Think! Why A&E?
A&E is for serious and life-threatening emergencies only.
Remember A&E is not for anything and everything and should only be used for life threatening illnesses or injuries. Many people attend emergency service departments with minor ailments which could be better treated elsewhere. This can put extra demands on already pressured emergency departments, particularly during the winter period.
Please visit www.WhyAandE.nhs.uk to find out more about the healthcare services available to you.