Hospital urges patients to avoid using A&E following ‘high demand’

James Paget Hospital Picture: Nick Butcher

James Paget Hospital Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A hospital has urged patients not to use its A&E department unless there is a genuine emergency.

The A&E department at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston is currently experiencing 'high demand' – and patients should only attend if there is a genuine emergency.

In a message to patients on Twitter, the hospital tweeted: 'It's extremely busy at our hospital today - so please do not attend A&E unless it is an emergency.

'If you need to access health care services, please consider using the NHS 111 service.'

With patients being asked to 'keep our A&E for emergencies only,' further information is also available via the hospital's website

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