ONGOING connection problems are affecting some telephone numbers at St Mary's Hospital in Newport.

The main switchboard numbers 524081 and 822099 are still working, but some of the department numbers beginning with 53 or 55 are not.

They have been down for several days.

The hospital is working with BT to resolve the issue.

The IW NHS Trust stated: "We currently have an issue with some of our telephone numbers.

"If you are experiencing difficulties getting through to a particular ward or department then please ring back via switchboard on 822099 and they will do their best to redirect you."