Eagle Radio {%endif%}

Eagle Radio


Visit the website to find out more
Visit the website to find out more

Avoid Royal Surrey A&E "unless absolutely necessary"

2 minute read
Avoid Royal Surrey A&E "unless absolutely necessary"

Published at 12:31pm 6th April 2018. (Updated at 10:15am 7th April 2018)

The Royal Surrey has appealed to the public to stay away from A&E as it continues to see high numbers of patients.

A spokesman says there has been no let up since early March, with beds also reported to be full.

The hospital says people should not go to A&E unless they really have to - and to contact 111 to find out what other options are available.

Those with less urgent needs who do turn up to A&E may have to wait longer than usual as critical cases are prioritised.

Dr Christopher Tibbs, Deputy Chief Executive and Medical Director said: "Operationally we've had a really busy start to the year with and we're still seeing and treating a large number of very poorly patients - all our beds are full.

"Over the Easter weekend we took over the contract for providing adult community health services in Guildford and Waverley in partnership with the GP Federation, Procare Health.

"We've always worked closely with our community partners, but as part of the same organisation we will continue to improve flow through the healthcare system.

"People in the community can support us by always ensuring that they are making the most appropriate choice for their care needs.

“It is important that people don’t attend the emergency department unless absolutely necessary."

People are advised to call the free NHS 111 helpline team - or find out more on the NHS Choices website. 

Contact Us

If you would like to submit a query or provide more information on this story please get in touch below.

Please wait...
  • Up to 3 JPG or PNG images, 2MB max size
  • We will always endeavour to credit you when we publish your pictures.
  • By uploading you are agreeing to this non-exclusive reuse, royalty-free, across all Eagle Radio platforms, which extends to our partner broadcasters.
  • You retain copyright to all images.
  • If you would like to send us a video, please upload to YouTube or similar and paste the video URL into the message above.