I made my first visit of 2016 to the George Eliot Hospital last week to discuss a wide range of issues relating to local care, the overuse of A&E services in Winter and the current Junior Doctor Contract issue. GEH is urging local people to only use A&E in the instance of a real emergency. They have recently released the following important information:
Dr Deryth Stevens, Chair of NHS Warwickshire North CCG, said: “The kind of serious accidents and emergencies that should been treated at A&E include unconsciousness, heavy blood loss, suspected heart attacks and strokes, and broken bones. Those with a cold or flu or symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting, should visit their pharmacist, who will be able to advise and offer appropriate medication.”
A range of other health services are available including GP services, the NHS 111 telephone line and pharmacies. If you’re not sure what the appropriate service is, call NHS 111 and speak to someone who can provide advice on the best course of action.
Walk in services are also available in the local area including the Camphill GP led Health Centre, Ramsden Avenue, Camphill, Nuneaton, CV10 9EB, Open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.