People urged to use healthcare services ‘wisely’ this Easter weekend

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Photo: Archant

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Photo: Archant - Credit: Evening News � 2009

Patients from across Norfolk are being urged to help the NHS this Easter weekend by using healthcare services 'wisely'.

The area's five NHS clinical commissioning groups said going to the right place for treatment will result in them getting help more quickly.

A wide range of healthcare advice on minor illnesses is also available from local pharmacists, many of which are open over the weekend.

A CCG spokesperson said people with urgent but non-emergency issues should call NHS 111.

Dr John Stammers, chair of NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG, said: 'There are a wide variety of NHS services available for anyone who becomes ill or injures themselves over the Easter break. We are urging people to think about the help they need and choose the right service to meet their needs.

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'By choosing well, not only will you get treatment more quickly but will also leave urgent care services free for people in greater need.'

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