Patients encouraged to continue using Emergency A&E services of the NHS

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With the coronavirus outbreak, Accident and Emergency services have reported an almost 50% drop in attendance.

This is because members of the public may be concerned about the infection or do not wish to burden the NHS, often at their own detriment.

The public are advised to exercise caution however, the Accident and Emergency Services are prepared and well equipped to operate during this time. They have set up separate areas to treat all patients.

For guidelines, please view the following videos released by the NHS

Dr Bryan Gill:
BSL sign language version

Dr James Thomas:
BSL sign language version

If you experience any of the following:

Suspected stroke / severe chest pain / severe abdominal pain / severe bleeding / Serious injury / chocking / blackout

you should contact 999.

You must also contact your GP if you suspect any cancer symptoms.

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