Nurses urge patients to ‘choose wisely’

A MAJOR nursing union has urged patients to think twice before attending busy hospital emergency wards.

The Royal College of Nursing Northern Region, which represents around 18,000 members, says Accident and Emergency departments are facing significant pressure due to a range of factors, including a rise in patients with winter vomiting symptoms.

And the union is urging members of the public to choose wisely when considering which health services are most appropriate for their needs to avoid putting further unnecessary strain on the system.


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