Royal Glamorgan hospital could lose specialist services
22 May 2013 Last updated at 19:32 BST
The Royal Glamorgan hospital in Llantrisant could stop treating the most serious accident and emergency cases as part of a major NHS shake-up in south Wales.
Health officials say the "best fit" is to locate specialist services in Cardiff, Swansea, Merthyr, Bridgend and in a new hospital near Cwmbran.
They say services are currently being run on a "knife edge" and warn they are close to collapse
But a consultation will include options involving the Royal Glamorgan.
NHS leaders believe services are currently spread too thinly.
Health correspondent Owain Clarke reports.