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Outpatients and blood tests cancelled for Queen’s funeral – but urgent surgery and COVID vaccinations to go ahead

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Swansea Bay University Health Board have outlined which services will close on Monday (19 September) for the Queen’s funeral – and which will still go ahead.

Outpatients, blood tests and GP surgery’s are all affected.

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Swansea Bay University Health Board have confirmed that routine outpatient appointments scheduled for Monday have been postponed, and they are contacting the patients affected directly to organise new dates.

Planned cancer and urgent surgery, and emergency care will continue however. Other services like chemotherapy, radiotherapy and renal dialysis will also go ahead with a bank holiday service.

Routine blood tests which were scheduled for Monday have been cancelled, with patients being asked to rearrange their appointment.

GP surgeries will be closed on Monday and only some pharmacies will be open, operating bank holiday hours. The health board are advising patients to ensure they have adequate medications and order any repeat prescriptions in plenty of time. 

Swansea Bay’s two COVID mass vaccination centres at Gorseinon and Aberafan shopping centre are open as normal for appointments. Some vaccination appointments at community pharmacies have been cancelled, however the health board advise that their booking team will send fresh appointments to those people affected.

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