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Bank Holiday Plea To Avoid A and E At Treliske

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7:01am 4th May 2013

There is a bank holiday plea from Cornish health bosses, after a string of problems like Norovirus and bed-blocking at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

Patients are being urged to stock up on supplies ahead of the long weekend, to ease the pressure on A and E at Treliske.

Dr Iain Chorlton is a GP in Gunnislake.

He said we can all do our bit: "A lot of it is common sense. Have I got my first aid cupboard stocked with some paracetamol and some first aid? Have I got my repeat prescription? There's still time to phone up your GP surgery and arrange to pick up that prescription if it's going to run out over the bank holiday weekend.

"The worry is that it can put our A and E department under severe and unnecessary pressure, and we've seen that in the past. Things are improving and we're working with all our providers to provide the right care in the right place. But we still have to be conscious that A and E gets under an extreme amount of pressure."

You can find more information about out of hours GPs services over the bank holiday here.

7:01am 4th May 2013

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