Northern Lincolnshire hospitals facing ‘high demand’ of services


Northern Lincolnshire hospitals facing ‘high demand’ of services

Hospitals in Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust are currently facing a “high demand” of services in their A&E departments.

They have renewed calls for people not to attend A&E unless they require urgent medical attention.

They stated that those suffering from minor ailments should contact their GP or if they are unsure of what to do they should ring the non-emergency NHS line on 111.

Scunthorpe, Grimsby, and Goole hospitals are experiencing “very high” levels of demand, with a high number of patients on wards and in emergency departments.

Those who do not require urgent care may face long wait times due to them prioritising those most in need.

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust said: “Do you really need to come to A&E?

“Your health will always be our priority and our teams are working extremely hard to provide emergency care to those who need it.

“However, all our hospitals in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole are continuing to experience very high levels of demand and we’re appealing for anyone who doesn’t need emergency care to consider other options.

“We have high numbers of patients in our Emergency Departments and our wards.

“If you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do, please call the NHS 111 line for advice from their specialist clinical team.

“You can also speak to your GP or pharmacist for advice and, if you live in North East Lincolnshire or are registered with a GP in the area, you can call the Single Point of Access (SPA) clinical team on 01472 256256.

“Anyone coming to A&E who doesn’t need urgent emergency treatment is likely to have a long wait, as we will always prioritise seeing patients in the greatest need of our care. Thank you for your understanding.”

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