Health Services

For general guidance, symptom checker and to search for local services see:

Information about the letter sent to extremely vulnerable people is here:


Samaritans

Telephone: 116 123
www.samaritans.org operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you’re feeling, or if you’re worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at jo@samaritans.org
Or write to Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 9090, STIRLING, FK8 2SA

Mind Cymru

Telephone: 0300 123 3393 or text: 86463 info@mind.org.uk 
Provides mental health information, advice, support and signposting from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).

WWAHM   

West Wales Action for Mental Health is a mental health development organisation, providing a range of services to voluntary groups, carers and individuals who have used or are using mental health services.
Telephone: 01267 245572  Email: director@wwamh.org.uk
www.wwamh.org.uk/mental-health-directories

Moodjuice

Moodjuice is a good web site to learn about difficult feelings and what you can  do about them.
www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/About.asp


Doctors

Meddygfa Teilo

01558 823435

Opening hours – Weekdays 08:00 to 18:00
Out of hours – ring the number and you will be transferred to Primecare Out of Hours Service.

Update from Meddygfa Teilo, 20th May 2020:


Dentists

Celtic Dental Practice / Deintyddfa Celtic

Rhosmaen Street, Llandeilo
01558 823833

The practice is now closed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can call us for advice on urgent treatment.

Llandeilo Dental Practice

Carmarthen Street, Llandeilo
01558 823658
Please ring for advice.

Tywi Dental Practice

Crescent Road, Llandeilo
www.tywidental.co.uk to book an appointment online


Opticians

Evans and Hughes

Rhosmaen Street, Llandeilo       
01558 822728

We are still open providing emergency and essential eye care. We’ve also been busy behind the scenes to ensure all the practices are safe for staff and yourselves for when we are able to return to more routine examinations. A big thank you to @garrardjonathan for installing the screens at the practices. Rest assured we have plenty of PPE and we might look a little different when you come into see us.


Pharmacies

During this unprecedented time, we can all help to support our pharmacists and their teams by following these five steps:

  • 1. Do not visit a pharmacy if you or someone you live with has a temperature or a new cough 🤒
  • 2. Order your prescriptions 7 days before you need them to give the pharmacy time to help everyone. 7️⃣
  • 3. Put your phone number on your prescription. Wait for the pharmacy to call you. The pharmacy will phone you when your prescription is ready to pick up. Do not call the pharmacy unless it is very urgent. ☎️
  • 4. If you are staying at home because you have a new cough or temperature get friends or family to pick up your prescriptions or speak to your community pharmacy to see if they can help. 🏠
  • 5. If you are not ill, offer to pick up prescriptions for any friends and family who are ill. You will need their name and address to be able to pick up their prescription. 💙

Well Pharmacy

Rhosmaen Street, Llandeilo
01558 823229

Opening hours
10:00 to 12:00
14:00 to 16:30

Nigel Williams Pharmacy

Rhosmaen Street, Llandeilo       
01558 823556

Opening hours
Weekdays           9:00 to 17:30
Saturdays            9:00 to 17:00
Sundays               12 noon to 14:00


Older people

Age Cymru

A free check-in-and-chat telephone service for the over 70s in Wales who live alone.

☎️ 08000 223 444
💻 enquiries@agecymru.org.uk
🖱  https://www.ageuk.org.uk/cymru/ 

Delta Connect

If you are elderly and living on your own, or if you have relatives who are elderly and self-isolating, then it may be wise to use Lleisant Delta Wellbeing for 24-hour support, 365 days a year.

0300 333 2222
www.deltawellbeing.org.uk/for-me-someone-else/


Spiritual Wellbeing

St. Teilo’s Church

New church services are available weekly on the St Teilo’s Facebook page during the lockdown. We hope they will be a source of strength and encouragement to everyone in the community.
www.facebook.com/stteiloschurchllandeilo

Oedfa Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol

Bydd yr Oedfa o dan ofal Parchedig Jill Hailey Harries:
www.s4c.cymru/clic/programme/808606999


Other conditions

Asthma

Guidance for people with asthma from Asthma.org.uk with a helpful video – and you don’t have to donate money to watch it or read their advice pages:
action.asthma.org.uk/page/57925/donate/1

Autism and Learning Difficulties

UK coronavirus rules were relaxed for people with autism and learning disabilities
amp.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/14/uk-coronavirus-rules-autism-learning-disabilities-lockdown

Pregnancy

Hywel Dda Health Board are launching a new urgent care telephone advice line for women experiencing pregnancy complications (in the first 20 weeks) in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire during the Coronavirus pandemic.

This will be available from Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm, for patients and health professionals. The number to contact is 01267 227159 and a team of specialist nurses will be able to provide advice and support as appropriate. A telephone assessment will be provided for patients to ensure that they are appropriately triaged and provided with the best care and treatment for their needs.

The Early Pregnancy Assessment Service has temporarily suspended all non-urgent appointments in line with current advice from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology in response to the pandemic.


Medical Research

Covid Symptom Tracker

This research asks people to check in once a day to note whether they have any symptoms or not.
www.covid.joinzoe.com

Healthwise Wales

This research asks people to answer questions about their experiences of everyday life during the pandemic, to track the impact on life in Wales.
www.healthwisewales.gov.wales


Face Masks

This is not a medical grade mask, but if you want to make your own, here is a pattern with different sizes.  You will need to wash these frequently so use material that can wash at 60 degrees.
www.craftpassion.com/face-mask-sewing-pattern/#face-mask-pattern

Here is an online survey by a social psychologist based at Kingston University examining the short-term and longer-term effects of participation in COVID-19 mutual aid networks such as this one. It would be massively appreciated if you could take the time to complete this survey at this link and circulate within your WhatsApp groups: tiny.cc/covidmutualaidstudy

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