‘Busiest day on record’ for local hospital

'Busiest day on record' for local hospital

‘Busiest day on record’ for local hospital

A hospital within the Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is said to have surpassed the record for its busiest day this Bank Holiday Monday.

Over 200 patients attended the A&E department at Bassetlaw Hospital’s Emergency Department yesterday.

This comes after the trust urged residents to use local health services wisely over the bank holiday.

Patient numbers have been increasing steadily as lockdown restrictions continue to ease.

This morning a spokesperson for the trust wrote:

“Yesterday was one of the busiest days on record for Bassetlaw Hospital’s Emergency Department, with almost 200 patients attending.

“A huge well done to the team for their efforts and a reminder to our communities to only use this service if it is an emergency.

“Please think of NHS 111, your local practice, your local pharmacy and other services.”

Health professionals at the Trust are asking that local people only attend if they need urgent care and treatment, and to seek alternatives if it is not an emergency.

Dr Nick Mallaband, Divisional Director for Medicine and Consultant at the Trust, said:

“Please remember to only use the Emergency Department when it’s just that – an emergency.

“However, if you do feel ill during this time, you can still seek advice by calling NHS 111, booking an appointment at the Doncaster Same Day Health Centre and if it’s really urgent, calling 999.”

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