Stay away from A&E, urges hospital

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Published: Tuesday 17th February 2015 by The News Editor

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A hospital has asked patients to stay away from its A&E unit as it cannot cope with the volume of people being admitted.

A spokeswoman for the Royal Cornwall Hospital Emergency Department in Truro said it was issuing the alert after increased pressure over the past couple of days.

“We are advising people to stay away,” she said.

“We have had pressures on the system for a while.”

She suggested the cold weather and the start of the half-term holidays could be reasons for the increase in attendees.

Patients are advised to call 111 or visit their doctor or pharmacist unless they are in a serious or life-threatening condition.

Published: Tuesday 17th February 2015 by The News Editor

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