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Medical emergencies, critical or life threatening problems call 999

Accident & Emergency Unit

The Emergency Unit at the University Hospital of Wales , Princess of Wales  or royal Glamorgan Hospitals assesses, treats and resuscitates patients who have been injured or are severely ill by appropriately trained and experienced staff, and refers patients as needed.


 Who should attend?

The service is available 24 hours a day to adults, children and babies.  Patients who present any the following would be included in our core service:
-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

Emergency Unit – University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park
CF14 4XW
Tel: 029 2074 8047/8025


If you would like more information on when it’s appropriate to attend the Emergency Unit or for a general guide to emergency care within Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, please download our Unscheduled Care leaflet.
Emergency Unit – Princess of Wales Hospital
Coity Rd
CF31 1RQ
Tel: 01656 752752
Emergency Unit -Royal Glamorgan Hospital
CF72 8XR
Tel: 01443 443443