LGI and St James' Hospital issue urgent update on 'very busy' A&E capacity
An update on the A&E capacity at the LGI and St James' Hospital in Leeds has been issued.
The update said that the accident and emergency departments at the two Leeds hospitals are 'very busy' at the moment.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust added that if you are feeling unwell but it is not an emergency, the 111 number is available to call '24 hours a day, 365 days a year'.
The full update from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust said: "*PLEASE SHARE* The Emergency Departments at Leeds General Infirmary and St James’s Hospital are extremely busy. If it is not an emergency, please call NHS 111 or use https://111.nhs.uk for advice on the best place to receive the care you need."
Leeds has two urgent care centres which can be accessed by patients who need to see a doctor or nurse urgently, but do not have a life-threatening injury or condition.
The St George’s Urgent Treatment Centre in St George's Road, Middleton, and Wharfedale Urgent Treatment Centre at Wharfedale Hospital in Newall Carr Road, Otley, are both open daily, 8am-11pm.
They can deal with issues such as sprains and strains, simple broken bones, wounds and bites, burns and scalds, and minor head, eye and back injuries. Patients are advised to call NHS 111 to arrange an appointment before attending.
Meanwhile, the Shakespeare Medical Centre at 1 Cromwell Mount, Burmantofts, is open daily, 8am-8pm.
It can be used by none-emergency patients who have a minor illness such as coughs, chest infections, fevers, sore throats and headaches.
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