January 15, 2018 4.30 pm This story is over 46 months old

Lincoln County Hospital A&E ‘extremely busy’, warns management

Only attend if it is an emergency.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) bosses warned people to only attend Lincoln County Hospital for emergencies.

The trust issued a warning on Monday, January 15 stating that the hospital is ‘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.”

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