Welcome to Pen-Y-Cae Surgery


Since March 1978 General Medical Services have been provided at the Health Centre in Ebbw Vale.  Dr Simon Donovan took over in April 2005 and the newly established practice was re-named “Pen-Y-Cae Surgery”.

The practice has grown and now has 5 practice partners - Dr Simon Donovan, Dr Della Williams, Dr Sara Evans, Dr Sioned Davies & Dr Alison Parry.

Our aims are to provide you with the best possible comprehensive medical service.  All members of the practice team work closely together and are committed to continuity of care for the whole family.

Our website has been designed to offer you as much information about the practice and the services we can offer you, as well as services in the area that may also be of help to you.


The practice will be closed for the afternoon of 17th August between the hours of 1-5pm for training arranged by Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board.   During this time our telephone lines will be open for emergencies only.


Thank you for your understanding


We have received updated guidance from Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board advising us to implement the use of masks again in the practice due to the increasing number of Covid positive cases. This follows on from a statement that was made regarding mask wearing in hospital settings - 

Due to the increasing prevalence of Covid 19 in the community, the increased number of COVID 19 ward outbreaks and the numbers of staff absent with Covid 19 we are asking all Staff and visitors to the hospital to wear masks in the clinical areas from immediate effect. ​​​​​​​Thank you for your support and collaboration in reducing the risk to our patients and staff, we will continue to review the Covid-19 position in hospital and community settings and update accordingly. 

Please note that if you are attending the practice you will be asked once again to wear a mask, if you have an exemption please let us know.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Latest News & Updates

Blaenau Gwent Car Scheme

Jubilee Bank holiday emergency cover

We will be open to provide and emercy service on Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th June 9-1.  We will open only for emergency advice / consultations to support the out of hours service and relieve pressure on the NHS during this exceptionally busy time.  

For anything routine please contact the surgery Mon-Fri between the hours of 8-6:30.

Once agan, this is only for emergency advice/consultations to support the hour of hours service for Thursday-Saturday over the Jubilee bank holiday.

We will not be providing emergency cover on Sunday 5th June 22, please contact NHS 111 after 1pm on Thursday-Saturday or all day Sunday.


Thank you

Aneurin Bevan Health Board Update

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Think 111 First

The Health Board has launched a new campaign to encourage people to ‘Think 111 First’ if you have an urgent healthcare issue and are unsure what to do.

When people call 111 for free help and advice, their symptoms will be assessed and they will be signposted to the right place for their care. The 111 online symptom checker - https://111.wales.nhs.uk/selfassessments/ - is also available to help guide you to the right service.

Please remember that local GP Practices across the Health Board area are open. For any medical concerns, please don’t leave it until you need more urgent or emergency care - contact your GP by telephone or e-consult (via your GP’s website) or visit your local pharmacy for advice.

If you have an injury that is urgent but non-life-threatening, go to your nearest Minor Injury Unit: https://abuhb.nhs.wales/healthcare-services/enhanced-local-general-hospitals/minor-injury-units/

In a life-threatening emergency, always call 999 or go straight to The Grange University Hospital.

If you are unsure whether you require urgent or emergency help, please contact 111 before attending any of our hospitals.

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