Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset NHS prepares for busy Easter period

PUBLISHED: 17:31 13 April 2017

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North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has urged patients to ensure they receive the right care from the right place, with Weston’s A&E expected to be even busier than usual during Easter weekend.

Doctors want to remind patients they can receive more effective and quick treatment if they ensure non-emergencies are dealt with by the out-of-hours GP or the minor injuries unit in Clevedon.

A spokesman for the North Somerset Community Partnership, which is the company commissioned to deliver more than 26 community health services in the district, said: “If you have a serious injury then Weston A&E is absolutely the place you should go.

“But if you have a minor injury, our unit at North Somerset Community Hospital in Old Street, Clevedon, can most likely see you quicker than the A&E can.

“Weston A&E and the Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) in Clevedon are part of the same system for delivering medical care and we are reminding Weston residents to consider the MIU.”


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