Poorly child over half term?
The NHS in Sussex is urging local parents and families to make the right healthcare choice if they need help, that isn’t an emergency, this half term.
Health and care services in Sussex continue to experience high levels of demand, and emergency departments are very busy.
Services continue to work together to provide suitable alternatives for people who don’t need to be seen in hospital, which helps to relieve pressure on busy emergency services.
Minor Injuries Units, Urgent Treatment Centres, and Walk-in Centres are available for minor health issues, such as bumps, scrapes, sprains, small burns and much more. You can find the details of your local services on the NHS Sussex website:
Anyone who needs urgent medical support, but does not have a life-threatening illness or injury, can contact NHS111 first by dialling 111 or going online to www.111.nhs.uk.
NHS111 is available 24 hours-a-day and can provide help and support online or over the phone, including connecting callers to pharmacists and out of hours GPs, as well as helping those in need get to the most appropriate service if they do need to see someone face-to-face.