NHS 111 Service
Because it is winter, the NHS is seeing more people with breathing problems. They need your help today and over this weekend! The advice that has been received from the NHS is that most of the people they are seeing at the hospital’s Emergency Departments and at the GP surgeries need a lot of time to make sure they are treated well. This is not unusual – people who are already quite ill get a lot sicker during the colder winter months. Because of this pressure they ask all residents to remember that there is a Suffolk-based 24-hour medical helpline, NHS 111, which can offer help, advice and guidance on urgent medical matters. This means that when the GP surgery is closed and it’s not a life-threatening emergency, then they should call NHS 111. Calls are free and will be answered by a trained health advisor. This service will advise on the best course of action and will organise a visit by the out-of-hours GP if needed. For more information on NHS 111 please click here.
Please remember that 999 & A&E are for emergencies only. Otherwise call NHS 111 for help & advice.