Will you help the NHS this weekend?

Posted on Fri, 30/10/2020

Nurses and doctors at the NHS in Gateshead are asking the public to help them this weekend and not attend an emergency department unless absolutely necessary.

Here at the QE Hospital, we are experiencing significant pressure on our services at the moment.

This is due to the usual increase in hospital admissions of patients at this time of year, together with confirmed Covid-19 cases.
We need the help of the Gateshead community – please do your bit by not coming to A&E unless you are experiencing a healthcare emergency.

If someone’s condition is not life threatening, we would advise people to contact their local pharmacy, their GP or 111 online in the first instance.

Those who do turn up to our A&E department or urgent treatment centres will be assessed clinically and some people may be re-directed to the right service for their needs.

Call us on 0191 482 0000

In emergencies dial 999 / Non-emergencies dial 111

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