Support the NHS: Make the right choice when seeking treatment

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust’s Accident and Emergency Department (A&E) at Calderdale Royal Hospital is extremely busy at the moment
due to the increasing pressure of covid-19.

Please don’t go to A&E unless absolutely necessary: in serious or life-threatening situations. If a person feels unwell and requires medical advice they should call 111,
their GP or in an emergency, 999.

In recent weeks there has been a rise in the number of people visiting A&E with very minor injuries that could have be treated more quickly by other health and care
services. This puts serious pressure on NHS staff and services, and has a harmful effect on the care of very ill people being looked after in the hospital.

There have also been instances where people who are Covid-19 positive turning up at A&E. This is extremely dangerous for both patients and NHS staff. We would urge anyone who has coronavirus (Covid-19) symptoms to stay at home and self-isolate.

If you need a test visit or call 119. If you feel very unwell and need additional help or advice call NHS 111 or your GP practice. If you
feel there is something seriously wrong call, 999.

Here’s a helpful way to decide on where to get help: