Public urged to find alternatives to A&E over Bank Holiday

The Brighton Station Health Centre SUS-161121-104002001
The Brighton Station Health Centre SUS-161121-104002001

Those in need of non-urgent medical treatment this May Bank Holiday are being asked to use the Brighton Station Health Centre, helping free up emergency services for those most in need.

Brighton and Hove health bosses said the last few months have been ‘extremely difficult’ for the NHS across the country, especially on A&E departments and local GP surgeries.

To help ease this pressure over the May Bank Holiday (May 26 to 28), the local NHS is urging people with minor infections and rashes, stomach upsets, superficial cuts and bruises, minor burns and strains to visit Brighton Station Health Centre for treatment.

Dr David Supple, clinical chair of Brighton and Hove CCG (clinical commissioning group), said: “This May Bank holiday, if you do need urgent care that is not an emergency, you can get treated quickly without an appointment at the Brighton Station Health Centre. There is no need to be a registered patient or to make an appointment to and it offers easy access to quick treatment from 8am to 8pm Monday to Sunday.

“Everyone can #HelpMyNHS by choosing the right service at the right time, freeing up emergency services for those most in need.”

To find out more about alternatives to A&E in the area, visit: www.sussexhelpmy.nhs.uk