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Restarting services

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Update 7 January 2022
Health and care services across West Wales are responding to the impacts of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in order to provide emergency and urgent care for patients in the safest way possible during the coming weeks.

Actions are being taken in a planned way due to the high demand we are seeing for non-COVID care during this time of the year, together with high incidence of COVID-19 in our area, like the rest of the UK.

Please read press release Health Board takes actions to protect health and care provision for most critically ill (opens in new tab) for latest information. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic we have continued to provide urgent care and treatments for our patients, although many of our more routine appointments and treatments have been postponed.

We are planning to slowly restart many of the services that have been put on hold, although the way they are now running has been altered to accommodate social distancing measures.

In line with other NHS organisations, we will be scheduling patient’s treatment in order of clinical priority. However, patients will need to be prepared for longer waits than prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please note – if you are having elective (planned) surgery at one of our hospitals, you will be given a COVID-19 test and then asked to self-isolate before your admission into hospital.

If there has been any change in your clinical condition, please contact your GP. If you have any further questions, please use the information provided on your appointment letter(s) to contact the relevant service. If you do not have access to this information please contact the Patient Support Service (opens in new tab) who will be able to help you.

Click here to view information about restarting our hospital services where we have a range of frequently asked questions (opens in new tab).

Please click on a service below to check for the latest updated information.