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Enjoy bank holiday weekend fun without a trip to A&E

With a bank holiday on the horizon, health chiefs from South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are urging local people to avoid A&E by enjoying the time out and only attending hospital A&E if it’s a life threatening emergency.

Dr John James, Chair of South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG said: “The last bank holiday of the summer is around the corner and I’m sure the last thing anyone wants over the long weekend is for family or friends to spend their time in A&E, especially if the problems that have occurred are of a non-life threatening emergency. 

“There are some simple steps that can be done to keep themselves healthy over the extended weekend. For example, people can start by stocking up their medicine cabinet with items such as plasters, bandages, thermometer, antiseptic, antihistamines and painkillers which help with some minor ailments like reducing aches, allergies, pain and high temperatures.

"Those on repeat medications to ensure they have sufficient stocks over the long weekend and not run out of their medications by ordering in within the next few days.”

For many A&E is seen as the quickest place to get treatment, but there are plenty of other services available that can help to advise on ailments or injuries that can be treated and are non-life threatening. They can include Minor Injuries Units, pharmacies and GP out-of-hours services. If you’re unsure, call NHS 111 for guidance on the best service for your particular needs.

By choosing the right service to treat any illness or injury that may have occurred, people will receive the quickest and most appropriate care so they can continue to enjoy the bank holiday.

If you are unsure about which health service to use, visit the Choose Well website which contains lots of useful information about the different services available: www.choosewellmidlands.nhs.uk

Many pharmacies in the area are open over the bank holiday – for details visit http://sesandspccg.nhs.uk/news-and-information/285-pharmacy-opening-times-over-the-summer-bank-holiday

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