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CTM update – Tuesday 27th October

Written by on 27th October 2020

COVID-19 Outbreak | CWM TAF MORGANNWG UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL BOARD

Royal Glamorgan services update

Patients who dial 999 and require an emergency hospital admission are being taken to the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, after temporary changes to emergency admissions were brought in last month. In addition, surgical and other planned activity is restarting in a phased and safe way.

GP emergency referral patients, and anyone who self-presents at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital and requires an emergency admission following assessment, is also being admitted there. 

Royal Glamorgan Hospital

Linked COVID-19 cases – 160

Deaths in linked COVID-19 cases – 47

*numbers correct as of 26/10/2020

 Prince Charles Hospital

Linked COVID-19 cases- 69

Deaths in linked COVID-19 cases – 11

*numbers correct as of 26/10/2020

 Princess of Wales Hospital

Linked COVID-19 cases– 89

Deaths in linked COVID-19 cases – 11

*numbers correct as of 26/10/2020

Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda

Linked COVID-19 cases– 26

Deaths in linked COVID-19 cases – (figure not subject to release due to small case numbers and impact on patient privacy)

*numbers correct as of 26/10/2020

Maesteg Hospital

Linked COVID-19 cases – 22

Deaths in linked COVID-19 cases – (figure not subject to release due to small case numbers and impact on patient privacy)

*numbers correct as of 26/10/2020

Emergency departments

We are appealing to everyone in our communities to help us manage the pressures that we are experiencing across our hospital sites. You can help by really considering whether accessing our Emergency Departments is the appropriate line of action for your health care needs. The Emergency Department is for emergency cases ONLY. We encourage everyone at this time to consider where alternative services can provide the care suitable for their needs, such as the NHS 111 Wales website, minor injury units, pharmacies and GP services. Details can be found on our website.

CTM UHB statement

Medical Director for CTM UHB Dr Nick Lyons said:

“Infection rates continue to rise at a concerning rate in our communities. It is up to all of us as individuals to take seriously our responsibilities and to adhere to the restrictions of the 17 day lockdown period. By doing this, you will be helping us to get this virus under control and protect everyone, including the most vulnerable, in our communities.

“If you are suffering from any of the symptoms of COVID-19 please access a test as soon as possible. Remember that you are still contagious even if your symptoms are mild, so please come along to one of our test centres.”


What do the outbreak figures mean? Are they all hospital-transmitted cases?

The outbreak figures relate to cases which are confirmed, probable and indeterminate hospital transmitted cases. Therefore not all the cases will be confirmed as hospital transmitted. Each case will be examined carefully by expert teams to determine which category they fall into.

Are the deaths linked to each outbreak people who have died as a result of having COVID-19?

Deaths included in the outbreaks are patients whose deaths are associated with COVID-19, not necessarily directly due to COVID-19.

So not all of the deaths associated with the outbreak would have directly died from COVID-19. That doesn’t, of course, detract from the personal tragedy that those families are currently experiencing.

For the full FAQ document visit our website