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 Sian Davies & Dr Sioned Davies.
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.
Latest News & Updates
Nasal Flu vaccines for children aged 2-3
If your child is aged 2 or 3 on the 31st August 21, they will be eligable for a free nasal flu vaccination at the Surgery.
For children that are older than 3, they will receive their nasal flu vaccine as part of the school programme.
Flu can be very serious for children and this vaccine is important to protect your child from catching flu, it is important we vaccinate as many children is this age group as we can.
To book an appointment please contact the surgery on 01495 304076, we have clinics running from 13th September 21
Flu vaccines for patients over 65
If you are over 65 and have not yet received your flu vaccine for this year, please ring the surgery to book an appointment.
Flu vaccines for patients under 65 at clinical risk
We are unfortunately experiencing delays in the delivery of our flu vaccines for patients under 65 at clinical risk. We are expecting our deliveries through November and will be in touch as soon as possible to book your appointment with us.
Thank you for your understanding
Urgent message regarding blood samples
Aneurin Bevan Health Board have made us aware that there is a shortage of blood test bottles due to a problem with the manufacturer. This shortage is temporary and expected to last up to 3 months, However, it does mean that some tests for some people will be postponed until the national stocks recover.
Those patients with the highest risk or need will still receive the blood tests they need, but others will have to wait.
If you are due a review at the surgery then we may still carry out parts of this but call you back when we are able to take your blood.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Aneurin Bevan Health Board Update
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.