Thursday 30 November 2023
Salisbury Foundation Trust

Using A&E Responsibly this May Bank Holiday

Ahead of the May bank holiday weekend Salisbury District Hospital would like to remind local patients that A&E is for life-threatening illnesses or injuries only.

As local residents prepare to get outdoors and enjoy the three day weekend, please think before visiting the A&E department as alternative health services are available locally. ​

There are other health services that can provide quicker and more appropriate treatment if you have a minor injury or ailment.

If your GP surgery is closed and you haven't got a life-threatening illness or injury you can contact NHS 111 24/7.

They will help you to receive more appropriate treatment more quickly and free up local A&E staff to help those patients with the most serious conditions.

Dr Stephen Davies, Emergency Consultant at Salisbury District Hospital, discusses the alternatives to A&E that are available to you in a video here.

A&E Video

30 April 2021

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