Public asked only go to A&E for serious health emergencies

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The region’s NHS is experiencing significant pressures in hospital A&E departments and is calling on the public to help.

Please only attend A&E or use the 999 service for serious health emergencies which include:

Ambulance

  • A major accident
  • Broken bones
  • Breathing problems
  • Severe chest pains
  • Unconsciousness
  • Suspected stroke
  • Severe blood loss

Look in on elderly neighbours and relatives and make sure they are warm and well.

Remember your GP practice is open every day apart from Thursday 1 January – check your GP practice website for details.

If you need medical advice call NHS 111. They can advise on alternative local NHS services available.

Don’t forget Redcar Primary Care Hospital’s urgent care centre is open 24 hours a day for minor injuries and GP-led walk-in centres such as the Resolution Health Centre at North Ormesby Health Village are open 8am to 8pm seven days a week. Visit www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/ to search for the local services nearest to you.

If you are normally healthy and have a winter illness such as a cough or a cold, then visit your pharmacist for advice and stock up on over the counter medication. For a guide to self-care go to www.keepcalmthiswinter.org.uk or follow @keepcalmne