Think before using A&E plea from Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon

Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Hinchingbrooke Hospital - Credit: Archant

The call came as the hospital has been experiencing higher than usual acute admissions for the time of year.

A spokesman said the issue has been exacerbated by staff sickness and slow discharge of patients who are fit to return home.

She said: “Please remember that A&E is for life-threatening emergencies only. For everything else, please seek advice from your GP, pharmacy, minor injury and illness unit or call @NHS111.”

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