This page is a printable version of: http://www.barkingdagenhamccg.nhs.uk/barking-news/your-local-aandes-are-very-busy-choose-the-right-nhs-service/60384?diaryentryid=169195
Date: 23 October 2018
There is currently a very large number of patients in the A&E department at our local hospitals, which is putting significant pressure on health services across the borough. To ensure the most unwell patients receive the urgent treatment they need, we are urging people to avoid attending A&E at Queen’s and King George hospitals unless absolutely necessary.
If you require urgent medical advice or are unsure of where you should go for treatment, don’t hesitate to call NHS 111 who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Urgent, same day GP appointments are also available every day (call 020 3770 1888 to book), and pharmacies and walk-in centres can also provide treatment and advice. Find out more.