Keep Full A & E Facilities at Royal Glamorgan Hospital

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The accident and emergency department at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital could close as part of plans by the health board to reduce services.
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board has confirmed it is looking at four possible scenarios for the future of the Llantrisant-based hospital.
It follows major concerns over staffing levels which have become so low that the consultant-led service may no longer be safe or sustainable to run.
The 4 options are :

1. Removing A&E at the Royal Glamorgan and turning it into a 24-hour minor injuries unit

2. Removing A&E at the Royal Glamorgan and turning it into a 24-hour (enhanced) minor injuries unit, with enhanced community and primary care;

3. Retaining the status quo;

4. Retaining a consultant-led department during daytime hours.

It is understood their two preferred options are to make the Royal Glamorgan a minor injuries unit with enhanced community services, while the other is to have doctor-led services for a set amount of time in the day (for example 8am to 8pm).

After that time, serious incidents would be directed or referred to A&E departments at Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil, Princess of Wales in Bridgend or the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

There are major concerns that stripping the hospital of its A&E provision will have a disastrous impact on patients in some parts of Rhondda Cynon Taf, such as the Rhondda Valleys where journey times to other hospitals are substantial.