is seeing record numbers of people using it’s emergency services, including
Rotherham Hospital’s Urgent and Emergency Care Centre.
Over the weekend the
hospital on Moorgate Road saw lots of patients with flu-like
symptoms and diarrhoea and vomiting and as a result has placed restrictions on
visits to Rotherham Hospital to help stop the spread of these seasonal
conditions. Our message to the public is:
only visit a family member or friend in hospital if it is absolutely
and pregnant women are asked not to visit the hospital
the hospital saw a record number of patients attend its UECC, with over 360
patients being seen in one day. Figures that are reflected from health services
and hospitals across our region.
A spokesperson for
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust explained: “A&E is not always the best
place to be. Please only come to hospital in a life-threatening situation. Our Urgent and Emergency Care Centre at Rotherham
Hospital for urgent care such as broken bones, severe burns and scalds or a
are five things people can do if they have flu-like symptoms.
Pharmacists. Can provide
you with help and advice on a range of common conditions and minor
injuries. Many are open late, also on weekends and Bank Holidays and most now
have a private consultation area to discuss your issues and concerns in
GP appointments. This includes out of hours
appointments in the evening and at weekends - which are offered at locations
across Rotherham. Contact your GP surgery or download the Rotherham Health App
for more information. GP appointments for injuries or illnesses
that aren’t getting better; such as a persistent cough, ear ache and stomach
NHS 111. Call111 or visit www.111.nhs.uk if
you’re not sure what to do or the best service for you. The 24-hour service provides
confidential health advice and if required, advisors are able to arrange out-
of-hours appointments with a GP - which in Rotherham are usually at an
allocated time in the Urgent and Emergency Care Centre in Rotherham Hospital.
Wash your hands. Washing your hands thoroughly
with soap and water to help stop the spread of flu, coughs and colds and
diarrhoea and vomiting.
Get a flu jab. Get your free flu jab if you
are eligible. Your pharmacist of GP surgery will be able to give you more information.