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Alternatives to A&E

The emergency department is currently experiencing high demand and its services need to be prioritised.

The hospital is reminding the public about the range of alternatives available, including:

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NHS 111 

GP surgeries

Minor injuries units and drop-in sessions at health centres.


Many patients will be seen sooner in walk-in and minor injuries units than in A&E departments.

For more information on using health services appropriately visit

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB. Tel: 01202 665511

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