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It's a bank holiday weekend - how to access urgent care when it's not an emergency

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It’s a bank holiday weekend – and Morriston Hospital’s Emergency Department (A&E) is likely to be very busy.

This means that despite the best efforts of staff, you are likely to face a very long wait if you come to ED with a non-life threatening illness or injury. NOTE – if you have chest pains/stroke/serious illness or serious injury, DO still come to the Emergency Department.

If you need urgent care, but it's not an emergency, there are other options to consider:

  • For minor injuries, go to the Minor Injury Unit at Neath Port Talbot Hospital, Baglan Way, Port Talbot, SA12 7BX. It’s open 8am to 9pm, seven days a week, including weekends and bank holidays.

It can treat adults and children over one with minor injuries to the body such as cuts, burns, sprains, strains, dislocations and broken bones. It CANNOT deal with suspected heart attacks, chest pain or stroke. For these you MUST go to the ED.

For more information about what injuries the MIU can treat, go here.


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