On behalf of the local NHS we are sending a quick update to ask for your help in keeping our neighbourhoods, friends and relatives healthy this winter.
It’s important for us to get vital information to as many people in Hull as possible. Please can you share the information below with your groups.
A&E – it’s for serious stuff
During the cold winter months hospital and emergency services can become very busy. As many as 1 in 4 people attending A&E have a condition or injury that could be treated more effectively by another service.
The NHS are asking people to help A&E run smoothly by only visiting in life threatening and serious situations.
If you’ve had a minor injury, such as a sprain, strain, a cut requiring stitching or a burn, you can be seen quickly and effectively at the Bransholme 24hr Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC). The also has X-ray facilities during some hours of the day. Find out more about what the UTC offers here: https://bit.ly/2yTGUE7
Pharmacists are clinically trained and may be able to help with many common health concerns. If you’re unsure where the best place to go is call the free phone line 111 who will be able to advise you.
Flu vaccinations – essential for those at risk
For people over 65 the flu can be particularly nasty. It can lead to many complications and even hospitalisation. The best way to protect you and your loved ones from the flu is by having your vaccination.
Winter is ‘flu season’ when the number of cases of flu increase. Don’t delay, protect yourself today.
People who are over 65, those with a long term health condition (like heart disease, COPD or asthma), pregnant women and children aged 2 & 3 are all eligible for a free vaccination on the NHS. Simple speak to your GP, pharmacist, practice nurse or midwife.
Find out more at: www.staywellthiswinter.co.uk