CHANGES have had to be made to a number of NHS services provided in Gwent - in terms of practices and procedures - due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

These range from a GP surgery moving premises, to services being suspended, reorganised, or slimmed down. The changes include:

A temporary new home for the Glyn Ebwy Surgery in Ebbw Vale

From today, Glyn Ebwy Surgery in Ebbw Vale has moved from its existing premises in James Street, with primary care now being provided from the outpatient department at Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan, Lime Avenue, Ebbw Vale.

The move has been prompted by the need to use the surgery site as an assessment centre during the coronavirus pandemic.

"Please be assured that patients of Glyn Ebwy Surgery who require the services of their GP during this time will experience very little disruption, and you will still be able to access the service for the duration of the relocation," reads a statement on the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board website.

Surgery contact numbers are unchanged.

Clinical Haematology Services

Clinical haematology services at the Royal Gwent and Nevill Hall Hospitals have been moved to Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr at Ystrad Mynach.

This includes all day cases, assessments and inpatients - but haematology outpatient services remain at the Royal Gwent and Nevill Hall for the time being.

They too are set to move, but more information will be provided when it is available.


Antenatal education and pregnancy yoga classes have been cancelled.

"To ensure women in Gwent can still access these services, we are putting together videos of these sessions to share on a private social media group that women under our care will be invited to," reads a health board statement.

"These online sessions will be available for all pregnant women across the health board area.

"The videos can be watched at any time, but there will also be a live weekly online question and answer session with one of our consultant midwives, to offer further support."

Health visiting and early years staff, who also deliver antenatal education, will also be making videos available to share on the same platform, and the aim is to have these available this week.


Hearing and Balance Unit

All audiology services, including the drop-in repair clinic are closed.

Staff are available to provide support and advice over the telephone, text or email, as follows:

  • Phone - 01633 234390, 01633 234637, 01633 234391, 01633 656472;
  • Text - 07814 610009;
  • Email -

Further updates will be provided here.

Sexual Health

All 'walk-in' services have been discontinued indefinitely.

There are appointments available at the following venues: Bargoed Health Centre; Cwmbran Health Centre; Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan, Ebbw Vale, outpatient department; Cordell Centre, Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny.

People are asked not to attend without an appointment.

Telephone 01633 431709 for an appointment between 9am-noon and 1pm-4.30pm.

The following booked appointments have been discontinued until further notice - vasectomy, PREP, difficult coil and implant clinic, and psychosexual counselling, though this is subject to change.

Dental Practices

All Gwent dental practices are accepting emergencies only for the foreseeable future.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Service

Normal services have been suspended, but support, guidance and advice to new and existing patients who need cardiac rehab is being provided via telephone consultations.

Existing and newly referred patients will be contacted by the rehab teams.

For more information and updates on Aneurin Bevan University Health Board service changes, see here.