Opening Times

Cowbridge

Today
08:00 - 18:30
Fri 10 Dec
08:00 - 18:30
Sat 11 Dec
Closed
Sun 12 Dec
Closed
Mon 13 Dec
08:00 - 18:30
Tue 14 Dec
08:00 - 18:30
Wed 15 Dec
08:00 - 18:30

Llantwit Major

Today
08:00 - 18:00
Fri 10 Dec
08:00 - 18:00
Sat 11 Dec
Closed
Sun 12 Dec
Closed
Mon 13 Dec
08:00 - 18:00
Tue 14 Dec
08:00 - 18:00
Wed 15 Dec
08:00 - 13:00

St Athan

Today
Closed
Fri 10 Dec
08:00 - 13:00
Sat 11 Dec
Closed
Sun 12 Dec
Closed
Mon 13 Dec
08:00 - 13:00
Tue 14 Dec
08:00 - 13:00
Wed 15 Dec
14:00 - 18:30

Practice Training

The Practice will close a few times a year for essential training and updates. These dates will be published in advance in Practice, via the website and on social media.

 

 

 

What to do when we are closed

Out of Hours Care - CAV 24/7

Urgent care CAV 24/7

For urgent care between 6:30pm-8:00am Monday to Friday, on weekends, Bank Holidays and when the Practice is closed call CAV 24/7 on 0300 10 20 247.

This service is provided by Cardiff and Vale Unversity Health Board.

If you have a medical emergency, a critical or life threatening problem at any time call 999. Here are some examples of an emergency:

  • Unconsciousness.
  • Difficulty in breathing.
  • A suspected heart attack.
  • Heavy blood loss.
  • Serious injury.
  • Severe burns.

Symptom Checker

If you are unsure what advice you need, visit the NHS 111 Symptom Checker on  https://111.wales.nhs.uk/selfassessments/

 

 

Advice

If you are feeling generally unwell but the problem is not urgent nor a medical emergency, call NHS Wales 111 on 0845 46 47 

or visit https://111.wales.nhs.uk

 

Dental Problems

Mouth, tooth or gum problems can be dealt with by your local dentist. You can view a list of local dental practices here.

If you are not registered with a dental practice or you are experiencing dental pain out of hours you can contact the emergency dental helpline via CAV 24/7 on 0300 10 20 247.

A member of the primary care team will triage you and if you require an appointment you will be booked into the emergency dental clinics at the Dental Hospital or St David’s Hospital.

You will receive advice on pain relief and will be, if appropriate, booked into the most appropriate emergency location for your problem, which may be a Primary Care Dentist, Community Dentist or the University Dental Hospital.

 

Eye Problems

An optometrist is the best option as they have all the equipment and technology. Most opticians have free of charge emergency appointments available every dat You can view a list of opticians here.

 
Generally a visit to an optometrist is also free if:
  • You’re aged under 16
  • You’re aged 16, 17 or 18 and are in full-time education
  • You’re aged 60 or over
  • You’re registered as partially sighted (sight impaired) or blind (severely sight impaired)
  • You’ve been diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • You’ve been advised by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) that you’re at risk of glaucoma
  • You’re on certain benefits (Income Support, Income related Employment and Support Allowance, Tax Credit, Income Based Jobseekers Allowance)
  • If you are on a low income, you may be able to get help with the cost of sight tests, glasses and contact lenses through the NHS Low income Scheme.  

Visit the Help With Health Costs website for more information.

Minor Injuries

Please contact CAV 24/7 first  on 0300 10 20 247.  They  will advise whether it is appropriate to attend the Minor Injuries Unit and will give you a specific time to attend.

Minor Injuries Unit, Barry Hospital

Opening Hours – Monday to Friday (08:30 – 15:30)

Colcot Road
Barry
CF62 8YH

The following injuries can be treated at the Barry Minor Injuries Unit:

  • cuts and grazes,
  • sprains and strains,
  • broken bones of limbs (fractures),
  • bites and stings (including human bites),
  • infected wound,
  • minor head injuries,
  • eye problems such as scratches or something that is stuck in the eye.

Accident & Emergency

The Emergency Units (A&E) at the University Hospital of Wales, Princess of Wales or Royal Glamorgan Hospitals assess, treat and resuscitate patients who have been injured or are severely ill, by appropriately trained and experienced staff, and refer patients as needed. 

NB: For UHW - Please contact CAV 24/7 first  on 0300 10 20 247, they  will advise whether it is appropriate to attend the Emergency Unit and will give a specific time to attend.

Who should attend?

The service is available 24 hours a day to adults, children and babies.  Patients who present with any of the following would be included in their core services:

  • Trauma, usually within two days of injury.
  • Pain, unrelieved by simple painkillers.
  • Sudden or serious deterioration in someone’s condition.
  • Respiratory distress.
  • Change in mental status, including alteration of consciousness and acute confusional states.
  • Patients brought to hospital by the police.
  • Patients brought to hospital by emergency ambulance.
  • Patients appropriately referred by any other health care professional.

If you would like more information on when it’s appropriate to attend the Emergency Unit, or for a general guide to emergency care within Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, please download our Unscheduled Care leaflet.

Accident & Emergency Units

University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park
Cardiff
CF14 4XW

Tel: 0300 10 20 247 (CAV 24/7)

Princess of Wales Hospital

Coity Road

Bridgend

CF31 1RQ

Tel: 01656 752752

Royal Glamorgan Hospital

Ynysmaerdy
Llantrisant
CF72 8XR

Tel: 01443 443443