Our Emergency Departments/A&E’s are under pressure.
The healthcare system across Northern Lincolnshire is designed to work together, and staff across all parts of our NHS are busy working hard to provide care for you in challenging circumstances.
So, if it’s not a serious injury or life-threatening illness, please seek advice or treatment elsewhere before coming to A&E.
It is likely this will help you be seen more quickly and receive help from the appropriate health professional.
And, if you come to A&E and we believe it’s more appropriate for you to be treated elsewhere, we may signpost you there on arrival.
We know that at least one in four patients who come to A&E could have sought treatment elsewhere.
Our emergency care staff are trained to the highest level to save lives, and with lots of very sick people in our community right now, they have to focus on caring for the most seriously ill.
Anyone who is requiring help in a mental health crisis in North Lincolnshire should ring a dedicated crisis line – 0800 015 0211. The line is staffed by mental health experts.
For anyone needing general mental health support there is a 24-hour-a-day seven-day-per-week support line Freephone, 08081 968442, for residents of all ages including children and young people.
If you are in North East Lincolnshire call 01472 256256 and select option 3.
Many of you are already making best use of the range of healthcare services we have available here in Northern Lincolnshire, and our staff offer our sincere thanks for that.