Like many hospitals at this time of year, our A&E department is extremely busy.
We are urging members of the public to only come to A&E in an emergency. It is not an alternative to a GP appointment.
Choosing the right NHS service not only will help ease the pressure on A&E staff, but also may result in quicker treatment.
Don’t forget that your GP or pharmacist can offer you advice and treatment.
If you do attend A&E with a minor injury or ailment you may have to wait a significant period of time.
People who are uncertain of what they should do, should call NHS 111 for free health advice and assistance.