Face masks and social distancing: Due to the rising prevalence of COVID-19 in our communities, we strongly encourage healthcare staff and visitors to wear a face covering in all of our settings, particularly in clinical areas and those with high footfall. Please exercise a common-sense approach and personal responsibility to help us reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our patients, workforce and services. In addition to wearing a face covering, it is important to continue to maintain social distancing where possible. Thank you for your continued support and co-operation at this time. We continue to regularly review our advice based on prevalence in our communities and our hospitals.
COVID-19 VISITING UPDATE: Please note our rules regarding hospital visits have changed. For the latest guidance on our visiting regulations, please visit this page.
We are pleased to announce our new Paediatric Emergency Department at Morriston Hospital, which is co-located with the Paediatric Assessment Unit to form a dedicated Children’s Emergency Unit (CEU). This is to protect children and their families during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The entrance to CEU is located by driving past the main emergency department entrance and taking the next right turn. Please follow the signs. The unit will accept patients aged 0-16.
We are currently only allowing one parent or carer, and the entrance is drop off only. Parking is usual hospital parking areas.
The pathway for GP referrals remains the same.
Does your child have an outpatient's appointment at Singleton, Morriston or Hafan y Mor? Please follow this link for video advice to prepare them for their visit.
Routine face to face Children's and Adolescents Mental Health Service (CAMHS) outpatient clinic appointments have been affected. Our clinicians are instead providing telephone consultations for advice, therapeutic support and medication monitoring. Face to face appointments are being offered on an individual basis as required to manage clinical need and risk.
We hope to limit the impact of our reduced face to face clinic-based service and provide direct advice and support to children and young people and families at home with our enhanced CAMHS Telephone Single Point of Contact/Referral Line. This is an open access service for children and young people and families (as well as for professionals and partner agencies), providing telephone advice, support and referral triage. This service is available 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. Please contact 01639 862744.
Children's Services have worked in collaboration with Bay Youth to create a leaflet to provide children with the support and information they need to help them in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Are you a young person finding the pandemic a difficult time? In recognition that many young people are finding the current situation challenging Welsh Government has created an online resource which promotes the numerous digital tools designed specifically to support young people with their own mental health and emotional wellbeing.
The Young Person’s Mental Health Toolkit links young people, aged 11 to 25, to websites, apps, helplines, and more to build resilience and support them through the Coronavirus pandemic and beyond. The simple design enables users to take control of their mental health through a medium that suits them, with information, self-help, and advice about how to seek further support embedded throughout. You can access the toolkit for young people aged 11-15 by clicking here.
We provide a wide range of services based in the community, at our special children's centres and in our hospitals.