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Highest level of escalation declared at Morriston Hospital

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We have declared a Business Continuity Incident, our highest level of escalation, at Morriston Hospital today (Thursday 4th April) due to exceptional demand.

We are seeing very high numbers of patients who are extremely unwell. This follows similar demand at other hospitals along the M4 corridor in South Wales this week. Please use alternatives to the Emergency Department (A&E) whenever possible.

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.


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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.