NHS health bosses have thanked the public for their ongoing support as the health and care system continues to face pressures to its services.
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and Sherwood Forest Hospital NHS Trust are facing extreme pressures and additional measures have been being put in place to make sure staff are supported to continue to deliver high quality care to their patients.
To help deal with the pressures and help NHS staff focus on caring for the most serious patients, health bosses urged the public to think twice about which services they needed over the weekend. This allowed the local NHS to care for the most serious patients and eased some of the pressures being faced.
Amanda Sullivan, Chief Executive of NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, said: “Our services are continuing to face pressure following the weekend but, with the help of the public over the weekend, we have started to see improvements.
“I would like to thank everyone for calling 111, using the correct service and avoiding emergency departments unnecessarily. These actions help us make sure we can treat those who are most in need.
“We are still seeing pressure within our hospitals, but the situation is improving. We are asking the public to continue to contact 111 first to make sure you are seen in the right place and by the right person and to only call 999 and attend emergency departments if it is a life-threatening emergency.”
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