Hywel Dda health Board is again experiencing a shortage of GPs to cover the Out of Hours service locally this weekend.

The Health Board said efforts are continuing until the last possible moment to fill the shifts affected, however there are still gaps in the rota affecting service provision between Saturday and Sunday.

At present the Health Board is unable to keep the following Out of Hours bases open:

Withybush General Hospital - closed 12am to 8am on Sunday

• Prince Philip Hospital - closed from 2pm on Saturday to 8am on Sunday

• Glangwili General Hospital – closed from 10.30pm on Saturday to 8am on Sunday.

Patients who need GP assistance should call 111 as normal who will signpost you to the right service, for example a GP, nurse, pharmacist or Minor Injury Unit; they can also provide health information on a wide range of conditions for self care if appropriate.

Please also note that a number of community pharmacies across the health board are now offering services which support the Out of Hours service, including the Common Ailments Scheme, Emergency Medicines Schemes and Emergency Hormonal Contraceptive scheme.

For a full list of these click here.