DIY and gardening accidents account for many thousands of hospital admissions every year.
Now GPs across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are asking people to make sure they know the best place to go in case of injury. It’s especially important as we head into another Bank Holiday with the gardening season in full swing.
Unfortunately, many people head for A&E when they could get more appropriate NHS help elsewhere. Leading local GP Dr Mo Huda said: “Accident and Emergency departments often see people with cuts, sprains or other DIY-related problems during bank holiday weekends. Most of these can be treated quickly by one of our Walk In Centres instead.”
Please remember that A&E and 999 are for potentially life-threatening emergencies. There is a range of alternative NHS help available over the Bank Holiday, including: