A & E stretched to breaking at Morriston Hospital.
Managers at the hospital havre pleaded with Swansea people to use the Accident and Emergency Department as a last resort.
This is traditionally a very busy time for hospital services and with stretched resources patients are being asked to really consider whether they need A & E service.
Across South Wales. there are similar stories including the need fior some routine operations to be rescheduled or even postponed to see vital services covered.
3rd July 2013