Temporary new base for Swansea Bay's Out of Hours Doctor Service

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Swansea Bay’s GP Out of Hours treatment centre has a new temporary home in SA1.

The move, from Morriston Hospital, has been orchestrated to free up valuable bed space as preparations to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak gather pace.

The service will operate from the Beacons Centre for Health, Langdon Road, Swansea, SA1 8QY, from Thursday, 2 April.

Beacon Centre Kevin Duff, Services Manager GP OOH, said: “We are very pleased to have acquired alternative accommodation for our service in Swansea which gives us the ability to continue to provide a safe and effective service for the public during a challenging time for all.”

Swansea Bay University Health Board’s GP Out of Hours (GP OOH) treatment centre has a new base in SA1.

The move, from Morriston Hospital, has been orchestrated to free up valuable bed space as preparations to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak gather pace.

The service will operate from the Beacons Centre for Health, Langdon Road, Swansea, SA1 8QY, from Thursday, 2 April.

The new accommodation provides a total of 11 treatment rooms and a reception and storage area for stock in a modern centre for health. There is also parking at the rear of the building for patients.

Kevin Duff, Services Manager GP OOH, said: “There is considerable pressure on the Morriston Hospital site to free up space as soon as possible to cope with the COVID-19 outbreak.

“As this is a fast moving situation we have had to make urgent plans for the move and we have secured appropriate accommodation in the Beacons Centre for Health.”

Mr Duff said it was a temporary change of base pending the situation with COVID-19 adding they were working on a basis of at least the next four months.

Of the new base he said: “We are very pleased to have acquired alternative accommodation for our service in Swansea which gives us the ability to continue to provide a safe and effective service for the public during a challenging time for all.”

Swansea Bay’s GP Out of Hours Service operates from 6.30pm to 8am on weekdays, and all day on weekends and bank holidays.

If you need to see a GP urgently during these times, and cannot wait until your own surgery opens, call 111. You will be answered by a trained call handler who will take some details and then, if appropriate a GP will call you back to assess your needs. You may be offered self-help advice, or a face-to-face appointment depending on your needs.

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