Unprecedented demand on A&E at the Alex today

Unprecedented demand on A&E at the Alex today

Unprecedented demand on A&E at the Alex today

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THE Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and Worcestershire Royal Hospital are experiencing unprecedented seasonal demand in A&E today.

County residents are being urged to consider all alternative healthcare options that could provide appropriate treatment before coming to A&E.

Full information on all healthcare options available in the county are available at isaandeforme.com

Minor accidents which don’t need emergency treatment include cuts, sprains and rashes.  People with this type of injury should visit their local Minor Injuries Unit where they will be seen by a doctor or nurse.

An appointment isn’t needed and these centres, based in Bromsgrove, Evesham, Kidderminster, Malvern and Tenbury can treat and offer help and advice about a wide range of non-urgent conditions. Average waiting time is around 20 minutes. More information about MIUs is available at hacw.nhs.uk/our-services/minor-injuries-units/

In many instances, pharmacies are a good choice.  Pharmacists can help give advice and over-the-counter remedies for diarrhoea, minor infections, headaches, coughs and colds, as well as selling bandages and supports for minor twists and sprains.

Anyone who is unsure on the best course of action can always ring NHS 111 for health advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Choking, chest pain, blacking out, blood loss and fractures are all considered emergencies and those with these symptoms should not hesitate in visiting their local A&E department.

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1:58pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Save The Alex Campaign says...

Take from https://www.facebook
.com/savethealex

"Those of us who are dependant on public transport & cannot afford taxis would have the following journeys to minor injuries units. Bromsgrove no direct service to hospital minimum 2 buses to get there. Evesham 2 hourly. service. Kidderminster minimum 2 buses. Malvern minimum buses. Tenbury minimum 3 buses. And don't even think of being ill or get injured on a Sunday because there are virtually no buses. So no choice but to use Alex A&E"
Take from https://www.facebook .com/savethealex "Those of us who are dependant on public transport & cannot afford taxis would have the following journeys to minor injuries units. Bromsgrove no direct service to hospital minimum 2 buses to get there. Evesham 2 hourly. service. Kidderminster minimum 2 buses. Malvern minimum buses. Tenbury minimum 3 buses. And don't even think of being ill or get injured on a Sunday because there are virtually no buses. So no choice but to use Alex A&E" Save The Alex Campaign
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5:42pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Kieron's left foot says...

Indeed.. The Alex is the hospital for people in Redditch..If it cant cope then it needs to get it's act together and stop whinging and moaning
Indeed.. The Alex is the hospital for people in Redditch..If it cant cope then it needs to get it's act together and stop whinging and moaning Kieron's left foot
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