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Exceptional pressures at Morriston Hospital - please help if you can

A sign outside Morriston Hospital with a warning sign in front of it.

Update 12:40pm on 16/02/2024 – The Business Continuity Incident at Morriston Hospital has been stood down. But the site remains busy, so please use alternative ways to access urgent care where possible.

Morriston Hospital is under extreme pressure today, 15/02/2024, with high numbers of acutely unwell patients needing treatment and beds.

As a result we are at our highest level of escalation – a Business Continuity Incident.

Staff are working extremely hard. But waits are much longer than we would like, especially for those who attend our Emergency Department (A&E) with less serious and non-life threatening illnesses or injuries.

At this time you can help us by:

  • Not coming to the Emergency Department unless absolutely unavoidable. We are here for those with very serious and life-threatening illnesses and injuries. However, those with minor injuries and common ailments should choose an alternative. Go to this page on our website for advice on ways to access urgent care.
  • Collecting loved ones who have been told they can be discharged. This is better for them and will help us as we need to focus on caring for those patients who cannot go home.

Thank you for your understanding.

Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth a galwadau ffôn yn y Gymraeg neu'r Saesneg. Atebir gohebiaeth Gymraeg yn y Gymraeg, ac ni fydd hyn yn arwain at oedi. Mae’r dudalen hon ar gael yn Gymraeg drwy bwyso’r botwm ar y dde ar frig y dudalen.

We welcome correspondence and telephone calls in Welsh or English. Welsh language correspondence will be replied to in Welsh, and this will not lead to a delay. This page is available in Welsh by clicking ‘Cymraeg’ at the top right of this page.