Use Walk in Centre to free A&E for those in most need this Bank Holiday

Residents and out of town visitors in need of non-urgent medical treatment this May Bank Holiday are being urged to use the Brighton Station Health Centre, helping free up Emergency Services for those most in need.

The last few months have 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 local services this May Bank holiday the NHS is urging people with minor infections and rashes, stomach upsets, superficial cuts and bruises, minor burns and strains to visit Brighton Station Health Centre for treatment. There is no need to be a registered patient or to make an appointment to use the walk-in centre and it offers quick treatment close to home from 8:00 - 20:00 in the city centre.

A website at www.sussexhelpmy.nhs.uk highlights the all the other alternatives to A&E visits, and has searchable listings on the most appropriate services available across Sussex to treat a range of illness and injuries.

People can also dial 111 if they need medical help but are not in a life-threatening situation. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is a great way to get the right medical advice at any time.

Dr David Supple, Clinical Chair of the CCG, said: "This May Bank holiday, if you do need urgent care that is not an emergency, you can get treated quickly without an appointment at the Brighton Station Health Centre. There is no need to be a registered patient or to make an appointment to and it offers easy access to quick treatment from 8:00 - 20:00 Monday to Sunday.

“Everyone can #HelpMyNHS by choosing the right service at the right time, freeing up emergency services for those most in need.”