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'Choose well' this Winter

Published: 21/12/2016

During the winter months the Emergency Department at Queen Alexandra Hospital sees a sharp rise in the number of patients requiring treatment – but there are other, more appropriate places that people can utilise:

For simple breaks and sprains, please visit one of the following minor injuries units:

Sophie Gough, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, said: “The Emergency Department at Queen Alexandra Hospital is here to provide emergency care for patients with issues such as breathing difficulties, loss of consciousness, severe chest pain, serious accidents and severe bleeding.

“We want to ensure that the right people are in the right place, so please think twice before you come here – it may be that your GP or minor injury unit would be a better place for you to be seen quicker and more appropriately.”

If you’re unsure about your options, please Choose Well by using our Urgent Care Guide

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