We are always here for our community – but please only come to our emergency care department when you really do need us.Is it an emergency?
Samantha Derbyshire is a nursing sister in emergency care at the University Hospital of North Tees. She said: “We had quite a busy evening last night – including a number of injuries people sustained while watching the match.
“Waiting times for treatment in our urgent and emergency care department remains long today. We want to again urge people to only come to our service for treatment if it is an emergency.
“We are asking people to think twice before coming to the department. Many minor injuries and issues can be treated by self-medicating or visiting your local pharmacy or your GP.
“The NHS 111 service is also here for you if you need advice and support about a health issue and to direct you when appropriate.
“By taking this course of action you are helping reduce pressure on the service. It means we can treat people who urgently need our help.”