Video: Leeds hospitals trust urges residents to rethink A&E visits during holidays

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Leeds residents are being urged to rethink unnecessary visits to A&E as the city’s hospitals face winter pressures.

A new video by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTH) is reminding people that they should only attend A&E in emergencies, and could often be seen more quickly at community services like pharmacies, GPs or NHS walk-in centres.

It comes after the trust revealed it sees hundreds of people each year attending A&E with conditions that could be better treated in the community.

The video features a number of LTH emergency department staff giving general health advice to try and stop people accessing the wrong services over the holidays.

Visit www.leedsth.nhs.uk for further information.

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