URGENT - Who do you call first?
Accident and Emergency Departments are always very busy, and most of us have attended at one time or another, and have experienced long waits to be seen.
You won’t be surprised to learn that many of those who attend A&E need not have attended, and could have got appropriate care from GPs or other non-hospital services.
There are some cases which are obvious emergencies, where getting to hospital as soon as possible is essential.
24 Hours a day you can call NHS 111 to get advice as to whether you should go to hospital or not.
De Parys Medical Centre is well equipped for the assessment and treatment of minor injuries, illnesses and infections such as:
- Children with high temperatures
- Ear and respiratory infections
- Children and adults with breathing problems.
- New unexplained symptoms
- Worrying worsening of long term conditions
- Mild & moderate injuries, wounds and burns
- Worrying rashes
- Bladder & other infections
- Concerning tummy upsets
Finally, ensure your medicine cabinet is well stocked with:
- Anti-diarrhoeal medicine
- Rehydration mixture
- Indigestion remedy