People with minor illnesses and injuries this half-term school holiday are being urged to use the Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) at Lewes Victoria Hospital, helping free up emergency care services for those most in need.
Winter has been extremely difficult for the NHS across the country, especially on A&E departments and local GP surgeries as they cope with increasing numbers of people seeking treatment.
To help ease this pressure on these vital local services, this half-term holiday the NHS is urging people with minor infections and rashes, fractures and lacerations, stomach upsets, superficial cuts and bruises, minor burns and strains to use the MIU at Lewes Victoria Hospital for treatment.
A spokesperson for High Weald and Lewes CCG, said: “This half term school holiday, if you do need urgent care that is not an emergency, you can get treated quickly without an appointment at MIU at Lewes Victoria Hospital. This will help free up emergency services for those in most need.”
“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-8pm Monday to Sunday.”
A website at www.sussexhelpmy.nhs.uk highlights the all the available alternatives to A&E visits or GP appointments, and has searchable listings on the most appropriate services available across Sussex to treat a range of illness and injuries.