Worthing Hospital A&E entrance

Save A&E for saving lives this winter

Monday January 5, 2015

Please help us to save A&E for saving lives this winter.

Our A&E departments are extremely busy – but not everyone who attends our units in Worthing and Chichester has come to the right place to receive the right care for them.

If you’re not a real emergency you could get quicker treatment closer to home, by visiting your GP, a local walk-in centre or, for simple coughs and colds, the local pharmacist.

Across the country, one in four people who go to A&E could receive effective care and treatment from other NHS services.

Remember, A&E stands for Accident and Emergency – not Anything and Everything.

By choosing not to go to A&E when you could receive effective care by another service, the skilled A&E teams are able to focus on people suffering from strokes, heart attacks and other life-threatening injuries and illnesses.

Save A&E for saving lives. Please click here to find out where you could receive the right care more quickly in the right place.

If you are uncertain of what to do, call NHS 111 for free health advice and assistance, or visit www.nhs.uk

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