Opening Times

Cowbridge

Day Opening hours
Sunday 16 June
Closed
Monday 17 June
8am to 6:30pm
Tuesday 18 June
8am to 6:30pm
Wednesday 19 June
8am to 6:30pm
Thursday 20 June
8am to 6:30pm
Friday 21 June
8am to 6:30pm
Saturday 22 June
Closed

Llantwit Major

Day Opening hours
Sunday 16 June
Closed
Monday 17 June
8am to 6:30pm
Tuesday 18 June
8am to 6:30pm
Wednesday 19 June
8am to 6:30pm
Thursday 20 June
8am to 6:30pm
Friday 21 June
8am to 6:30pm
Saturday 22 June
Closed

St Athan

Day Opening hours
Sunday 16 June
Closed
Monday 17 June
8am to 1pm
Tuesday 18 June
8am to 1pm
Wednesday 19 June
Closed
Thursday 20 June
Closed
Friday 21 June
8am to 1pm
Saturday 22 June
Closed

Help us to Help You & Automated Appointment Booking 24/7

 

Discover many ways to get the right care, in the right place, first time.

From pharmacists, optometrists and minor injury units to mental health helplines and online consultations, there are many ways to access healthcare in Wales.

So, it’s easier to get care, help and advice with new or existing conditions, often without even leaving your home or workplace.

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Western Vale Family Practice 24/7 Automated Booking line
 
When we are closed you can still telephone our 24/7 automated booking line on 01446 500 562 to book, check, change or cancel routine (non urgent) appointments with our Nurses and GPs.
 
 

 

 

 

What to do when we are closed

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Out of Hours Care - NHS 111 Wales

Urgent Care

For urgent care between 6:30pm-8:00am Monday to Friday, on weekends, Bank Holidays and when the Practice is closed call NHS 111 for all medical needs, including access to the Emergency Unit and Minor Injuries Unit. See NHS 111 Wales

If patients require the Emergency Dental Line or District Nurse  call CAV 24/7 on 0300 10 20 247

 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 or Advice

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

 

 

Mental Health

For urgent mental health support call 111 and press OPTION 2.

The service is available for people of all ages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in all areas of Wales to ensure those in need of support can access it quickly when they need it most.

If you need to talk to someone urgently about your mental health, or you’re concerned about a family member, call NHS 111 Wales and select option 2 to be placed in direct contact with a mental health professional in your area.

The number is free to call from a landline or mobile, even if you have no credit left.

NHS 111 Press 2 | GOV.WALES

 

Dental Problems

Mouth, tooth or gum problems can be dealt with by your local dentist. Dental Services - Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (nhs.wales) 

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 day see Opticians - Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (nhs.wales) 

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.

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Minor Injuries

Please contact NHS 111 Wales OR TELEPHONE NHS 111 for all medical needs, including access to the Emergency Unit and Minor Injuries Unit. 

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 call NHS 111 first, 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.

 

Accident & Emergency Units

University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park
Cardiff
CF14 4XW

 

Princess of Wales Hospital

Coity Road

Bridgend

CF31 1RQ

 

Royal Glamorgan Hospital

Ynysmaerdy
Llantrisant
CF72 8XR