Hospital. If you are able to attend with your own transport, please could you present at the Royal Gwent Hospital where specialist consultants are ready to treat you.

Our Minor Injuries departments at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr, Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan, Nevill Hall and Royal Gwent hospitals are still functioning as normal and generally the waiting times there are much shorter. Our team of Emergency Nurse Practitioners are waiting to treat you.

We would encourage you to attend your Minor Injury Unit for any minor injuries such as:

  • Suspected broken small bones, fractures, dislocations
  • Wounds, grazes and minor burns
  • Head and face injuries provided there has been no loss of consciousness and not taking blood thinning drugs
  • Minor neck and back injuries provided the patient is mobile, has no pins and needles in the arms or legs and has not fallen from a height greater than 5 stairs or 1 metre
  • Eye, ear and nose injuries and foreign bodies
  • Rib injuries
  • Insect, animal and human bites

For minor ailments such as colds, earache, rashes, temperatures please use the symptom checker on the NHS 111 website to Choose Well how best way to access the most suitable healthcare for you. If you are unsure and need advice then phone 111 who will direct you to the most appropriate place for you to attend.