Message from Hywel Dda UHB

“We are continuing to experience difficulties in filling some of our Out-of-Hours rotas in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire this weekend due to GP shortages.  As always, efforts are continuing until the last possible moment, however you may experience a limited service in these counties for which we would like to apologise”

If you are unwell out of hours during the evenings and weekend you can do a number of things:

• For health information and advice, including online symptom checkers, please visit NHS Direct Wales: www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk

• call 111 (Carmarthenshire only) – they can help to signpost you to the right service, for example a GP, nurse, pharmacist or Minor Injury Unit, they also provide health information on a wide range of conditions for self care if appropriate

• use your community pharmacy, some of these have enhanced services like ‘triage and treat’ for treatment of minor conditions

• ONLY in an emergency for serious or life-threatening conditions should you dial 999