Hunstanton pop-up clinic plan to help bank holiday tourists
People heading to the West Norfolk coast this bank holiday weekend are being urged to make use of a pop-up clinic if they are hurt or unwell.
Health chiefs have announced a temporary minor injuries unit will be set up on The Green in Hunstanton in a bid to ease pressure on other frontline NHS services.
The unit, which follows a similar initiative last summer, will be run by St John Ambulance personnel and operate from 11am to 6pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Treatment will be available for a range of ailments such as sprains and strains, minor bleeding, allergies, stings and bites, dehydration and sunburn.
And people visiting popular spots such as Snettisham, Heacham and Burnham Market are also being encouraged to make use of the facility, which is being run in conjunction with the West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), if they need help.
Christopher Levis, St John Ambulance's Norfolk district manager, said: “We hope that by providing this facility over the busy bank holiday weekend that this will help to relieve pressure on local A&E departments."
CCG lead director Jeanette Hucey, said “Bank Holidays are always a busy time for the NHS, particularly with minor injuries, so we would like to appeal to people to consider using the NHS 111 service, a pharmacist or the Pop-Up Unit.
“The unit will help people to get quick treatment for minor injuries so they can then go on to enjoy the rest of their day.”