Summer campaign to ease pressure at King’s Lynn hospital

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A campaign has been launched in West Norfolk in a bid to ease pressure on the A&E department at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group’s is hoping to encourage people to visit other suitable option within its Choose Me Not A&E campaign.

Every year about 3,000 people wait for hours in A&E when they could have received quicker and more appropriate treatment elsewhere.

GPs, pharmacists and paramedics will be in the Vancouver Quarter on Thursday, August 6, from 10am to 4pm to speak about summer health issues.

Tony Dean MRPharmS, of Norfolk Local Pharmaceutical Committee, said: “We’re trying to spread the message across West Norfolk that A&E is only to be used in life-threatening emergencies. GPs, pharmacists and the 111 Service are all able to help treat a wide-range of illnesses and conditions, freeing up resources in A&E for those who desperately need them.”