Aneurin Bevan Health Board
On October 1st 2009, Aneurin Bevan Health Board replaced Gwent NHS Healthcare Trust and the five former Gwent local health boards, although a Locality Office has been maintained in each borough.
Aneurin Bevan Health Board is now responsible for the delivery of health care services to more then 600,000 people living in the Gwent area. It runs three major acute hospitals, eighteen community hospitals and a range of specialist health centres and local clinics. It also ensures that primary care facilities, like GP surgeries, dentists, pharmacies and optometric services, are available, as well as services for people with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Torfaen’s Locality Office: Block C, Mamhilad House, Mamhilad Park Estate, Pontypool, NP4 0YP
Tel: (01495) 332200
Complementary & Alternative Therapy
The Age Concern Torfaen Directory maintains a comprehensive list of contact details for complimentary and alternative Therapy. To access this information, view the Age Concern Torfaen Directory and scroll down to the relevant section.
NHS Direct Wales hold a directory on local emotional health and Wellbeing services. To find support locally to you, visit the NHS Direct Wales website.
Find your nearest Dental Surgery at www.wales.nhs.uk
Find your nearest GP surgery at www.wales.nhs.uk
Reducing your Risk of Falling
If you are an older person and you have fallen once, unfortunately you are more likely to fall again. Torfaen’s Falls Service runs programmes to help reduce the risk of you falling over again. For more information on reducing your risk of falling and the clinics that are run, visit the Torfaen Falls Service area of the website.
St David’s Foundation Hospice Care is committed to providing bespoke, individual care for all its patients and families. They work alongside patients and hope to support them at the most difficult times of their lives. To find out more about St David’s Foundation Hospice Care Service visit the St Davids Foundation website.
For information on your nearest hospital, visit www.wales.nhs.uk.
Help with Healthcare Costs
Continuing NHS healthcare (also known as CHC) is the name given to a package of services which is arranged and funded solely by the NHS for those people who have been assessed as having a primary health need. You can receive CHC in any setting including your own home or in any care home. For more information visit the Continuing Health Care area of the website.
For the latest health advice and information visit the NHS Direct Wales website.
When given new medication, you should check a number of things with your pharmacist; is it the same as previous brands, how will it interact with other medicines, what are the side effects? Pharmacists can carry out a Medicines Use Review (MUR) and you should ask for these on a regular basis to ensure you are getting the best out of the prescribed medicines and are not taking prescriptions for drugs you are not using. Inhalers are often not taken properly and your pharmacist can demonstrate how to use it effectively so that you are receiving the maximum benefit. For more information on Medication Management visit www.wales.nhs.uk.
To find your nearest optician in Torfaen, visit www.wales.nhs.uk.
To find your nearest pharmacy, visit www.wales.nhs.uk
To find your nearest physiotherapist, visit www.wales.nhs.uk
For the latest advice and information on vaccinations, click on one of the links below:
Last Modified: 05/12/2018
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