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A&E experiencing increased demand

A&E experiencing increased demand

The number of people going to A&E and calling 999 has caused severe pressure on the health service over the last few days. NHS teams across Wirral are working extremely hard to cope with this demand.

 

In order to ensure that emergency services are able to deal with the most urgent cases, the NHS is advising people with minor illness or injuries to go to the Eastham Walk In Centre, Victoria Central Health Centre and the All Day Health Centre Walk In Centre at Arrowe Park and avoid A&E unless it is a genuine emergency.

 

If you are not sure what to do, please call contact NHS 111 by dialling 111.

 

If you need advice from a doctor between the hours of 6.30pm to 8am please contact the GP Out of Hours Service on 0151 678 8496.

 

Please also be aware that there is an outbreak of Norovirus in the community. This virus is a highly contagious and can affect hospital patients and staff leading to outbreaks and ward closures. In order to control the spread of this virus please avoid visiting hospitals, health centres and GP surgeries if you are experiencing symptoms of vomiting or diarrhoea or if you have had a recent contact with someone who has experienced these symptoms.

 

Last Updated: Wednesday, 02 November 2016 16:11

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