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Critical Incident declared

Critical Incident declared
25 October 2022

Our Trust has declared a Critical Incident today (Tuesday 25 October) in response to significant pressure on hospital services.

We are working with our health and care partners to take urgent action and ensure the safety of services.

NHS leaders on the Island are calling on people to only come to the Emergency Department (ED) if they are experiencing a life-threatening illness or injury.

Steve Parker, Medical Director, said: "Our Emergency Department is extremely busy, as is the rest of the hospital. Despite the very best efforts of our staff, people are waiting a long time to be admitted into a bed."

We are asking members of the public to help by please: 

  • collecting family and friends from hospital as soon as they are ready to be discharged, to free up beds for those who need them

  • visit NHS 111 online or call NHS 111 for heath advice, or alternatively contact your local pharmacist or GP

  • think about the most appropriate NHS service for your needs and to only call 999 in the event of a life-threatening illness or injury

  • stay away from our hospitals if you have COVID symptoms, or are in contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

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