We’d like to ask people for their continuing support in accessing NHS services wisely, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and as we enter autumn and winter. The NHS needs the public to play its part.

Our hospital emergency departments are under extreme pressure.  If you’re unwell and are unsure about where to go, visit 111.nhs.uk or call 111.

Please be patient and choose the right care. Get the right treatment, in the right place, at the right time.

At this very busy time, your 111 call may take a little longer to answer than usual but staff will get to you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.

For ongoing or non-urgent concerns please contact your local pharmacist or GP practice.

Call 999 in a medical emergency. This is when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.

Meanwhile, please help and support relatives or friends to leave hospital so that they can be more comfortable and recover more quickly at home.

We’d also like to thank our hard-working teams who are working incredibly hard to care for those in need.

Thank you for your support.