Public notice – please read
Locally, urgent and emergency care services are currently facing large numbers of patients attending Accident and Emergency (A&E) which can result in longer waiting times. Health leaders across the city are now asking people to take action and keep themselves and those that they care for well over the winter.
The best way you can do this is to:
Seek immediate advice from a pharmacist as soon as you feel unwell
Get your prescriptions and complete the course
Keep warm as you prepare for colder weather
Get your flu jab
Stock up on your medicine cabinet supplies such as paracetamol etc
And keeping an eye on elderly friends and relatives
If you do need to seek help/advice, calling NHS 111 will help you to get the right treatment in the right place at the right time.
Walk-in centres can treat a wide range of illnesses and many pharmacies now operate extended hours and can help people get the right treatment.
People should only come to Accident and Emergency or dial 999 if they are really seriously ill or have a life threatening condition or injury, like choking, chest pain, blood loss, blacking out or a serious injury.
For more advice on staying well this winter see www.nhs.uk/staywell/