Emergency departments remain busy and continue to see high numbers of patients by ambulance and as walk-ins. Hospitals are also struggling with discharging medically fit patients home and are asking the local community to support them to safely discharge patients home by collecting relatives as soon as possible, setting up a bedroom in their home or going to their house to stock the fridge and put the heating on.
Please find the latest updates from the hospitals here:
Nottingham University Hospitals
Sherwood Forest Hospitals
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals
NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
How the public can help:
- Only call 999 or attend A&E departments for serious accidents and for genuine emergencies.
- When you need urgent medical care but it’s not an emergency, please visit NHS 111 online or call NHS111 for advice on how to get the care you need at any time of day or night.
- Urgent Treatment Centres treat injuries including sprains, strains, suspected fractures, bites, cuts, scalds and other non-emergency conditions. Waiting times are usually much shorter than A&E. We have UTCs at:
- Nottingham – The NHS Urgent Care Centre (next to the BBC building) is open every day from 7am-7pm. You don’t need an appointment to attend. Seaton House, London Road, Nottingham, NG2 4LA Tel: 0115 883 8500
- Newark – Newark Hospital is open 9am-10pm (last patient admitted at 9.30pm). It can be found on Boundary Road, NG24 4DE
- Ilkeston Community Hospital – is open 8am – 8pm. It can be found on Heanor Road , Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 8LN. You can book into this service via 111. For other non-urgent cases, when you need medical advice and it’s not an emergency, please speak to your GP practice or a pharmacist.
- Use the NHS App for access to a wide range of services and information, such as accessing medical records, booking and managing appointments, reviewing medication and ordering prescriptions as well as checking symptoms.
- Flu and Covid-19 are currently circulating in the community, so stay at home if you have symptom and get your jabs if you are eligible. More details about how to get your flu and Covid-19 jab can be found here – Flu vaccine – NHS (www.nhs.uk)and here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/how-to-get-a-coronavirus-vaccine/
- Members of the public can also help ease pressures by using their local pharmacy. Pharmacies can help with allergies, constipation, headaches, earaches and many other ailments. Many pharmacies are open over the New Year bank holiday, you can find opening hours for your local pharmacy here – https://www.england.nhs.uk/midlands/nhs-england-and-nhs-improvement-midlands-work/bank-holiday-pharmacy-opening-times/#nottinghamshire
- GPs are open as usual up to and including Friday 30 December and then open again as normal on Tuesday 3 January 2023.