We are currently experiencing unprecedented levels of demand across our hospitals, and our emergency departments (ED) continue to be busier than ever. Our staff are working incredibly hard to care for everyone who needs our help, and in order to ensure we can continue to safely care for everyone who needs urgent and emergency care, there may be some disruption to non-urgent care; however this is being kept to an absolute minimum.

We will be in touch directly with any patients affected by this, all other patients should continue to attend their appointments as planned.

This is never a decision taken lightly, and is only a temporary measure. We are asking members of the community to help us by thinking about the best way to get the treatment you need; only come to ED in an emergency, consider visiting your local pharmacy and use 111.nhs.uk to help find the right service for you.

Remember we are always here for you – always go to the emergency department for anything urgent or life threatening.