Second day of warnings at Lincoln A&E

Lincoln County Hospital A&E has entered its second day of warnings as long waiting times continue.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) bosses first warned people to only attend Lincoln County Hospital for emergencies on Monday, January 15.

The trust has said the hospital continues to be ‘extremely busy’ and emergency patients will be given priority.

A hospital spokesperson said: “Lincoln County Hospital A&E department is extremely busy today and we are asking patients to only attend if it is an emergency.

“If people come to A&E and it is not an emergency they will have a long wait as we will prioritise the sickest patients.

“Our advice is please consider if you could be helped by visiting your local pharmacy, by contacting your GP, or attending a walk in centre or urgent care centre.

“If you do become unwell and need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency, call NHS 111 for clinical advice, assessment and for direction to the most appropriate services for treatment.”